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Hunter's Light gets inside draw in World Cup

ESPN staff
March 27, 2013
Hunter's Light claimed Godolphin's 200th Group One success earlier in March © Getty Images

Godolphin have expressed themselves happy with favourite Hunter's Light's position in stall four for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.

Thirteen runners will go to post at Meydan and Hunter's Light is the 7/2 favourite with bet365. He is one of three runners for Saeed Bun Suroor and the trainer is satisfied with the positions for his trio of runners.

"I am happy enough with the draw for my horses - it is not a worry," Bin Suroor told godolphin.com. "All three are in very good form. Kassiano has improved a lot and can take any position in the race - I think he will be fine.

"African Story is improving all the time and Sheikh Mohammed has decided to run him in the Dubai World Cup. If the pace is slow, I would like to see African Story or Hunter's Light in front, but if the pace is strong, I would like to see them somewhere handy."

Bin Suroor's fears American raider Animal Kingdom, but he has been parked out in stall 12 of 13. It is seen as a negative, but the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner's trainer Graham Motion was not downbeat.

"I don't know that it's such a bad draw," he said. "I was kind of glad posts one, two and three already had been taken."

Top American mare Royal Delta has secured stall eight, while fellow US raider Dullahan is in stall two.

Last year's winner Monterosso, trained for Godolphin by Mahmood al Zarooni, will break from stall 10.

There are three British runners: Marco Botti's Planteur in stall seven, Ed Dunlop's Red Cadeaux in stall two and Side Glance from Andrew Balding's yard in six. Meandre (stall nine) and Treasure Beach (one) make up the field.

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