O'Brien horse gets luck of the draw

Aidan O'Brien's Await The Dawn has been drawn close to the inside in stall two in the Group One Dubai Duty Free over nine furlongs at Meydan on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien's Await The Dawn has been drawn close to the inside in stall two in the Group One Dubai Duty Free over nine furlongs at Meydan on Saturday.

Last year’s winner, the Luca Cumani-trained Presvis has been put in stall 12 of the 16-strong field while Michael Bell’s Wigmore Hall, third 12 months ago, will go from 15.

The Richard Hannon-trained Dubawi Gold has been drawn widest of all in stall 16 and others appearing to hold a disadvantage are Roger Charlton’s Cityscape (11) and two of Godolphin’s representatives – City Style (13) and Rio De La Plata (14).

Godolphin’s other runner Delegator, the mount of Frankie Dettori.

O'Brien's St Nicholas Abbey has been handed a wide draw in stall nine of the 10 runners in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

The Breeders’ Cup Turf winner is one of two O’Brien runners along with Treasure Beach, who races from stall six.

Godolphin’s three runners have had varied luck with the draw – Songcraft being handed stall one, Cavalryman five and Shimraan 10.

Beaten Up, trained by William Haggas, is in stall three while Marco Botti’s Jakkalberry is in seven.

Cirrus Des Aigles, the French-trained winner of the Champions Stakes, starts from gate eight.

The O’Brien-trained Wrote, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, has been handed a tough assignment from stall 13 of the 14 declared for the UAE Derby while his stablemate Daddy Long Legs will break from stall seven.

There are mixed fortunes for Brian Meehan’s Burano, given a tidy draw in two, compared to William Haggas’s Entifaadha and John Quinn’s Red Duke in 11 and 12 respectively.

Robert Cowell will have mixed feelings after the draw for the Al Quoz Sprint with Monsieur Joe in stall one and Prohibit in 12.

Addictive Dream is in stall two for sprint king David Nicholls with other British raiders Secret Asset, from Jane Chapple-Hyam’s stable, is in 14 and Michael Bell’s Margot Did widest of all in 16.

Of the Irish hopefuls in the five-furlong dash, David Marnane’s Nocturnal Affair is in five, Michael Halford’s Invincible Ash is in seven and Edward Lynam’s Sole Power in 15.

In the Dubai Golden Shaheen over six furlongs, the David Barron-trained Hitchens is in stall six, John Ryan’s Iver Bridge Lad in eight and Nicholls’ Inxile in 10 of the 12 declared.

In the Godolphin Mile, Red Jazz from Charlie Hills’ stable is in stall nine next to Jeremy Noseda’s Western Aristocrat in eight. Dettori’s partner African Story, an impressive winner on Super Saturday, is in four.

Alan Bailey’s progressive stayer Barbican (drawn two) is among of field of 13 for the Dubai Gold Cup.

His rivals include Godolphin’s Opinion Poll and Herman Brown’s duo of Bronze Cannon and Mikhail Glinka.

O’Brien’s So You Think heads a final field of 14 for the Dubai World Cup with the draw yet to be made for the world’s richest race.

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