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On a card that featured the culmination of Meydan’s turf races for three-year-olds, Cinderella’s Dream announced herself as a 1,000 Guineas contender with a remarkable win in the Listed Jumeirah 1,000 Guineas.

After her saddle slipped, William Buick was forced to ride without irons for much of the race but Cinderella’s Dream found plenty under tender handling to score by five and a half lengths. The Shamardal filly now looks set to head to Newmarket for the UK Classic – a path taken by Mawj 12 months ago.

Legend Of Time followed up his Jumeirah Guineas success with another assured display in the Listed Jumeirah Classic. He looks a likely candidate for North America’s Turf Triple races, kicking off with the G1 Belmont Derby in July, and could take in a prep run in the country beforehand.

A return to the United States is on the cards for last season’s G3 Sycamore Stakes victor Bold Act, who made a winning return to action in the G2 Dubai City Of Gold.

Star Of Mystery has Dubai World Cup Night in her sights following her second in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint, with the three-year-old filly on course for the G1 Al Quoz Sprint.

Measured Time worked at Meydan on Saturday as he continues his preparation for the G1 Dubai Turf, while Rebel’s Romance (G1 Dubai Sheema Classic) and Siskany (G2 Dubai Gold Cup) also look set to line up on Dubai’s racing highlight of the year.

Godolphin’s longest-serving trainer Saeed bin Suroor was presented with the Excellence Award at Saturday’s HH Sheikh Mohammed Racing Excellence Awards, recognising his significant impact in promoting racing and the UAE throughout the world.

Saeed bin Suroor is due to have runners at this week’s Dubai Racing Carnival and in Bahrain, where Real World and Passion And Glory are set to contest Listed races on Friday. Dhahabi and King Of Conquest could also travel to the kingdom for Charlie Appleby.

Encino may yet emerge as a Kentucky Derby contender after his victory in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park on Saturday, while Birth Cry secured valuable G3 Black Type in Japan on the same day when finishing third in Nakayama’s Ocean Stakes.

Galashiels and Vertbois posted Godolphin’s first wins of the year in France at Chantilly last week. Both Andre Fabre-trained runners hold Group-race entries, with Vertbois featuring among a raft of Godolphin colts in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains.