08/07/2006 11:00PM

Electrocutionist hurt


Electrocutionist, winner of the Dubai World Cup, has been ruled out of the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Sept. 9 after having aggravated an old splint injury when he finished second in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot last week.

Electrocutionist is owned by Godolphin, whose racing manager, Simon Crisford, told the Godolphin website Tuesday that new plans for Electrocutionist call for him to run in the 1 1/4-mile Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Oct. 14, exactly three weeks before his intended date in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Another Breeders' Cup Classic candidate, Eclipse Stakes and Dubai Duty Free winner David Junior, remains on course for the 1 1/4-mile Irish Champion Stakes, as does the Irish Derby winner, Dylan Thomas. The first two from Saturday's Nassau Stakes, Ouija Board and Alexander Goldrun, are also being considered for that Leopardstown Group 1.

Crisford also said that Iffraaj, winner of the seven-furlong Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood last Wednesday, has the Breeders' Cup Mile as his ultimate goal this season, and that Iffraaj, a 5-year-old son of Zafonic, will take the unconventional route of the six-furlong Haydock Park Sprint Cup on Sept. 2 as his stepping-stone to the Breeders' Cup.

Another prominent Godolphin miler, Librettist, is slated to run in this Sunday's Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville.