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Lowther outing is a possibility for Mawj

Mawj could be seen next in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York on August 18.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained filly lost little in defeat at Royal Ascot when second to Aidan O’Brien’s Meditate in the Albany Stakes, with the winner and runner-up looking two youngsters of real potential.

A daughter of Exceed And Excel, Mawj had made a winning start to her career at Newmarket in May.

“The horses are running well. We had four winners on Saturday,” Bin Suroor said.

“Mawj is doing good, she came back well. I would like to see how she is in a week’s time. I think there is a race for her at York.

“I want to see how she is. She is tiny – not a big filly – and we don’t want to over-do her. We have to look after her, but she is a nice filly.”

Bin Suroor also confirmed stable star Real World on course for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday, having twice been second at the top level to Baaeed this season – mostly recently in the Queen Anne at the Royal meeting.

“Real World will go to Sandown. We will look for a Group One for him,” he said.

Newmarket next on the agenda for Wolferton hero Dubai Future

Newmarket’s Princess of Wales’s Stakes is next on the agenda for easy Royal Ascot winner Dubai Future.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained six-year-old turned the Wolferton Stakes into something of a procession, winning by an eased-down three lengths.

It was a drop in class for the gelding, as he had only been beaten just over five lengths by Shahryar in the Sheema Classic on his penultimate outing.

“He was very impressive. He ran in a Group One race out in Dubai, but that was good from him,” said Bin Suroor.

“We’ve always liked him and he’s run in some big races.

“We’ll step up back up in class now, we’re looking at Newmarket, the Princess of Wales’s Stakes – a Group Two.”

One who just failed at Royal Ascot for the Godolphin trainer was Mawj, who got going too late to catch Aidan O’Brien’s Meditate in the Albany Stakes.

Mawj (all blue) could not catch Meditate
Mawj (all blue) could not catch Meditate (David Davies/PA)

She is now likely to have a break before possibly stepping up in trip.

Bin Suroor said: “She tries very hard and the winner looks very good.

“She’s a light filly so she’ll have a break now and we won’t be rushing her.

“The plan now will be to keep her in Group races, she’s up to that level we know. We could step her up in trip, she finished her race off well. Seven furlongs will be fine for her.

“The horses ran well, but they always have very tough races at Ascot.”