The Saeed bin Suroor trained Real World had to settle for second again behind the leading miler in the world Baaeed at Royal Ascot in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes and now looks set to step back up in trip to tackle the Coral Eclipse at Sandown.
The five year old Godolphin owned horse Bounced onto the racing scene last term when landing the 30 runner Royal Hunt Cup from the wrong side of the track and off the back of that went on to land a five timer, including races like Group Two Prix Daniel Wildenstein and Group Two Zabeel Mile.
On both his runs this season in the UK he has bumped into the unbeaten Baaeed in the Group One Lockinge and Group One Queen Anne Stakes, getting closer to him last time out but still not being good enough to put a chink in his armour.
A step up to 10 furlongs now looks the target for Real World with the horse winning at the trip before but now he will try to do at the top level in the Coral Eclipse at Sandown next month.
(Credit ATR) “He’s in the race and we just need to see how he comes out of Ascot,” said Bin Suroor.
“I want to see how he is next week but it’s so far so good, he looks happy and fresh but we need to see closer to the race.
“We will go back up to a mile and a quarter with him, he’s won over it before in a Listed race at Newbury last year so it is definitely something to look at.
“He got closer to Baaeed. He was coming back at him, I think there could be more to come from him at 10 furlongs.“
If you look at his pedigree you might not think he’d stay, but we’ve seen him get it before.
“He’s a class horse. The Juddmonte International is another race we could look at.”