Arlington Million Favorite Sulamani Suffering From Bruise
Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2003 2:59 PM
Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2003 2:59 PM
(Edited track report)
Photo: Trevor Jones
Sulamani, Arlington Million favorite suffering from stone bruise.
Godolphin Racing's Sulamani, morning line favorite for Saturday's 21st running of the grade I Arlington Million on turf and head standard bearer of eight European invaders for the race, suffered a slight stone bruise that kept him from going to the track Thursday morning at Arlington Park. However, his connections hope to resume his training Friday.
Speaking over the phone from his Newmarket base of operations, Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford issued the following statement:
"Sulamani has suffered a slight stone bruise, which is the reason he did not go to the track this (Thursday) morning," Crisford said. "He has not missed any work, and we are currently monitoring the situation. We hope to resume training tomorrow (Friday)."
Sulamani, winner of the group I Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby) last spring and runner-up in the group I Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last October while still a sophomore, showed his best form this year when he captured the grade I Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad al Sheba March 29. In his most recent trip to the post July 26, the 4-year-old son of Hernando finished second in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot while conceding 12 pounds to the winner.
Godolphin is seeking the 100th group or grade I win of its 10-year history with Sulamani in Saturday's Arlington Million.
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