Spain`s Abdel to try and defeat Mountain

Abdel (FR)
Photo: Erika Rasmussen (

Trainer Juan Osorio will have his first runner in the opener at Meydan`s second Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting, he was pictured in training Monday by Erika Rasmussen as he went through his paces.

He won two races ago over 2400m so he will stay the 2200m trip in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Handicap with ease, however he will need to be at his very best to repel Godolphin`s Sadeek Son and Cat O`Mountain. The latter is trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by Mickael Barzalona who started the Carnival superbly last week with two winners, Cat O`Mountain has won his last two starts at Kempton over the same trip as this contest and he will be the one to beat.