2016 Dubai World Cup Ante Post Preview PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on February 4, 2016 19:24 GMT
However one of the most interesting things is the price cut for Keen Ice who was one of the few horses to actually ever get the better of American Pharaoh and he has gone from a 16/1 margin down to a 10/1 price tag right now with several local bookmakers.
Intilaaq is probably the highest rated local contender for the Dubai World Cup and he is considered to be a general 10/1 price tag with most major bookmakers but he could be up against some stiff foreign competition for the big race here and you can expect his price to drift a bit unless he can pick off a significant victory prior to the big contest.
Mubtaahij has seen his price take a big hit after losing today and looking like he actually failed to even change leads in the stretch. It was a seasonal debut for him and the goal was likely just to get a run in under him before he sets his sights on bigger things later on in the meeting. He showed that he has all sorts of ability when he truly gets it right and those who held off on actually backing him will be smiling now since he’s spotted anywhere from a 12/1 to a 16/1 margin - which is much higher than he was at previously.
Other notables who remain in the mix hinclude Tamarkuz who is now out to a 16/1 margin while Tryster has risen in the odds as well with a hefty 20/1 margin trading right now. Last year’s third place contender Lea is priced at 20/1 at some books but it is unlikely the horse will run.
Dortmund, the giant horse from California has had a stop-start beginning to his 2016 campaign and it remains to be seen whether he will go since Bob Baffert wasn’t impressed at his recent morning work. Hoppertunity, his stablemate, is also under consideration and could go if he is victorious in his next outing at the track.