03/26/2010 6:03AM

Meydan: Vision d'Etat to go undergo vet check


Vision d'Etat, the favorite with British bookmakers for Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan racecourse, will undergo a veterinary inspection early on raceday that will determine whether the four-time Group 1 winner starts in the world's richest race.

Further information on Vision d'Etat's condition and the reason for the inspection was not available on Friday afternoon.

A two-paragraph statement released at lunchtime on Friday by the Dubai Racing Club stated that Vision d'Etat "will be examined tomorrow morning when a final decision will be made regarding the horse's fitness to race."

Trained in France by Eric Libaud, Vision d'Etat, 5, has won 9 of 13 starts and $3,881,813. He won half of his six starts in 2009, with all the wins coming in Group 1 races - the Prix Ganay in France, the Prince of Wales's Stakes in England and the Hong Kong Cup in Hong Kong in December, his most recent start.