David Egan rushes ahead of £15m Saudi Cup bid for record-breaking Mishriff chase

DAVID AGAN insists Mishriff is happy to be back in Riyadh and is looking forward to Saturday’s £15m Saudi Cup bid.

Superstar John Gosden will become the highest paid horse of all time if he wins consecutive Group 1 victories.

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Coach John Gosden prepares for the Saudi Cup1 credit

Egan said: “I can tell Mischriff knows he’s back here and loves it.

“He’s like an old master and knows why he’s here. Now he’s just a real professional and takes everything calmly.”

This powerful move helped the monster Mishriff win seven out of 14 races and earn over £11m.

And winning the one-mile, one-furlong muddy race on King Abdulaziz’s glittering racetrack will see him roar past the all-conquering Australian.

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The Winx, who earned £14 million in her career before retiring in 2019.

Mishriff has been running in Riyadh for the third year at a trot.

Now a five-year-old, he was second in the 2020 Saudi derby before hitting the bullseye for Egan in the richest race in the world last season.

He also won the Sheema Classic in Dubai and also won the Juddmonte last season in York.

Egan, 22, said: “There is no doubt that he has an advantage over his opponents here in Riyadh because he knows the track and the surface.

“He’s been here twice, while most of the people he’ll be competing against this weekend are here for the first time. I think this will be of great help.

“His preparation went well and now we hope that the race will be just as good.

“Personally, for me, he is the horse that made me, and it is fantastic to be back here on the stage of our biggest victory. We both can’t wait to leave.

Coral makes Mishriff 11-4 a favorite with American ace Mandaloun 7-2. The “real world” of Saeed bin Surur is a 9-1 roll.

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