Godolphin in Turkey
Trainer Saeed bin Suroor is bullish about the prospects of Godolphin picking up a generous slice of the big prizemoney on offer at the annual international race meeting at Veliefendi, Turkey, at the weekend.
Saeed sends a total of six runners to the two-day fixture to contest five races -- and he is confident the stable can again make its presence felt.
"Every year, our horses seem to run well in Turkey, and the horses we are sending this time are just the right type," Saeed said.
He sends Move Up for Sunday's G2 International Bosphorus Cup and Silent Attack for the G2 International Topkapi Trophy, on the same card.
Both are to be ridden by Godolphin's France-based jockey Mickael Barzalona, who combined with Saeed to take the 2013 Bosphorus Cup with Lost In The Moment.
"Move Up has been going very well at home, and Silent Attack is in good condition," the trainer reported.
Saeed also runs both Best Solution (Barzalona) and Top Score (Sean Levey) in Sunday's Trakya (Thrace) Trophy.
"Best Solution is in good form, and this is going to suit him -- while I believe this is also the right race for Top Score," the trainer pointed out.
Saeed will saddle two runners at Veliefendi on Saturday -- Basem in the International France Galop - FRBC Anatolia Trophy and Promising Run in the G3 International Istanbul Trophy. Barzalona will be aboard both.