02/06/2006 12:00AM

Henny Hughes out of UAE Guineas


Henny Hughes, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, has been declared out of Friday's UAE 2000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba after failing to impress in a workout on Monday morning.

His trainer, Alec Laird, said that Henny Hughes had been in Dubai only a month and was not quite ready to run.

Originally owned by Gulf Coast Farms and Martin Cherry, Henny Hughes was purchased by Darley Stable, a nom de course used by Sheikh Mohammed, after he won the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park on July 4. He next won the Saratoga Special while still trained by Patrick Biancone, but was transferred to Kiaran McLaughlin before the Breeders' Cup. In Dubai, he will race in the colors of Millennium Stables, which is owned by Sheikh Mohammed's son, Rashid bin Mohammed al-Maktoum. Laird has not yet ruled out the 1 1/8-mile UAE Derby for Henny Hughes on March 25.