Uruguay’s hope cantered a lap on the dirt track this morning.
Trainer Antonio Cintra, who has been based at Meydan Racecourse with his five-strong Dubai World Cup Carnival team since December, said: "The two horses, Ajuste Fiscal and El Patriota (who runs in the UAE Derby) will continue like this until race day. They both did their last piece of fast work on Tuesday last week and we are very happy with them.
Capezzano (USA) - The course and distance winner was fourth behind Salute The Soldier in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 last month. The 2020 Gr.3 Firebreak Stakes winner is trained by Salem Bin Ghadayer.
Chuwa Wizard (JPN) - Chuwa Wizard hit the Meydan dirt track after 5am and cantered lightly to warm-up for tomorrow’s final gallop under his regular work rider Kota Kato.
Gifts Of Gold (IRE) - Coming off a winning run on grass in the Red Sea Turf Handicap at the Saudi Cup last month, Gifts Of Gold breezed at Godolphin’s Al Quoz base last Thursday.
Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, who has won a record nine Dubai World Cups, said: "We are very happy with him, he will canter for the rest of the week and we are just hoping for a good draw now."
Great Scot (GB) - Placed third in the Saudi Cup last month, the Saudi Arabian representative breezed 1000m on Friday morning at home.
Trainer Abdullah Mishriff reported: "He shipped in from Riyadh yesterday morning, travelled fine and is settling into the quarantine centre. We breezed him over five furlongs on Friday morning and we are all very happy with him. Frankie Dettori has said he will have a sit on the horse this week ahead of racing on Saturday."
Great Scot was hand walked today inside Dubai World Cup Quarantine and will be out on the main track on Tuesday morning.
Hypothetical (IRE) - The former John Gosden trainee made an impressive debut in Dubai for current handler, Salem Bin Ghadayer, when a three-and-a-half length winner over a mile in January this year. He continued to progress over the season and comes to the Dubai World Cup via a one-and-three-quarter length second behind Salute The Soldier on Super Saturday.
Jesus’ Team (USA) - Shortly after 5am on Monday, 4YO Pegasus World Cup Invitational runner-up Jesus’ Team took a turn and a half around the Meydan dirt track with his customary draw reins and blinkers applied. Trainer Jose Francisco D’Angelo watched from the rail.
Magny Cours (USA) - The André Fabre-trained Magny Cours arrived in Dubai last Friday after travelling from France via Belgium and the UK. However, despite the long travel, the 6-year-old was in fine form, as confirmed Richard Lambert, the travelling head lad of the French handler.
Mystic Guide (USA) - Godolphin’s Mike Stidham-trained Mystic Guide had an easy day on Monday morning, one day after blowing out 600m down the Meydan stretch. Ridden by jockey William Buick in said gallop, he will instead be piloted by Luis Saez in the big race on Saturday.
Assistant trainer Ben Trask has been in charge of the early Dubai prep of the emblazoned chestnut, a son of multiple Gr.1 winners Ghostzapper and Music Note.
Salute The Soldier (GER) - Saturday’s challenger represents the epitome of international racing having been foaled in Germany, initially campaigned in Britain before transferring to Bahraini Fawzi Nass to be teamed up with Dutch jockey Adrie de Vries.
The 6YO Sepoy gelding arrives at the big race having won the traditional Super Saturday dress rehearsal, the Gr.1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3, having also landed the 1900m Gr.2 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 on his previous outing. Had the 2020 Dubai World Cup meeting gone ahead, Nass’ charge would have been among the main contenders for the Godolphin Mile, now he goes to the big race itself with a live chance.
Thegreatcollection (USA) - Doug Watson’s runner has improved throughout the season to earn his place in the big race, winning the Listed Dubai Creek Mile and finishing runner-up in the first two rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge, then fourth on Super Saturday in the third round over Saturday’s 2000m course and distance.
Title Ready (USA) - Charles Fipke’s homebred Title Ready continued his preparation with his final pre-race breeze on Monday morning. The Dallas Stewart-trained son of More Than Ready worked 800m in company with the Doug O’Neill-trained 3YO Ambivalent, who goes in the UAE Derby. Assistant trainer Marcelino Jacuinde was on hand.