Final declarations are pending for the 1 3/16-mile Al Bastakiya at Meydan this Thursday, but the top finishers from the Group 3 UAE 2000 Guineas won't be making an appearance in the ungraded race.
Splash Point, Zanazamar and Krypton Factor were one-two-three in the 2000 Guineas and will presumably wait for the Group 2 UAE Derby on March 26. Bridgefield, a Kentucky-bred that was fourth in the 2000 Guineas, is entered in the Al Bastakiya. Ahlaain and Borug are the other two Kentucky-breds in the Al Bastakiya.
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--By Dick Downey