05/06/2010 11:00PM

Godolphin moves Cutlass Bay from Fabre to Suroor


Godolphin has switched Cutlass Bay, its undefeated winner of last Sunday's Group 1 Prix Ganay, from trainer Andre Fabre at Chantilly to Saeed bin Suroor in Newmarket.

The move, described by Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford as "part of the arrangement we have with Andre," is the latest in a long line of Godolphin transferals from Fabre to Suroor.

One of the more recent was the move of Cavalryman form Fabre to Suroor. Under the Frenchman's care, Cavalryman won the Grand Prix de Paris and finished third in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Expected to be one of the leading older horses in Europe this year, Cavalryman was switched last autumn to Suroor, for whom he has since finished seventh in Round 3 of the Maktoum Challenge and fifth in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

Three promising Fabre-trained 3-year-olds will move to Suroor's Newmarket yard along with Cutlass Bay. They are Group 3 Prix La Force winner Simon de Montfort, a leading candidate for the French Derby; Group 3 Prix de la Grotte winner Anna Salai, who is being considered for either the French 1000 Guineas or the Irish 1000 Guineas; and Rewilding, who was recently second in the Group 2 Prix Noailles, a key French Derby prep.