Dubai Honour shares the head of the market with Anaome, and those two will vie for favouritism right up until race time. Punters and bookies have decided that this is essentially a match race.
Racing isn’t always simple, although in WFA contests at this distance range it sometimes can be. Let’s take a horse like Mo’unga. The last three times he has raced Anamoe, he has lost to him by an average margin of 1.7 lengths. Dubai Honour beat him by 5.5.
A heavy track is going to add the complexity. Anamoe has won on it, including his Cox Plate, but also flopped badly last year in this race. Dubai Honour has never seen it, but shown a liking for soft tracks in Europe.