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Cadeaux Aims To Paint Dubai World Cup Red On March 30

Ed Dunlop’s Globetrotter Bids For Victory In US$10m Race

Red Cadeaux has made his mark on various points across the globe and the Hong Kong Vase winner will bid to add the Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, to his haul this Saturday.

Ed Dunlop’s reliable seven-year-old scored in Hong Kong last December on the back of a tour which saw him finish mid-field in the Japan Cup and Emirates Melbourne Cup – 12 months on from his agonising defeat by the shortest of margins in the latter event.

Despite his high air miles, Red Cadeaux took a few days to adapt to local conditions having left the cold of Newmarket, England, behind but is beginning to thrive.

“We decided to bring him out early to allow him to acclimatise with the weather being so different to back home,” said Dunlop’s travelling head lad, Robin Trevor-Jones.

“For the first few days he wouldn’t eat as it was so hot but he is now back on his food and his work rider said he felt as good today as he has since he arrived.

“We did a gentle canter over 1800 metres today and we may work him on the grass on Wednesday or Thursday.
“It is the end of long season for him but he is so versatile. This if a different challenge for him but we know he will be staying on at the end having gone so close over longer trips elsewhere.

“He has not run on the Tapeta before but has form on the all-weather in England and has won on heavy ground at the Curragh and has form on quick ground in Hong Kong so I don’t think the track will be an issue.”