Racing: Borgia attracts Dubai money

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BORGIA, the German filly who was placed in both the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders' Cup Turf last season, was backed yesterday to improve on that record by winning the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

The Bruno Schutz-trained four-year-old was cut to 9-1, from 12-1 by Ladbrokes, who have the Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm as their 5-4 favourite. Clive Brittain's Luso is a 25-1 chance, with Godolphin's Swain on 10-1.

Walter Swinburn, who returned to race-riding in Britain at Lingfield on Saturday, will be without a mount in the Dubai race as Oscar Schindler is injured. Swinburn will instead partner Consort for Amanda Perrett's stable in the Lincoln.