The season has obviously been truncated due to the Coronavirus outbreak but as the chill of Autumn descends it is the time when Saeed Bin Suroor starts to muster some of his troops in preparation for a Winter campaign in Dubai.
Of course there will be near to hand targets at the forthcoming Newmarket Cambridge and Cesarewitch meetings and the Champions Day at Ascot and his main flagbearer Benbatl could well be on parade in the Joel Stakes should ground conditions allow.
However, the Dubawi horse has bigger fish to fry with Dubai World Cup and the Saudi Cup in the offing and he is one that bin Suroor sees as a money spinner on his return to his homeland.
Bin Suroor’s team have come into form of late and he has a run in mind for the classy Military March before he takes flight to Dubai also. Military March could well prove the ace in his pack in the next few seasons and the currently Newmarket-based discussed plans for those he hope will be seen in action in the coming weeks and also some that will carry on in Dubai when the Carnival action resumes.
Saeed kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those that he hopes should fighting out for prize money shortly.