Erika Rasmussen catches Sweet Lightning in training

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Sweet Lightning (GB) makes a welcome return to the Dubai World Cup Carnival with new connections, trainer David O`Meara takes charge this season and William Buick will ride in the Longines Saint Imier Handicap over 1900m.

He was last seen in the 2011 Carnival when trained by Michael Dods and ran a decent 2nd in a similar race to this behind Golden Sword. He may have more to fear from Godolphin`s Transparent who receives a 1kg advantage even though both have a rating of 102, but Transparent looks to have a good chance in this race.