Winner of the 2011 Jebel Hatta (G2) at Meydan, Wigmore Hall followed that with a strong third in the Dubai Duty Free (G1) and got back to the winner’s enclosure with a solid score in the Northern Dancer (G1) at Woodbine. Now, back on home soil, he is considered one of the longer chances in the Qipco Champion Stakes (G1) for trainer Michael Bell. Drawn in post four, he faces a tough string of competition which includes Twice Over, seen as high as 12-1 a day before the race. Winner of the 2011 Maktoum Challenge – R3 (G2), Twice Over was drawn in post eight for the ten-furlong event. Opinion Poll, thrice placed at the 2011 Dubai World Cup Carnival, is favoured in the Qipco Long Distance Cup (G3) over two miles, and could be a final prep in advance of the Melbourne Cup.
Of course, many eyes will be on the eight strong in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) featuring the undefeated Frankel. Godolphin’s Poet’s Voice holds an entry but is offered at 40-1.