Dubai World Cup favourite Benbatl has stayed in Newmarket over the winter and will not return to action until May.
Godolphin star has been installed as Ladbrokes’ market leader ahead of Tiz The Law as they open betting on the Meydan showpiece.
With the result of the 2020 Saudi Cup still under scrutiny, next year’s event has been launched with a new date and more prize-money.
After completing 25 years as Godolphin trainer in Britain, Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on a quarter-century of worldwide success with the Dubai team.
Sheikh Mohammed will decide whether to run Benbatl in the world’s richest race, the Saudi Cup, before the Dubai World Cup.