Jeff Mullins, who trains Captain Squire and Lusty Latin, both already are in Dubai for the March 29 World Cup card, plans to leave for Dubai on Sunday, he said from Santa Anita on Thursday. "I've been in contact with my people over there," Mullins said. "They said everything's quiet, everything's nice. Everybody we've talked to over there said there's nothing to worry about."Jockey Alex Solis said he still plans to go to Dubai to ride Captain Squire and Lusty Latin for Mullins, despite the war in the Middle East.
"If I had to go today, I guess I wouldn't, because they canceled all the flights to the Middle East, according to the news," Solis said Thursday morning. "We'll see what happens." Warren Stute, who leaves Tuesday to saddle defending Godolphin Mile champion Grey Memo, said he spoke to his groom in Dubai today and he said, "Everything is good. They're having six races this afternoon."