Godolphin Racing Inc.'s Sulamani, the Arlington Million (gr. IT) morning line favorite who was suffering from a slight stone bruise Thursday, was back on the Arlington Park track just before dawn Friday morning to a canter once around the oval.
Sulamani's Friday exercise was encouraging news one day after a scheduled Thursday morning move by the European star was canceled following the discovery of the stone bruise, a setback that was quickly addressed.
Sulamani, winner of the French Derby (Fr-I) last spring and runner-up in the Group I Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (fr-I) in October while still a sophomore, showed his best form this year when he captured the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) 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 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot in Great Britain 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.