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Possible Breeders' Cup Bid For Al Thakhira
Undefeated UK filly Al Thakhira (Dubawi-Dahama, by Green Desert) could be targeted at next month's Breeders' Cup meeting at Santa Anita, reports ukracing.com. The Marco Botti-trained 2YO, who races in the same colours as Arc heroine Treve for owner Sheikh Joaan of Qatar, looked a serious prospect when scoring a hugely impressive 3.25-lengths victory in last Saturday's Gr2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf is a real possibility for the exciting daughter of Dubawi, with Botti believing she will be even more effective on the expected fast ground. "We have to decide in the next few days if we are going to go to the Breeders' Cup. The entries need to be made before Monday, so we will have to decide before then," explained Botti. "I think we would like to take her there, but it depends how she comes out of the race (the Rockfel Stakes). We will wait and see." He added, "I think a mile on better ground would suit her even better."