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    Roger Varian expresses confidence in Eldar Eldarov's chances at Meydan
Roger Varian expresses confidence in Eldar Eldarov's chances at Meydan
David Egan. Eldar Eldarov. Source: thoroughbreddailynews.com

Roger Varian expresses confidence in Eldar Eldarov's chances at Meydan

Roger Varian is taking the positives out of Charyn's easy victory at Doncaster on Saturday ahead of Eldar Eldarov's run in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

Winner of the St Leger at Doncaster in 2022, he added another Group One when successful in the Irish version last season.

That was his last outing of the year, with connections electing to bypass Champions Day at Ascot, but he has been in training for a while ahead of his trip to Dubai.

The race is over two miles, however, a distance over which Eldar Eldarov has yet to win.

"Everything has gone to plan and hopefully the victory of Charyn is a plus," stated Varian.

"They are different types of horse but they have been doing a lot of work on a similar program because they both had early-season targets

"So Charyn winning hopefully tells me that Eldar is probably ready, so we are looking forward to it."

"I would like it to be a mile and six (furlongs) since he clearly has a fondness for that particular distance. Anyway, covering two miles in that area should be enough."

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