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Daniel Wildenstein Award Option for Rising Real World Star |  Race News

Real World could travel to France for their next outing with Saeed bin Suroor given the Daniel Wildenstein Prize over the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.

The advancing four-year-old won the Royal Hunt Cup and followed in a listed company in Newbury and in a group three in York.

He holds an entry in the Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket, but his teammate Benbatl looks likely to take part in this race, if the terrain permits.

“It’s more likely that Benbatl will take part in the Joel Stakes, while we maybe take Real World to France for Group 2 over a mile, the Wildenstein,” Bin Suroor said.

“As far as Ascot (Champions Day) is concerned, we’ll have to see what the pitch looks like. It’s more likely for Benbatl. Real World is a horse of the future and it will be even better next season.

“Both are in good shape and are performing well.

“With Benbatl we know he doesn’t want soft ground but he doesn’t want it too firm either. Good pitch is what he wants.”

Benbatl returned to action at Goodwood in the Celebration Mile after almost a year of hiatus and was beaten in a photo finish by Lavender’s Blue after Oisin Murphy’s mount missed the break , then made ground outside the field.

Bin Suroor added: “He missed the break at Goodwood and it cost him, Oisin said if you run this race 10 more times he would win it every time, but he still ran well and showed that he was a good horse. “





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