Two Japanese races and a second in the US are set to join the Pegasus World Cup in offering guaranteed spots on the Saudi Cup card.
Bahraini trainer Fawzi Nass made a 12pt gain on the TRC global rankings thanks to the Burj Nahaar success of Salute The Soldier on Meydan’s Super Saturday.
Veteran Bahraini-based trainer Allan Smith teamed up with old pal Frankie Dettori to land a $1m sprint in Saudi Arabia with Dark Power.
Lisa Allpress, three-time New Zealand champion made history in Saudi Arabia when she became the first women ever to ride a winner in the Kingdom.
Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security is described as “doubtful” for the Dubai World Cup by trainer Jason Servis.
After scoring at St Moritz with Wargrave, trainer George Baker has his sights set on a $1m event in Saudi Arabia with new recruit Graignes.
Hugely popular Japanese globetrotter Deirdre will not be going on to Dubai after running in $1m event on the Saudi Cup undercard.
Joseph O’Brien is targeting further overseas success with three runners on the undercard at the Saudi Cup meeting.