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Derma Sotogake: Our Tip for Saturday's Dubai World Cup!

Having triumphed in last year's UAE Derby at this very track by an impressive five lengths, Derma Sotogake has a proven affinity for Meydan and stands as a formidable competitor for the prestigious title.

Derma Sotogake: Our Tips for the Dubai World Cup!
Derma Sotogake: Our Tips for the Dubai World Cup!

The pinnacle of global horse racing returns this Saturday with the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse, boasting a staggering prize pool of over ยฃ24 million!

The day will see the legendary jockey Frankie Dettori taking the reins on several rides, including Bob Baffert's highly regarded Newgate in the World Cup itself. The lineup also features the Sheema Classic with Ryan Moore piloting Auguste Rodin for famed trainer Aidan O'Brien, among other exciting races.

Highlights include the much-anticipated showdown in the Sheema between Emily Upjohn and Auguste Rodin, with Kieran Shoemark aboard the former.

Additionally, Dettori will partner with a Charlie Appleby-trained horse, Star Of Mystery, in the 6f turf Al Quoz Sprint, promising a spectacle that caters to all racing enthusiasts.

The Dubai Gold Cup features a strong British & Irish presence in the Group 2 contest over 2 miles, with notable entrants such as Tower Of London, Trawlerman, Eldar Eldarov, Siskany, Coltrane, and Enemy. From the USA, Saudi Crown, offspring of Always Dreaming, enters with impressive form, having secured a win at Fair Grounds in January and a commendable third place out of 14 in the Saudi Cup.

He's eyed as a strong contender for the opening race at even money, particularly with his performances leading up to the World Cup.

We like the look of Siskany, ridden by William Buick in the Gold Cup!

Our Dubai World Cup Race Tip!

I's the Japanese contender, Derma Sotogake, who steals the spotlight as our top pick for the Dubai World Cup. This four-year-old sensation, trained by Hidetaka Otonashi, has already amassed over ยฃ2.5m in earnings and shown remarkable consistency in Group 1 races across the globe.

Having triumphed in last year's UAE Derby at this very track by an impressive five lengths, Derma Sotogake has a proven affinity for Meydan and stands as a formidable competitor for the prestigious title.

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