Real World Given Cox Plate Target

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Real World

A superstar for the yard over the last two years, Real World is now looking to do it on an international scale as his trainer Saeed bin Suroor targets the Cox Plate with the five year old.

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.

Set to run a big race in the Coral Eclipse he picked up a setback and has not been seen on the track since but now is set for an Autumn campaign in Australia with the Cox Plate on October 22 at Moonee Valley his big potential aim.

(Credit ATR) He said: “Real World is OK, he’s still having an easy time. The plan is to take him to Australia. The horse has had a break, he was coughing before Sandown and he’s had an easy time. Now we are trying to prepare him for the Australian races.

“He could maybe have one more race here before he travels or maybe he will go straight there. The Cox Plate is a possibility, but he’s got plenty of options.”