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ARLINGTON NOTES

Dubai World Cup news release

Dubai World Cup Track Notes Wednesday March 20

The quartet of Japanese representatives were out early and given their final serious pieces of work prior to Saturdayıs US$15,250,000 Dubai World Cup, the worldıs richest racemeeting, at Nad Al Sheba.

After a relatively easy morning on Tuesday, all four runners were on the track by 4:00am getting first use of Nad Al Sheba, to finalise their preparations for Saturday.

AGNES DIGITAL worked over 1,200m on the turf course, with the markers out 15m, and went to the line in impressive fashion recording 1:16.23.

AGNES DIGITAL will be aiming to add Saturdayıs US$6,000,000 Group I Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, and the first leg in the 2002 World Series Racing Championship, to the Group I Hong Kong Cup title he secured last December.

Since then he has shown his prowess on the dirt with victory in the Grade I February Stakes over 1,600m in Tokyo on February 17.

TO THE VICTORY returns to Dubai hoping to go one better than her brave second behind Captain Steve in the 2001 Dubai World Cup and the mare finalised her preparation with an 800m gallop on the dirt in 53.36 seconds.

HOT SECRET, owned in the same interests as TO THE VICTORY, and the representative in the US$2,000,000 Group I Dubai Sheema Classic, sponsored by Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, was the first of the quartet onto the track and was given a searching test, working over 800m in 36.40 seconds, then did a lap of the track and finished that circuit off quickening up again over the final 600m ­ even surprising the clockers.

BROAD APPEAL, down to run in the worldıs richest sprint US$2,000,000 Group I Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News, became accustomed to the straight chute at Nad Al Sheba, working from the 1,000m in 53.46.

An eight-year-old mare, BROAD APPEAL is the winner of over $4.3 million since she was purchased for $70,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 1995.

PEEPING TOM, one of the leading American challengers for the US$1,000,000 Group II Godolphin Mile, sponsored by Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort, worked over 600m on the dirt in 39.81 seconds, the horse getting the better of workmate Cinologist in the run to the line.

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