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Certify set for Dubai return

Certify is one of three Godolphin entries in the Cape Verdi at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday.

The unbeaten filly has not raced since the end of her two-year-old campaign, having been one of 22 horses suspended from racing during April and October last year in relation to the Mahmood Al Zarooni scandal which saw the trainer banned for eight years after administering banned steroids to horses in his care.

Now a four-year-old and with Al Zarooni's former assistant Charlie Appleby, the Elusive Quality filly could be joined in the Group Two feature by Saeed bin Suroor-trained Godolphin runners Tasaday and Shuruq.

The high-class Tasaday would be having her first start for Bin Suroor, having been with Andre Fabre for whom she was beaten just a nose by Dalkala in the Prix de l'Opera at the Arc meeting in October.

She had previously been beaten just over five lengths by Treve when third in the Prix Vermeille.