Real World Setback Rules Him Out Of Coral Eclipse

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Real World

A superstar for the yard over the last two years, Real World was set to go back up in trip on Saturday for the Group One Coral Eclipse but having suffered a setback will not be entered to race.

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 looked on the cards for Real World with the horse winning at the trip before but having suffered a slight setback that shouldn't rule him out for the season, but will be enough to not see him at the weekend.

(Credit Racing Post) Bin Suroor said: "There's no major problem with him but he has coughed and scoped badly so unfortunately won't be running on Saturday.

"We'll have to see how he is in a couple of weeks to make a plan. There's plenty of options for him here and abroad, possibly even Canada, but we'll see how things go."

With plenty of speculation around Frankie Dettori at the moment after his split from John Gosden, He was set to ride for Saeed bin Suroor at the weekend but obviously now will not.

“Frankie is our man, but unfortunately the horse is not going to run,” The handler told the PA news agency.“

Frankie has been my friend for the last 30 years – we have travelled all over the world together and we wanted to use him, but unfortunately the horse coughed and scoped badly, so we decided not to run. It is disappointing, but you don’t run when they are not well.

“We will see how he is, but we will hope to use Frankie when there is something for him.”