Mshawish: five-year-old suffered a small injury at Meydan on ThursdayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Dettori mount Mshawish doubtful for Dubai Turf
MSHAWISH, arguably Frankie Dettori's best chance of a winner on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan on Saturday, is a major doubt for the Dubai Turf.
The Todd Pletcher-trained five-year-old, fourth behind Just A Way in the race 12 months ago, is 9-1 for the $6 million event, but bruised a foot on Thursday and is not certain to line up.
Bradley Weisbord, US racing adviser for owners Al Shaqab Racing, said Mshawish would work at the track on Saturday, which will determine if he runs.
He added on Friday morning: "The bruise is much improved today. Todd Pletcher's staff led by Nick Bush and Ginny Depasquale worked around the clock on the foot.
"We will only run if he's 100 per cent. I wish we had a few more days but we don't."
Dettori's other rides on Saturday include Sloane Avenue in the Godolphin Mile, Dubday in the Dubai Gold Cup and Green Mask in the Al Quoz Sprint.