Military Law Gets Another Shot At World Cup Glory

Countdown to Saturday 30 March

In 2021 Military Law was denied his chance of Dubai World Cup glory when getting loose before the start and being withdrawn.

Three years on, he gets another opportunity, thanks to victory in the Gr2 Al Maktoum Classic [Sponsored by Emirates Airline], the highlight of Emirates Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse.

The race gives guaranteed entry into the $12million event on 30 March.

Oscar Chavez guides Military Law to victory (Pic – DRC)

The now nine-year-old had a spell with trainer Doug Watson last season but is thriving now back with Musabbeh Al Mheiri, who gave jockey Oscar Chavez the leg up for this 1900m dirt contest.

The pair turned for home with a narrow advantage over Walk Of Stars and had to be tenacious to hold off that rival and third home Clapton by a length.

Enjoy the replay:

“I wasn’t expecting this at all!” said Chavez after his biggest Thoroughbred winner in Dubai.

“He jumped a little bit awkward but then he put himself in the race and once he got to the straight he really had momentum and at the 800 [metres] he gave me a big kick and I just let him roll.”

“Winning a race tonight is so fantastic; I’m happy to be on him and to ride in the World Cup would be something extra.”

Meydan Racecourse stages its final Carnival meeting on Friday, 8 March, before the focus switches to the $30.5million Dubai World Cup card on 30 March.

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