A field of 17 will face the starter on Friday in the King's Cup, Saudi Arabia's most prestigious race.
The likely favorite is expected to be Fly Down, who was formerly trained by Nick Zito in the U.S. The 6-year-old son of Mineshaft was purchased by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, and was transferred to trainer Baden Al Subaie. The chestnut has won three of his five last starts, and connections are hoping to use this race as a stepping stone to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in March.
Several well-known European jockeys will be riding in the King's Cup. Some of the riders that will be competing are Kieren Fallon, Christophe Soumillion, Olivier Peslier, and Mickael Barzalona.
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