Desert Party galloped on Tuesday so he schooled in the paddock with stablemate Regal Ransom on Wednesday afternoon. His trainer Saeed bin Suroor said, "This is the hardest race in the world, and the best race in the world, a mile and a quarter for three-year-olds. It's hard to win. You need a special horse. Tough. Class. Speed. Everything in one horse. We tried coming from Dubai four times. Now, I think we have better horses than what we saw in Dubai. We're trying this year and it looks to me that our horses are doing much, much better than ever."