THE French challenge on Dubai World Cup night is mainly about Andre Fabre – the man recently crowned French champion trainer for a stupendous 28th time is responsible for four of the five Gallic raiders at Meydan’s annual showpiece.

All four ran at Chantilly on March 6th and the fact that three of them got beaten should not detract from their chances one jot, as the three races involved were little more than glorified gallops.