Dettori to Work Sakhee, Fantastic Light Wednesday
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 6:35 PM
Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2001 2:09 PM
Jockey Frankie Dettori will work Godolphin's Sakhee and Fantastic Light next Wednesday, after which a decision will be made where to run each horse. Both were cross-entered for the Classic and Turf, with the Classic as first-preference.
Sakhee breezed 5 furlongs Wednesday in 1:05 1/5, while Fantastic Light went his 7 furlongs in 1:32 1/5. Both colts came out of their works in good shape and were back on the track Sunday morning.
While Sakhee would be an overwhelming favorite in the Turf, a victory in the Classic would crown him Horse of the World, following his brilliant score in the Arc de Triomphe, and give him a remarkable double that has never been achieved. Fantastic Light, on the other hand, would be renewing his rivalry with Galileo, with the Classic being the rubber match. If Godolphin decides to run both colts in the Classic, they would have one of the most powerful entries ever in international competition.
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