A report received by DubaiRaceNight.com from visitors to his barn this morning indicate Gio Ponti, fourth in the 2010 Dubai World Cup beaten less than two lengths, may suffer from a similar fate as Kinsale King, already a defection from the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen. Sharing a barn with Kinsale King, DubaiRaceNight.com was told that Gio Ponti’s eye was heavily swollen earlier today, believed to have been the result of an insect bite. DubaiRaceNight.com stresses that reports regarding Gio Ponti are unconfirmed. We have, however, confirmed the Kinsale King reports from trainer Carl O’Callaghan and representatives of the ownership, independently, about the scratch. Gio Ponti is not among the changes for the card through the initial changes.