Ascot’s Grade Two Summer Mile winner Mutakayyef will next run in Canada on September 17 in the Grade One Ricoh Woodbine Mile.
After impressing at Ascot in July, the five-year-old went on to finish a credible third in the Juddmonte International Stakes behind Postponed at York.
Instead of running at either Doncaster or Leopardstown, two options this week, Mutakayyef will travel to Canada for the Woodbine Mile where he will face Royal Ascot sensation Tepin, who is set to go off as an odds-on favourite on September 17.
"Mutakayyef is going to Canada next weekend for the Grade One Ricoh Woodbine Mile,” Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, said.
"As we have Awtaad running there (Boomerang Stakes), we needed to get Mutakayyef back on track and Sheikh Hamdan thought he didn't want to go there as well with Mutakayyef.
"Ground is very important to this horse as he wants fast ground and hopefully he will get it there.
"I thought he ran well at York. If he had not been carried across the track, he would have been a little bit closer."