‘Maturing All At The Right Time’: Undefeated Rebel’s Romance Targeting Saudi Derby, UAE Derby

One of the most exciting horses in training in the UAE is Godolphin’s undefeated Rebel’s Romance, who has exited his thrilling victory last week (over HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Mouheeb) in the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial in proper order. The proverbial sky is the limit for the son of Dubawi, with many exciting options ahead the Charlie Appleby trainee.

“Rebel’s Romance is in good form,” Appleby reported. “He came out of the race well and I’m pleased with what he would have learned. He’s got back into a nice rhythm at home and the plan is obviously to keep an eye on the Guineas and then hopefully going on to Saudi, but physically I think we’ll see some improvements and he’s maturing all at the right time.”

The $125,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) over one mile is slated for Feb. 4, while the $1.5 million Saudi Derby is 16 days later over the same distance. Options thereafter include the $150,000 Al Bastakiya (Listed) over the same 9.5 furlongs (March 6) as the $750,000 UAE Derby (G2) on Dubai World Cup’s undercard three weeks later.

Mouheeb, per his connections, also remains under consideration for all of the above.

The UAE Derby awards to the winner 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

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