Extra Elusive starts his 2021 season in the Saudi Cup
This afternoon we have Extra Elusive making his first appearance of 2021 running in The ‘Saudi Cup’ for owner Mr Imad Alsagar. The Saudi Cup is the worlds most valuable race with the purse being worth 20 million dollars, and is run over 1 mile 1 furlong and on the dirt. Extra Elusive was the winner of two Group 3 races last season over 1 mile 2 furlongs with one being on good ground and the other being on soft ground and was partnered by Hollie Doyle on both occasions. Today he has a draw of 14 and Hollie Doyle takes the ride. He has taken to the trip very well and lets hope he takes to the dirt surface, which will ride quick, but at least the kick back is not as heavy as it can be around the world. We are under no illusions of the task in hand, against the crack dirt horses from the US and Japan, but the prize money is incredible and we are glad to be taking part.