Three runners from the 2010 Dubai World Cup will make their next start in the top shelf Emirates Champion Stakes (G1) at Newmarket on Saturday. Lining up for the ten furlong race include Twice Over (10th), Vision D’Etat (12th), and recent comeback winner Gitano Hernando (6th), returning to turf for the first time since May 2009 at Chester. Debussy, who appeared in the 2010 Dubai International Racing Carnival, and broke through with a win in the 2010 Arlington Million (G1), will line up in the expected field of eleven. Earlier on the card, 2010 Burj Nahaar (G3) winner Cat Junior will go in the Dewhurst Stakes (G1) over seven furlongs and will be joined by 2010 opening night winner Sir Gerry.
Also of note, former Carnival runner Balthazaar’s Gift is one of 12 entered for the Nearctic Stakes (G1) at Woodbine, a six-furlong turf prep for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.