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Jun Park and Delia Nash’s Sibelius (Not This Time), a well-beaten 11th in defense of his title in the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan Mar. 30, is scheduled to return to action in the $120,000 Smile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park July 6.

“He’s going to run,” trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer said at Gulfstream Park Thursday. “He’s been training great. We gave him a bit of time in Kentucky for a bit of fresh grass after Dubai. We freshened him up and brought him back here to South Florida. He’s been training steadily forward in preparation for the Smile.”

The 6-year-old won the GIII Mr. Prospector Stakes for the second consecutive season last December and prepped for his trip to the desert with a neck success in the Feb. 10 Pelican Stakes at Tampa, the same race he used en route to victory at Meydan in 2023.

Sibelius has breezed four times since late May and most recently covered five furlongs in 1:02.45 at Palm Meadows June 19.

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