No fairytale comeback for the idiosyncratic gelding as he faded to finish only fourth.
The idiosyncratic cult hero of Hong Kong racing is set to run at Meydan for new trainer Doug Watson.
Charlie Appleby’s formidable Dubai World Cup squad is headed by Ghiayyath and Barney Roy in the Sheema Classic and Dubai Turf respectively.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Shotski flew to Dubai to shoot for a big-money win in the $2.5 million UAE Derby.
With several top US riders not travelling to Meydan owing to coronavirus, Frankie Dettori will ride Belmont winner Sir Winston in the Dubai World Cup.
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.
Hong Kong’s leading jockey Joao Moreira will miss the Dubai World Cup meeting owing to coronavirus restrictions imposed by the Hong Kong authorities.
Christophe Lemaire will fly to Dubai from Japan ten days before riding Almond Eye at Meydan to avoid any travel problems owing to coronavirus restrictions.