Ruler set for late campaign

  • Last Updated: July 16 2014, 19:47 BST

Last year's Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World is still in line for one of the major Group One events towards the end of the summer.

Ruler Of The World is on target for some major prizes
Ruler Of The World is on target for some major prizes

Aidan O'Brien's colt has not managed to get his head in front since his glory day at Epsom and had his one and only start this year in the colours of part-owners Al Shaqab Racing when 13th in the Dubai World Cup

He was a late absentee from last month's Coronation Cup.

Speaking to Racing UK, Al Shaqab's racing advisor Harry Herbert said: Ruler of The World is in good form and it was very unlucky for Aidan and all of his team that he pulled muscles in his flank the day before the Coronation Cup.

"I saw his last piece of work, and he could not have been more impressive so we were all gutted that he couldn't run.

"He will now be prepared for a late summer campaign on decent ground, with no immediate plan as to where he might reappear but the Juddmonte International and Irish Champion Stakes will certainly come into the reckoning.

"He ran a blinder in last year's QIPCO Champions Stakes so that must surely also come into calculations this year."