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Frosted Team Bullish Ahead Of World Cup
Meanwhile, California Chrome's biggest danger in Saturday's Gr1 Dubai World Cup is fellow North American galloper Frosted (Tapit) who pleased connections when galloping over a mile-and-a-half on Tuesday, reports At The Races. Frosted, who raced in the shadow of Triple Crown champion American for most of his career, showed he will be a worthy rival for California Chrome in the $10 million feature when scoring a dominant 5-length win in the Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan last month. "He's really come into his own," said Neal McLaughlin, assistant to his brother Kiaran. "It helps that American Pharoah isn't here. We always say we had the right horse in the wrong year. We came over early and gave him time to acclimate." He added: "The prep couldn't have gone any better. With seven weeks since his last start, he's fresh, happy and ready to run. We are full of confidence."