03/29/2012 4:47PM

Dubai World Cup: Margot Did could upset in Al Quoz Sprint

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Margot Did, ridden by Hayley Turner, wins the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Based on the odds put out by UK bookmaker Coral, the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint at five furlongs on turf is the most wide-open race on Saturday's Dubai World Cup program. Sole Power, beaten a nose in the Meydan Sprint, was Coral's 6-1 favorite.

There are four female horses in the field, and Margot Did has trainer Michael Bell believing she has a big chance.

She won a Group 1 at York last year over five furlongs before being eased in the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp in October.

Bell shipped Margot Did here for the Meydan Sprint, where she finished eighth, beaten only 4 1/2 lengths by Invincible Ash, who did not return for this.

"She definitely needed the run last time, and she was only beaten four lengths. It doesn't take much to turn that around," Bell said. "She's absolutely on her 'A' game. We saw in the Nunthorpe how useful she is. On adjusted rating, she's entitled to be treated with respect."

Margot Did will be ridden by Hayley Turner, who will become the first female jockey to ride on the Dubai World Cup program.

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The American-based Regally Ready, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner, tries to bounce back from a 13th-place finish in the Meydan Sprint. Switching back to Corey Nakatani for this race is an indication Regally Ready will be asked to show the speed that made him effective in North America.

War Artist, beaten a head in this race last year, would be effective if the pace sets up as anticipated.