Mukhadram carries Haggas' hopes of Dubai World Cup glory

Mukhadram is trained by William Haggas

Mukhadram left for Meydan on Saturday aiming to win the Dubai World Cup for Newmarket trainer William Haggas.

The five-year-old, owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum, showed decent form in England last season.

Haggas said: "Mukhadram is in great form. I'm really looking forward to it."

The trainer hopes his horse will cope with the trip to Dubai, adding: "We take travelling for granted nowadays, but it is still a major operation."

Mukhadram was narrowly beaten by Al Kazeem in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and was behind that same rival in the Coral-Eclipse.

Having won a Group Two at York he could finish only fifth to Farhh in the Champion Stakes on ground softer than ideal in October, having suffered a setback.

Now, despite that latest setback, Haggas believes he is ready to take his chance in the $10 million (£6.06m) showpiece on 29 March.