Britain’s champion jockey, whose three-month cocaine ban ends on March 11, has been booked to ride star filly on World Cup night.
Charlie Appleby’s formidable Dubai World Cup squad is headed by Ghiayyath and Barney Roy in the Sheema Classic and Dubai Turf respectively.
With all racing in Britain suspended owing to the coronavirus crisis, trainer Roger Varian is looking forward to running Defoe in the Dubai Sheema Classic on Saturday week.
Coronation Cup winner Defoe returns to action at Meydan on a ‘Super Saturday’ card held behind closed doors as a precaution against the further spread of coronovirus.
Japanese superstar mare Almond Eye is ready to defend her Dubai Turf crown on the Dubai World Cup card.
Ghaiyyath set himself up for the Dubai Sheema Classic with a totally dominant track-record performance against inferior rivals at Meydan.
Godolphin star Ghaiyyath begins his five-year-old campaign at Meydan on Thursday en route to the Dubai Sheema Classic.
Top racemares Almond Eye and Deirdre head a formidable array of Japanese older horses set to travel abroad in early 2020