Article Date: 26-March-2012
So You Think will face 13 rivals from across the globe in next Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse.
The final declarations for all nine races on Dubai World Cup night have been released and they confirm that 18-year-old Joseph O'Brien will be aboard So You Think in the 10-furlong feature race.
His opponents include four Godolphin-owned horses, three Japanese runners, two American challengers, one from Britain (Planteur), Germany (Zazou) and the ex-French but now locally-trained Silver Pond.
Joseph O'Brien will be re-united with his Breeders' Cup Turf winner St Nicholas Abbey in the $5 million Sheema Classic. Stable companion Treasure Beach will be ridden by Jamie Spencer in this race, a majority share in the horse having been purchased recently by Spencer's employers Jin and Fitri Hay.
Among the 10 runners in this race are French star Cirrus Des Aigles, South African hope Bold Silvano and the William Haggas-trained Beaten Up.
Await The Dawn represents the O'Brien father-and-son team in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free. As always, this 16-runner nine-furlong contest looks fiercely competitive. Likely favourite is Hong Kong star Ambitious Dragon. The British challenge consists of previous winner Presvis plus Wigmore Hall and Dubawi Gold.
The Irish-trained trio of Invincible Ash, Sole Power and Nocturnal Affair have all ben declared for the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint. This five-furlong turf race has attracted some smart sorts such as Regally Ready (America), A Shin Virgo (Japan), Joy And Fun (Hong Kong), Ortensia (Australia) and, from Britain, Addictive Dream, Prohibit and Margot Did.
Ryan Moore rides the Aidan O'Brien-trained Wrote in the $2 million UAE Derby, while Colm O'Donoghue rides stable companion Daddy Long Legs. Interesting contenders here include the John Quinn-trained Red Duke and, from Australia, Helmet.
Read Kelsey Riley's race-by-race preview in The Irish Field on Saturday.
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