Seeking a Cups Solution in Berlin

J A McGrath

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor is hoping Best Solution can book his ticket to Australia by winning Sunday’s G1 Grosser Preis Von Berlin at Hoppegarten.

He comes to this important target at one of the prettiest tracks in Germany off the back of a fine win in the G2 Princess of Wales’s Stakes on Newmarket’s July Course.

The second in that race, Mirage Dancer, franked the Newmarket form by going on to win the G3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood last week.

Saeed reports that Best Solution has continued to make good progress and he believes he may prove a suitable contender for Australia’s coveted G1 double of the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

“He has been working very well at home and is in good form, and I am expecting him to run well. The distance (one and a half miles) should suit him,” Saeed said.

“If he can win at Hoppegarten then the option of Melbourne becomes a reality. I will talk to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed before finalising plans,” 

Pat Cosgrave has been booked to ride.