Jockey Frankie Dettori can set the record for wins when he leaves the starting gate aboard defending champion Country Grammer in the 2023 Dubai World Cup on Saturday at Meydan Racecourse. The 52-year-old, who's now based in the United States, has won the Dubai World Cup four times (2000, 2003, 2006, 2022). That's tied with Jerry Bailey for the most Dubai World Cup wins ever. On Saturday, Dettori will go for No. 5 with Country Grammer, who beat nine others to win this race last year. Country Grammer is the 2-1 favorite in the 2023 Dubai World Cup odds. Algiers is the 3-1 second choice in the 15-horse 2023 Dubai World Cup field, while Panthalassa (7-1), Ushba Tesoro (10-1) and Vela Azul (10-1) round out the top five in the odds.
The 2023 Dubai World Cup post time is 12:35 p.m. ET. With 15 of the world's most accomplished horses set to square off, you'll want to see what racing reporter and analyst Michelle Yu has to say before making any 2023 Dubai World Cup picks.
Few people in racing are as well-connected as Yu. An on-air host and reporter who has provided racing analysis for TVG, HRTV and the Breeders' Cup, Yu has spent a lifetime in racing. Prior to her television career, she worked for trainers Steve Asmussen and Ron Moquett. She also is married to Santa Anita-based trainer Ryan Hanson.
Since joining SportsLine in November 2021, her picks have cashed in the 2021 and '22 Breeders' Cup Classics, Kentucky Oaks, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, among other races. And last month she crushed the Saudi Cup, riding a 15-1 winner for an $840 score.
Now, Yu has handicapped the 2023 Dubai World Cup field, given her horse-by-horse analysis, made her picks and constructed her wagers. Head to SportsLine to see them.
Top 2023 Dubai World Cup predictions
One surprise: Yu is high on Cafe Pharoah, even though he's a 15-1 longshot. Based in Japan, Cafe Pharoah has earned more than $5.4 million in his career. He has won two of his last four starts, including a victory in the Grade 1 February Stakes on the dirt.
He is coming off a third place finish in the Saudi Cup. "He had a good showing in Saudi, just a head behind Country Grammer," Yu told SportsLine. She is using Cafe Pharoah prominently in her 2023 Dubai World Cup bets. See which horses to back at SportsLine.
How to make 2023 Dubai World Cup picks
Moreover, Yu's top choice is a horse with "pure guts." She also is high on an enormous double-digit longshot who is capable of a "workmanlike performance" that could light up the toteboard. She's sharing which horses to back only at SportsLine.
So what horse with "pure guts" wins the Dubai World Cup? And which enormous double-digit longshot is a must-back? See the 2023 Dubai World Cup odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Yu's picks for the 2023 Dubai World Cup, and find out.
2023 Dubai World Cup odds
|3||Cafe Pharoah||15-1||SEE PICKS|
|4||Country Grammer||2-1||SEE PICKS|
|5||Crown Pride||15-1||SEE PICKS|
|6||Emblem Road||20-1||SEE PICKS|
|8||Jun Light Bolt||20-1||SEE PICKS|
|11||Salute The Soldier||30-1||SEE PICKS|
|12||Super Corinto||30-1||SEE PICKS|
|13||T O Keynes||12-1||SEE PICKS|
|14||Ushba Tesoro||10-1||SEE PICKS|
|15||Vela Azul||10-1||SEE PICKS|