Captain Steve Tunes Up For World Cup With Fast Workout

Captain Steve Tunes Up For World Cup With Fast Workout
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Captain Steve works over the Nad al Sheba track in preparation for Saturday's $6-million Dubai World Cup.
Bob Baffert-trained Captain Steve, likely favorite for Saturday's $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), zipped six furlongs in 1:10.44 over the Nad al Sheba track Monday night.

Working on the outside of local horse Alboostan, Captain Steve was clocked in 23.24 seconds for the final quarter, drawing clear of his workmate in the closing stages.

Julio Canani-trained Ladies Din, in Dubai to contest the $2-million Dubai Duty Free on the World Cup card, worked a half-mile in 46.7 seconds.

Canani also worked Godolphin Mile candidate Regal Thunder a half-mile in 46.9 seconds, alongside Sultry Substitute, who is prepared by Nick Canani, Julio's son. Sultry Substitute is also set to run in the Godolphin Mile.

With fog enveloping the track Tuesday morning, New Zealand's glamour mare Sunline worked over the Nad Al Sheba turf course. The lack of visibility made it impossible for clockers to time the work.

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