The 2020 Dubai World Cup is a horse race that will be held at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on March 28, 2020. The race will be the 25th edition of the said competition and last year, the total prize money was $12M, with the winner pocketing a cool $7.2M cash prize. Because of that, it was the richest horse race in 2019.
A total of 13 horses started the race last year and Thunder Storm won the race for the second straight year, the first horse to win back to back Dubai World Cup races. Gronkowski was a nose behind in second place while Gunnevera was 2 ¾ lengths back at third place. For next year’s race, Thunderstorm is favored to win an unprecedented third straight at the Dubai World Cup.
Here are the odds to win the Dubai World Cup 2020. These odds were taken from Bovada as of 8/6/19:
|Seeking the Soul||+900|
Who Are The Favorites?
Thunder Snow was the 2018 and 2017 winner of the Dubai World Cup. The five-year-old bay horse owned by Godolphin and trained by Saeed bin Suroor is coming off a third-place effort at the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park last June 8, 2019. In his only other race this year, he finished 2nd in the Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan last March 09, 2019.
Capezzano is a five-year-old bay gelding who is owned by Sultan Ali and trained by S Bin Ghadayer. He won the Al Maktoum Challenge R3 last March 9th, beating Thunder Snow by 9 ½ lengths. Capezzano also won the Minda Rashid Handicap and Azizi Aliyah Handicap at Meydan last January.
Gronkowski is a four-year-old colt trained by Salem Bin Ghadayer and owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred, Ltd. He finished second to Thunder Snow in the 2019 Dubai World Cup and also was 5th in the Al Maktoum Challenge R3. Last year, this horse placed 2nd in the 2018 Belmont Stakes and 8th in the Travers Stakes, both G1 races
McKinzie is a four-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram, and Paul Weitman. He is coming off a win at the Whitney G1 at Saratoga last August 3rd, beating out Yoshida and Vino Rosso for the victory. He also finished 2nd in the Santa Anita Handicap G1 and San Pasqual Stakes G2.
Maximum Security was the disqualified 2019 Kentucky Derby winner and the winner of last month’s Haskell Invitational- G1 and last March’s 2019 Florida Derby. This 3-year-old colt trained by Jason Servis and owned by Gary and Mae West Stables, Inc also placed 2nd in the 2019 Pegasus Stakes.
2020 is still too far out to make a horse racing bet because there are still a lot of things that could happen between now and the 2020 Dubai World Cup. We’re not even sure if the horses listed in this ante-post odds will be competing in the said horse race. However, if you insist on making one right now, the value is with Thunder Snow who has won this race in back to back years. The familiarity with the race and his ability to win at this track is unmistakable.
I also like the value on Maximum Security who has bounced back after a disqualification at the 2019 Kentucky Derby. If you want to make a dark horse pick, I think Maximum Security is the horse that can win this race as well. Prediction: Thunder Snow but won’t mind if you pick Maximum Security