Twice Over: has drifted out to 11-2 with Coral for Saturday's big racePICTURE: Edward Whitaker/racingpostpix.com
Twice Over drawn 11 for Dubai World Cup bid
TWICE OVER has drifted slightly to a best-priced 11-2 with Coral for the Dubai WorldCup, having been drawn in stall 11 of 14 in the $10million contest.
The Henry Cecil-trained five-year-old was the last horse to come out of the draw on Wednesday evening. Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Twice Over's owner Khalid Abdullah said: “At least I can’t be blamed for picking the wrong draw - it’s a little wide but we can’t do anything about it.”
Hong Kong winner Vision D'Etat, who was drawn in stall six, now heads Coral's market at 4-1.
In the computer-generated draw for the 16-runner Sheema Classic, Spanish Moon collected stall 13, but is quoted 6-1 joint favourite with Cavalryman, who starts from the outside gate.
The John Gosden-trained Breeders’ Cup third Dar Re Mi, drawn 14, is 10-1. Gosden said, half jokingly: “I think the Brits are in trouble.”
Presvis, who bids to go one better than last year in the Dubai Duty Free when drawn widest of all, could take the draw as a sign as he will be one place better off, in stall 15 of 16, on Saturday.
Luca Cumani, trainer of the general 5-2 favourite, was unperturbed saying: “He is a slow starter, so the draw doesn’t really matter.
“He’ll lose a couple of lengths at the start, as usual, and settle back. Then it will be up to Christophe Lemaire to get him through the field.”