June 5, 2023

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Japanese horse “Panthalassa” is ready to challenge for the ninth game

Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi has expressed his delight at the way last February’s Saudi Arabian Cup champion horse Bandalassa trained on the maiden track and that he is ready to face the challenge of the ninth and main round. The Dubai World Cup is next Saturday evening.

Yahaji said in a press release: “After arriving in Dubai in good condition, including the horses he supervised (Bandalassa), he was satisfied with the way the training went and I think they are ready, especially the advantage of working. Here comes the trophy after almost a month. Saudi Arabia”.

He added: “Bantalassa has the option to return to the (Dubai Turf) race to defend his title or compete in the Dubai World Cup, before the Compass goes to the main circuit, and win. The 2000m Challenge is a continuation of his experience since his victory last February in the 1800m Saudi Bowl title.

He explained, “Participating in the Dubai World Cup was a tough decision, but the performance in the Saudi Cup (Bandalassa) was behind him, especially since he was eligible to continue racing on sand tracks and join Riyadh and Dubai. Both within a month.”

Regarding the increase in distance between the two races and the extent of its impact on Panthalassa, Yahagi explained: “Of course I’m worried about the distance, but I have faith in the horse’s abilities and rider Yutaka Yoshida’s skill and management. Distribute the Panthalassa effort during the race.”