Racing: Fast Ground Rules Sakhee out of Ascot's King George
Montgomery, Sue, The Independent (London, England)
LAST YEAR'S champion Sakhee is unlikely to be in the line-up for Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes. The five- year-old was all but ruled out of the pounds 750,000 contest yesterday by Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford after he and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor walking the mile and a half course at Ascot and decided that the ground would be too firm for their star.
Sakhee, along with Grandera and pacemaker Narrative, will remain in Europe's Group 1 summer showpiece at this morning's 48-hour declaration stage, but, unless the heavens subsequently open, Sheikh Mohammed's flagship operation will be but two-handed in its quest for a ninth top-level …
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