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Meydan continues the countdown to Dubai World Cup night in two weeks time staging it`s penultimate meeting on Saturday with a programme sponsored by Gulf News.

The best has been left to last with the final pair of races on the six race card providing the highlights.

Racing will finish with an ultra competitive 1600m handicap which has attracted the maximum field of 14.

Capital Attraction who dead-heated over 1400m on the surface at his most recent start is one of five horses sharing top weight.

The Ernst Oertel-trained five-year-old, who will be ridden by Silvestre De Sousa, was staying on strongly on that occasion, suggesting the extra 200m will suit with the trainer commenting: "He really does act well on the [all-weather] and the step up to 1600m should be fine as he won over the trip in England. This is probably a better race than the two he has won here but he is in good form and should run well."

Famous Warrior is another at the top of the weights and his trainer Doug Watson is pleased with his draw, in gate 5, explaining: "He has been in good form all season and has run some good races in defeat at the Carnival from high draws which do not suit his style of running. Hopefully he can break well and run a big race."

The top-weights are completed by UAE debutant Samurai Sword, trained by Mahmoud Al Zarooni and the Abdulla bin Huzaim prepared pair Spirit Of Battle and Mon Cadeaux also making his first local appearance.

Rutland Boy has won his latest two starts impressively for last season`s champion trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe and Jamie Spencer again rides.

The jockey said: "He is an improving four-year-old who was very impressive last time. He is up markedly in the weights but should be competitive."

The Dhruba Selvaratnam-trained Dahteer and the Satish Seemar conditioned Kaiss are others to consider in a wide open race in which Godolphin is represented by the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Al Aasifh with Frankie Dettori in the saddle.

However Al Aasith fares, connections look to have a major chance in the preceding 2200m handicap with Tahaamah who won over course and distance a fortnight ago.

Bin Suroor said: "He is a nice young horse who is hopefully open to more improvement. He won well last time having been unlucky on his previous start and has been working well since."

Stablemate Club Oceanic will be ridden by Silvestre De Sousa and gives the Godolphin team a strong hand, while Watson and Seemar are also well represented.

Stable jockey Richard Mullen rides Radegund Abbey of the Seemar trio with Harry Bentley on Achill Bay suggesting they are the stable`s best hopes. Layali Al Andalus to be ridden by James Doyle completes the trio.

Watson saddled Jutland, the mount of Pat Cosgrave, to win at Abu Dhabi on only his second UAE outing and Pat Dobbs rides Dr Faustus.

Watson said: "Both are in good form and should run well in a decent little race."

Storm Chispazo, trained by South African Herman Brown and Royal Destination, owned and trained by Bahraini Fawzi Nass, provide the international flavour.

Godolphin, Saeed bin Suroor and Frankie Dettori are virtually guaranteed to end the evening as leading owner, trainer and jockey respectively at the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival.