Super star five-year-old So You Think will start as favourite in the 2012 Dubai World Cup which stands as the world’s richest horse race.
With $10 million in prize money up for grabs, a who’s who of talented horses from around the globe have touched down in Dubai for the event.
Two-time Cox Plate winner So You Think arrived safely from Ireland on Monday and is the current $4.00 bookmaker.com.au favourite to take top honours in the prestigious race.
The Aidan O’Brien trained horse is expected to have his first gallop ahead of the prized race on Wednesday morning (Dubai Time) before attempting to add to his $7 million in prize money on Saturday (Sunday 4:40am AEDT).
Aidan O’Brien’s son Joseph O’Brien was yesterday confirmed as the jockey who will be in the saddle of the former Bart Cumming’s trained horse.
Ken Kozaki trained Smart Falcon sits as the second favourite ($6.00) at bookmaker.com.au and the trainer was satisfied with how the Japanese horse ran during a hit out on Tuesday after he had to regain some weight that was lost during transit.
American horse Game On Dude cruised through a 800 metre work out at the Meydan track on Monday and he has opened as third favourite in the bookmaker.com.au market at $8.00.
A total of 14 horses have been named to contest the Dubai World Cup but the winner seems destined to come from the top three favourites with the next best in betting Zazou ($11.00).
The Dubai World Cup begain 1996 as the creation of Ruler Of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed who is the owner of leading thoroughbred breeding operation Darley Stud as well as the Godolphin Stable.
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