Luca Cumani’s Presvis completed his preparations for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free with a workout at Meydan on Monday morning.
The globetrotting seven-year-old is a four-time winner in Dubai but Cumani has yet to taste success on World Cup night itself.
Presvis won a Group Two at Meydan in January but then suffered defeat when favourite for the Jebel Hatta at the start of this month.
After seeing his charge work over seven furlongs (1400m) on the Turf course under big-race jockey Ryan Moore, the Italian trainer said: “That was Presvis’ final workout ahead of Saturday’s race and I was perfectly happy with the way things went.
“He is a year older now and it is hard to say if he is still as good as he was but I have been happy with his two runs to date this year.
“Obviously I would have liked to have won last time out but he ran very well and it looked like a good race.
“The draw on Saturday is irrelevant to him as he is going to be last out of the stalls but I hope, with luck in running, that he will have every chance.”