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International Racing News

Sky's International racing journalists keep you up-to-date with the latest from abroad in the world of thorougbred racing.

Mubtaahij Will Need It   RSA - Mubtaahij (Christophe Soumillon) returns to racing in Thursday’s Listed Curlin Handicap over 2000m on dirt at Meydan, and he is reported to be well short of his best after a four month absence from racing. - 23 Feb
Mutakayyef Looks A Cut Above The William Haggas-trained Mutakayyef brings elite turf form to his all-weather debut in Saturday’s Group 3 Winter Derby and could well prove to be a class above his opposition. - 23 Feb
Du Lac To Confirm Cleves Form Lancelot Du Lac has developed into a real all-weather specialist with his last seven starts on a synthetic surface yielding six wins and one second and he looks to have - 23 Feb
Weight No Barrier For Kempton Star Top-weight may not be enough to stop Kempton specialist Tea For Two in Kempton’s Grade 3 - 23 Feb
Hush Can Silence Opposition ~~ With Charli Parcs likely to be sent off at prohibitive odds, the Evan Williams-trained Evening Hush should provide some each-way value in the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday night. Live on Sky Racing 1, the Adonis is always a key pointer towards the big novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival next month and all eyes will be on the Nicky Henderson-trained Charli Parcs who would only be having his third career start and his second in Britain after a superb stable debut over this track and distance at the end of last year. The four-year-old ran out a comfortable eight length winner from Alan King’s Master Blueyes who is set to reoppose on Saturday. Charli Parcs immediately became a leading contender for either the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle or the JCB Triumph Hurdle and will be odds-on to follow up on Saturday. That may well happen however his presence will open up the market and provide some each-way value elsewhere.   - 23 Feb
First-hand Knowledge Of Dubai Still Has Rodd Upbeat About Debt The hot debate whether Singapore kingpin Debt Collector can measure up in Dubai gets even hotter as the eventuality of his participation in the Dubai Turf took one step closer after his sensational first-up win last Friday week. - 22 Feb
Moore’s Sweet On Werther For Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup Werther took on the champion’s mantle with a demolition job of a win in last season’s G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) and on Sunday (26 February) the five-year-old, second-up after an injury lay-off, will aim to put his career back on to its lofty trajectory in the G1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m). - 22 Feb
Returning Jetwings To Take Time To Fly, Says Gibson Trainer Richard Gibson has urged caution with returning sprinter Jetwings in the Class 2 Sai Kung Handicap (1000m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (22 February), suggesting that the five-year-old is in need of the run as he makes his first raceday appearance in over 14 months. - 22 Feb
Await The Dawn Colt Knocked Down For R200 000 At Summerhill Ready To Run Sale   The Summerhill Ready To Run sale took place on the majestic farm in Mooi River on Tuesday 21st February. RSA - The weather never played its part but that certainly never put a dampener on the attendance and the atmosphere, with prospective buyers welcomed with hot coffee, a sherry or a glass of champagne. Summerhill owner Mick Goss whom was not at the sale last year due to illness, made a wonderful traditional South African welcome and listed a few horses that have gone on to win group races sold out of this very sales ring on the farm. - 22 Feb
Frankel Filly For Laird   RSA - Alec Laird is to train the unnamed Frankel filly that made R4 million at last month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. - 22 Feb