The 2017 Dubai World Cup does not take place until Saturday 25th March, but that hasn’t stopped punters already having a stab at our live-ante-post betting market!
This is the world’s richest race, with a purse of $10m. Which horses are dominating the early betting?
Art Sherman’s charge won this last year and he’s now in the Autumn of his career. California Chrome’s major wins are too numerous to list fully, but include the 2014 Preakness and Kentucky Derby Stakes.
2015 was a virtual write-off, due to niggling injuries, but he has bounced back this year and other victories include the Awesome Again Stakes, the Pacific Classic, the San Diego Handicap and the San Pasqual Stakes. The Lucky Pulpit-sired horse is a superstar and he’s being heavily backed to win the Dubai World Cup again.Bet California Chrome In The Dubai World Cup Now !
Sired by Unbridled and out of a dam called Bubbler (Distorted Humor), Bob Baffert’s inmate can only count the Travers Stakes as a major win. However, this victory was a track record and on just his first stakes appearance.
It was a stunning performance and he beat both Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes champion Creator. Arrogate finished over 13 lengths ahead of the runner-up and he really does look something special.Bet Arrogate In The Dubai World Cup Now !
This Godolphin horse has spent so much time in the shadow of American Pharoah, his career is seen by many as a case of what might have been.
In 2016, the grey has proved himself a winner though and victories in the Al Maktoum Challenge, the Metropolitan Handicap and the Whitney Handicap will have done his confidence no harm. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Frosted was also placed in the 2015 Belmont Stakes and cannot be ruled out.Bet Frosted In The Dubai World Cup Now !
Punters are also nibbling at the likes of Nyquist, Mubtaahij, Dortmund, Market Rally, Lani, Hoppertunity, Candy Boy and Japan’s Hokko Tarumae.
About The Dubai World Cup
This race has been running since the mid-1990s, at Meydan Racecourse. There are nine races on the day and the Dubai World Cup is the last to be run. The event is held on the final Saturday in March.
It is now run on dirt (before 2015 a synthetic track was used, but connections of American runners were put off by this – hence the switch) and the entry requirements are somewhat unusual. While horses from the Northern-Hemisphere must be at least four years-old, those from the Southern Hemisphere are allowed to run as three year-olds. The distance is two thousand metres.
First won by Cigar, an American horse owned by Allen E. Paulson, the race has grown from strength to strength. Dubai World Cup day features a fantastic card and you will see more races added to our ante-post section, in the coming months. You can expect a whole host of British and Irish raiders to be sent over, from yards that have already enjoyed plenty of success in the Middle-East.Bet On The Dubai World Cup Now !