Saudi Cup entries: Mishriff and Pyledriver head British team for $20 million race

Over 700 horses are entered for the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 26. The British contingent are led by reigning champ Mishriff and Hong Kong battler Pyledriver among 71 global Group 1 winners.

Reigning champ Mishriff and Breeders' Cup heroes Knicks Go and Life Is Good are among the entries for the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 26.

An astonishing 700 entries from 22 different countries including 71 Group 1 winners have been put forward for the lucrative one mile one furlong race in Riyadh.

Globetrotter Mishriff progressed to win in Dubai and also landed the Juddmonte International at York, taking his career earnings through the $15m mark.

Should he win the Saudi Cup agaun, he would become the highest-earning horse of all time, surpassing Winx.

Mishriff's stablemate and Prince Of Wales's Stakes winning Lord North has also been given the option by John & Thady Gosden.

Team UK are strengthened by Coronation Cup winner Pyledriver, who went close in Hong Kong last time out, the William Haggas-trained My Oberon and William Knight's Sir Busker.

Japan has a strong hand, with Champions Cup winner T O Keynes gaining automatic entry to the Saudi Cup, while another Breeders' Cup winner, Marche Lorraine, is also among the entries for $20m race.

Along with Breeders' Cup Classic hero Knicks Go and Dirt Mile champion Life Is Good, the Americancontingent could also include Hot Rod Charlie and Mandaloun.

The French-trained QIPCO Champion Stakes winner Sealiway is also a potential runner.

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