It was another unusually hot day in Dubai with the temperature hitting 93 degrees on Tuesday. Numerous World Cup day entrants went out on both the main track and turf course at Nad al Sheba for some maintenance works. Here are some of the expected entrants.
Japanese hope Vermilion, going for his fifth Grade 1 win in a row in Saturday's Dubai World Cup, cantered 11 furlongs on the main track. Trainer Sei Ishizaka said of the Japan Cup Dirt winner, "I have not seen him for a week since he left Japan, but he seems to be in a good form and looks good. His jockey Yutaka Take will be riding him in a fast workout tomorrow morning."
Exercise rider Shinji Furukawa said, "As for the travel to Dubai, it took a bit more time than expected because the flight was a little late, but the horse did not have any problems with the long flight. He is eating very well and seems to like the Dubai water. The temperature is quite different from Japan though, it is cool in the morning, so this is OK. Also, thanks to the very good air conditioning at the stable, the horse is not suffering at all from the daytime heat."