Honestly, if that brat were an American-trained horse, he'd have been gelded...like last year.
I know he's a nicely-bred Tapit, and he won a UAE Derby - for what that's worth - but he's not that good. At least, IMHO not good enough to justify putting up with his bad behavior. I watched the Al Maktoum Challenge, which is supposed to be a prep for the World Cup, and he was a frigging bastard to load.
He repeatedly refused and, every time one of the gate crew just touched
him, he blasted with one or both hind legs...and there was bad intent there. Allah bless that Meydan gate crew, because I think a few of them came far too close to Paradise that night.
And when the race started, he barely ran. I watched his rider work like the devil on him, but he just didn't want to run. Barely caught up with some stragglers in the stretch.
Maybe there's some talent there, but he's sure not showing it. Gelding him might actually get his mind on being a racehorse, and stop all his studdish and dangerous behaviors.
I know, I know...his Japanese connections won't do that. The Japanese seem very permissive with their bad actors, and crazy behavior on-track just appears to create fans. Also, standing a G1-winning son of Tapit is attractive....although IMO breeders would be better off with Creator, who is a better racehorse.