GROUP TWO winner Real World, a 5yo entire homebred son of Dark Angel, reportedly pleased his trainer Saeed bin Suroor in an important piece of work last week and is being aimed at the $20 million Group 1 Saudi Cup in February.
Having won the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot in June, he followed up in Listed company at Newbury before he added the Group 3 Strensall Stakes to his CV, prior to signing off last season with a narrow victory in the Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at ParisLongchamp.
“He worked really well, he’s in good order and I’m very happy with him,” said Bin Suroor. “The target with him is to take him to Saudi, but I would like to give him a race first at the end of this month. I will judge him when he works next week and see when I think he is ready for a race and then we’ll make a plan.
“We probably don’t need to run him on dirt before Saudi. “I’ll run him on turf, we’ll switch to dirt in the Saudi Cup. “When we took him back to Newmarket he grew and simply became a better horse. “That is why I want to run him on turf first, to get him ready for the Saudi Cup.”