Wigmore Hall is on course for a third clash with Presvis in the QEII Cup at Sha Tin on May 1.
Michael Bell’s Wigmore Hall came out on top when the pair met in the Jebel Hatta at Meydan at the start of March but the Luca Cumani-trained Presvis reversed the form on World Cup night with a superb display in the Dubai Duty Free.
Both horses are now set to fly out to Hong Kong in search of further Group One honours.
“We were delighted with Wigmore Hall’s run on Saturday, although we do feel slightly unlucky that he did not win,” the Newmarket handler told his website.
“He certainly did not get the best of runs and when he finally did get a clear passage he was closing but, sadly, he could not get his head back up.
“He will now head to Hong Kong with the winner of the Duty Free Presvis, who he defeated in the Jebel Hatta.
“It is now one apiece to each of them and it will I am sure prove to be an interesting contest.”