Dubai plan for Grandeur

  • Last Updated: January 22 2013, 13:04 GMT

Grandeur has the option of three possible assignments at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night after returning to the care of Jeremy Noseda.

Grandeur: Back with Jeremy Noseda

The four-year-old Verglas gelding enjoyed a successful autumn campaign in 2012, winning the Grade Two Twilight Derby on the Breeders' Cup meeting undercard at Santa Anita before claiming second in the Grade One Hollywood Derby.

Switched to the stable of American trainer Paddy Gallacher for logistical reasons for his final start of the season, he landed the Hollywood Turf Cup over a mile and a half.

He arrived back at Noseda's Shalfleet yard at the weekend and connections are now mulling the options.

"Grandeur has been nominated for the Dubai World Cup, the Sheema Classic and the Dubai Duty Free and we will train him for one of those races," he told

"He will most probably not have a prep race. I'm inclined to take him for a racecourse gallop or two at Lingfield and prepare him that way.

"He is in great form after his quarantine. During that time he had a two-week break and then had 10 days of light training prior to his return here.

"He is a horse that did nothing but improve last year and I would just like to thank Paddy Gallacher and his team for their input with the horse."

The Dubai World Cup is run on the Tapeta surface at Meydan, while the Dubai Duty Free and Sheema Classic are on the turf.

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