Racing fans will be hoping UK bookies have got their sums wrong by quoting two of 2018’s top horses, Majestic Mambo and Surcharge, as rank outsiders for the $6m Dubai Turf to be run on March 30. Both horses — Surcharge is now named Yulong Prince — are with Mike De Kock’s team in Dubai, but have had arduous journeys to the United Arab Emirates and face a tough task in the 1,800m race. Bookmakers Bet 365 quote Yulong Prince at 26-1 and Majestic Mambo is at even longer odds of 34-1. The 11-10 favourite in the probable 13-runner field is the Japan champion, Almond Eye. On his website, De Kock confirms that the horses preparations have been far from ideal. “What a disappointment that a horse as good as this [Yulong Prince] was prevented entry into the UAE due to a 2015 vaccination that was out of date. The Dubai authorities are not making it easy for visitors. A top horse has been held back and the carnival is all but over.” De Kock will be hoping one of his two Dubai Turf runners can ea...

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