Ruler drawn out wide in WC
Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World will have to defy a wide draw in stall 12 if he is to win the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday, when he will be sporting new colours.
Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a 50 per cent share in last season's Epsom hero and he will race in Sheikh Joaan's grey silks worn by the likes of Olympic Glory, Toronado and Treve.
The four-year-old Galileo colt will remain in training with Aidan O'Brien and will continue to be ridden by the Ballydoyle handler's son, Joseph.Last year's winner Animal Kingdom broke from stall 12 so the berth is no barrier to success.
Ed Dunlop's Red Cadeaux, second 12 months ago, fared even worse and will race from stall 14 in the 16-runner field, with William Haggas' Mukhadram next door in 13.
Sir Michael Stoute's Hillstar fared better in seven, with Andrew Balding's Side Glance in nine.
Vancouverite, African Story and Cat O'Mountain are respectively berthed in stalls three, six and 15 for the Godolphin team.
African Story's trainer Saeed bin Suroor is also responsible for the Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum-owned Prince Bishop, who is drawn in gate one.
Hong Kong raiders Akeed Mofeed (four) and Military Attack (eight) are unlikely to have too many complaints.