Dubawi Gold: may run in the Group 2 Sandown MilePICTURE: Gerry Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Dubawi Gold unscathed after stalls incident
DUBAWI GOLD was reported to be unscathed after being withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free on World Cup night and could start his campaign in the Sandown Mile.
The four-year-old kicked the back of the stalls and caught his hind legs, suffering superficial cuts which led to his withdrawal at Meydan on Saturday, and Richard Hannon jnr suggested the Group 2 at the end of the month could be his next target.
Quoted on Hannon's website he said: "He is battered and bruised but nothing more. He deserves a change of luck and, while he will have a quiet week when he returns, if he is okay we might have a look at the Sandown Mile at the end of the month.
"Dubawi Gold has finished second in two Guineas, so we would like to win a Group 1 with him this year, but Sandown would be an ideal confidence-booster and get us back on the right road and it has proved a lucky race for us.
"The horse thrived in the sunshine of Dubai and was actually pleasing me a lot more the closer we got to the race, but we got a bit of a kick in the teeth when we drew the 16 stall and then Lady Luck dealt us another blow in the gates, so it all became a non-event."