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Empire Storm fits the weather at Meydan

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The weather in Dubai has been very wet and the German raider Empire Storm fits the bill if only by name. Without a win for a long while Michael Attwater has campaigned his horse in Group races with some close up finishes, the Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge may be a step too much with some very good runners in the field.

Charlie Appleby will be looking to strike early in his first Dubai World Cup Carnival and Steeler looks to give him just that, last raced when 3rd in the 2012 Racing Post Trophy to Kingsbarns that form if brought through to this event will be good enough and the very fact that this race has been chosen by Godolphin suggests they think well of Steeler.