Race-favourite So You Think has been heavily backed to take out this weekend’s 2012 Dubai World Cup which will be run over 2000 metres.
The two-time Cox Plate champion was paying $4.00 (bookmaker.com.au) earlier in the week to win the $10 million event but some big bets have seen him move into $3.30.
Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the five-year-old appeared at the Meydan track for the second time this week yesterday and cruised through some light exercise on the all-weather track.
Formerly trained by Australian legend Bart Cummings, So You Think received a boost earlier this week when he drew the plum barrier four position for what is the richest horse race in the world.
Second favourite for the race is Japanese horse Smart Falcon ($6.50) who went for a a jog with race jockey Yutaka Take in the saddle at Meydan yesterday.
Take was pleased with the horse’s condition and said the all-weather track would suit the seven-year-old.
Next back in the betting for the Dubai World Cup is American horse Game On Dude ($8.50) who became the sentimental favourite earlier this week when trainer Bob Baffert suffered a heart attack shortly after touching down in Dubai.
Despite having three stents inserted into his arteries, the trainer is hoping to be at the track this weekend under medical supervision.
Game On Dude has his work cut out if he is to upset either of the two favourites after drawing barrier 14.
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