Horse Racing Picks: Dubai World Cup Night Predictions, Preview, and Odds (Mar 30)

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  • Dubai World Cup headlines a stunning night of racing action in Meydan
  • Eight Group races will be staged in the UAE on Saturday

Some of the most talented equine stars on the planet will be on show on Saturday, as the Dubai World Cup Night is staged in Meydan. The Group One of the same name headlines the card, with international rivals competing for their share of one of the most lucrative purses in the sport.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 9:05 AM ET
  • Where: Meydan, Dubai, UAE  
  • How To Watch: FanDuel TV

Dubai World Cup Odds

Ushba Tesoro+275
Derma Sotogake+300
Senor Buscador+650
Laurel River+1400
Wilson Tesoro+1400
Dura Erede+2500
Military Law+3300

Race Preview

One of the most lucrative races on the international schedule takes place this weekend, as the Dubai World Cup headlines a star-studded card at Meydan. The final Group One on the card in the UAE offers a purse of $12 million, with Ushba Tesoro among the leading contenders to record a history-equaling second win in the race.

The seven-year-old was an impressive winner of this race in 2023, and continues his progression by landing a Group Two back in Japan. His season also included a commendable effort in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic when finishing fifth. On his return to action, he was beaten by a head by Senor Buscador in a thrilling edition of the G1 Saudi Cup.

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The manner in which Senor Buscador finished that race could mean that there is value in siding with the Todd Pletcher runner this weekend. He finished the strongest in the field, meaning this slight step up in distance could bring out further improvement for the American contender in the field.

Derma Sotogake was back in fifth on his return to action, but there could yet prove to be more upside with this four-year-old contender, who finished second in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He boasts strong course form after landing the G1 UAE Derby in stunning fashion last year.

Dubai World Cup Prediction

Derma Sotogake and Senor Buscador are two runners that we will be keen to include in exotics this weekend, with the overall preference being for the former. A solid effort could also be on the cards for Bob Baffert’s Newgate, who was very impressive when landing the G1 Santa Anita Handicap at the start of the month.

Free Picks:

  • Win: Derma Sotogake
  • Exacta Box: (4) Derma Sotogake/ (9) Newgate/ (11) Senor Buscador

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Alex Dudley
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