RYAN MOORE has picked up the ride on the Mike De Kock-trained Mr Brock, twice a winner on the Meydan Tapeta already this year, in Saturday's Dubai World Cup.

The horse’s regular partner Kevin Shea will partner stable companion Lizard's Desire in the $10 million highlight.

Moore will also be riding the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Confront and Spanish Moon in the Dubai Duty Free and Sheema Classic respectively.

Shea, who rode Mr Brock to his two carnival wins, has elected to ride the younger stable companion Lizard's Desire, also a dual-carnival winner this year.

He explained: "Mr Brock is an admirable sort and I won on him at Abu Dhabi last year as well as twice at Meydan but the other one is young and hopefully still improving. He did not get a clear run last time and can hopefully build on that."

Lizard's Desire has been ridden by Christophe Soumillon in the past but Soumillon was released by De Kock to partner Japan's Red Desire, winner of the third leg of the Maktoum Challenge on Super Thursday - with both Mr Brock and Lizard's Desire among the beaten horses.

Olivier Peslier, who rides likely World Cup favourite Vision D'Etat, partnered Red Desire in that race. Shea also rides the Herman Brown pair Mourilyan in the Sheema Classic and Bankable in the Dubai Duty Free.

"I have ridden a lot for Herman in the past and they are nice spare rides to pick up with Ryan Moore claimed by Sir Michael Stoute," said the jockey.

Last year's World Cup-winning jockey Aaron Gryder will ride Saudi Arabian-trained hope Amor De Pobre, whose Jerry Barton-trained stable companion Deem, twice a winner at the carnival, will contest the Sheema Classic. Amor De Pobre's World Cup berth became available when US trainer Todd Pletcher switched Take The Points to the Duty Free. "He's run all his best races on the turf," said assistant trainer Ginny De Pasquale, speaking to the Blood-Horse. "So it seems the most logical option for him."




SOURCE  : Jason Ford (www.racingpost.co.uk)