Racing: Helissio limbers up

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Helissio, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, exercised on the track in Dubai yesterday but is not yet a confirmed runner for the World Cup on 29 March.

Europe's highest-rated horse of 1996 breezed a mile and cruised past his lead horse, Al Jathaab, at the two-furlong marker.

Elie Lellouche, his trainer, has voiced doubts about Helissio's ability to act on sand.

Bijou d'Inde, Even Top and Flemensfirth, three of the British-trained contenders for the World Cup, warmed up for the race yesterday. Singspiel had a day off after working on Wednesday