It is with deep regret that we have been forced to rule Certerach out of our team for Dubai after he met with a setback today.

It is not a career ending injury and we will look forward to getting him on the racecourse later this summer.

Last season Certerach provided us with one of our finest moments in this great sport when running out a narrow winner of the Dubai Gold Cup.

It is disappointing that we will not get to defend our crown with him this year but will concentrate on getting him back to full fitness later this year.

We have also decided that Rummaging will not make the trip to Dubai. Our six Dubai candidates are now Castle Guest, Wychwood Warrior, Russian Soul, Kernoff, Slipper Orchid and Eastern Rules.