Monday, February 22, 2016
Trainer Art Sherman departed America for Dubai on Monday unburdened by the weight of expectation surrounding California Chrome’s first run in a handicap at Meydan on Thursday.
The Dubai World Cup favourite was entered alongside eight others in the 0-95 handicap over 2,000 metres and the five-year-old chestnut is set to carry 60kgs, the heaviest load he has shouldered in his 19-race career. He will have to give at least 7.5kgs to his rivals.
The last US horse to prep for the world’s most valuable race in a handicap in Dubai was subsequent World Cup winner Curlin, who also carried 60ks to victory in the Jaguar Trophy at Nad Al Sheba in 2008.
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