OPINION POLL OUT OF YORKSHIRE CUP

Opinion Poll Out Of Yorkshire Cup
Opinion Poll Out Of Yorkshire Cup
Sporting Life

Opinion Poll

French recruit Be Fabulous will be Godolphin’s only representative in Friday’s Sportingbet Yorkshire Cup after Sheikh Mohammed’s team decided against running Opinion Poll.

Opinion Poll has won twice on the Knavesmire and was expected to return this week following his victory in the Dubai Gold Cup on World Cup night at Meydan in March.

However, trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni will instead saddle Be Fabulous, who was last seen winning the Group One Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp in October for Andre Fabre.

Al Zarooni said: “Opinion Poll is OK, we have just decided to give him more time.

“He came back from Dubai and it just takes a bit of time for horses to acclimatise after arriving back in Britain.

“We will now get him ready for something else and there are many options for him.

“His main target is the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, but we would like to run him somewhere before then as he needs a race.”

Be Fabulous is one of eight declarations for the Group Two contest, with William Haggas saddling last month’s impressive Newbury winner Harris Tweed.

The John Gosden-trained Arctic Cosmos is on a recovery mission after having tailed off in the same race, while Red Cadeaux aims for a deserved victory for’Ed Dunlop following narrow defeats in the Melbourne Cup, the Hong Kong Vase and, most recently, at Kempton.

Blue Bajan, Electrolyser, Glen’s Diamond and Times Up complete the field.

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