Bachir out to stud

Dual Guineas winner Bachir has been retired and will stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland, it was revealed yesterday. Godolphin’s colt, a son of Desert Style, will stand at IR£10,000 and joins the likes of In The Wings and Pennekamp. A spokesman for Darley said: "He will stand at Kildangan and will probably arrive in the next couple of weeks."

Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, Bachir won the French 2,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas under Frankie Dettori in May, beating Giant’s Causeway by a neck at the Curragh. However, he has failed to shine on his last two outings, finishing sixth behind Giant’s Causeway at Royal Ascot and fifth to Medicean at Goodwood.