03/27/2009 11:00PM

Track should be fast for World Cup

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Forecasts now call for wet weather to move back into Dubai late Saturday night, after the World Cup is over, meaning the race will be run over dry dirt. The local turf course should be good to firm; the amount of rain that fell on the grass this week is not much different than what would intentionally have been put on the surface through watering.

* As of 3 p.m. local time, just one horse had been withdrawn from tonight's races, with Paso de Gloria scratched from the UAE Derby.