Gio Ponti, the dual Eclipse Award winner of 2009, will remain in training next year as a 6-year-old with his first major objective being the Dubai World Cup on March 26, owner Shane Ryan announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon.\r\nGio Ponti finished fourth in this year&rsquo;s $10 million Dubai World Cup, beaten 1 1/4 lengths by Gloria de Campeao in the 1 1/4-mile race run over the Tapeta surface at Meydan.\r\n&quot;We have decided to keep our dual champion Gio Ponti in training for one more year, with the 2011 Dubai World Cup as our main aim,&quot; Ryan said in a release issued through his Castleton Lyons farm. &quot;It is an exciting time to have a tough, consistent horse in training, as prize money is generally one of the more lucrative sides of our business at the moment.&quot;\r\nGio Ponti, trained by Christophe Clement, won the Eclipse Award for male turf horse and older male horse in 2009, a year in which he won four Grade 1 stakes and finished second to Zenyatta in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic. This year, Gio Ponti won 2 of 7 starts and finished second to Goldikova in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Mile on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. Gio Ponti&rsquo;s wins came in the Grade 1 Man o&rsquo; War at Belmont going 1 3/8 miles in July and the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf mile at Keeneland in October.\r\nThose two victories plus his runner-up finishes in the Arlington Million and Manhattan are likely to put him in contention for the 2010 Eclipse Award as the top turf male turf horse.\r\nGio Ponti, a son of Tale of the Cat who has won 11 of 22 starts earned more than $4.5 million, was scheduled to van from Belmont Park to Payson Park on Thursday.&nbsp;&nbsp;\r\nThis year, Gio Ponti finished second in the Tampa Bay Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf race at Tampa Bay Downs. Next year, Tampa Bay has changed its schedule, putting the Tampa Bay Stakes a week before the Dubai World Cup.\r\nTrainer Christophe Clement said Wednesday morning that Gio Ponti could prep in one of two turf races at Gulfstream Park&nbsp;- the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap on Feb. 5 or the Grade 3, $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes on Feb. 27&nbsp;- or perhaps have a prep race in Dubai, which is what Curlin did prior to winning the World Cup in 2008.