U.S. Hopefuls Get First Look at Nad Al Sheba

By Jason Ford
The majority of the American challengers for next Saturday's Dubai World Cup meeting had their first look at the Nad Al Sheba track on Saturday morning, led by Fred Bradley's World Cup (UAE-I) hope, Brass Hat.

The 5-year-old gelded son of Prized, winner of the Donn Handicap (gr. I) for trainer Buff Bradley on his most recent outing, trotted on the main track, as did Julio Canani's Godolphin Mile (Uae-I) hopeful Island Fashion.

Ted West's Jet West went for a gentle canter, while Doug O'Neill's Thor's Echo was also seen cantering on the main track. Stable companion Whilly, as well as Vladimir Cerin's Super Frolic, Sal Gonzalez's Proud Tower Too, Christophe Clement's Relaxed Gesture, Eoin Harty's Shamoan, and Dante Zanelli's Dominguin were also seen for the first time.

Kiaran McLaughlin's Invasor was one of the horses out on the smaller training track but is expected on the main track tomorrow morning.