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Cecil Pleased with Twice Over Progress 0

Posted on March 09, 2011 by Pete South

Twice Over is looking to win the Dubai World Cup.

Henry Cecil has revealed just how pleased he was with the winning performance of his high-class Twice Over on his first outing of the winter in Dubai last week, a victory that has catapulted the Prince Khaled Abdullah-owned horse to favoritism for the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race, set to take place in the desert kingdom on March 26, writes Elliot Slater.

Beaten favorite in last year’s World Cup, the policy of flying the son of Observatory out to the Middle East just a few days before the race appeared to backfire as the dual Champion Stakes winner ran a lack lustre race in finishing tenth behind the Brazilian bred Gloria de Campeao. This time around Cecil has adopted different tactics and sent Twice Over out to Dubai some weeks ago giving him more time to fully acclimatize to the conditions. Read the rest of this entry →

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