Dean Ivory hopes Librisa Breeze has some big days ahead of him this season - starting with the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in tomorrow's showpiece Dubai World Cup meeting.

The grey signed off last year by winning at Ascot on Champions Day, finally landing the big prize he had threatened on a few occasions.

While the Radlett trainer admits his stable star is better over slightly further than the six furlongs he faces this weekend, the form of his Ascot win proves he can mix it with the best sprinters around as he goes for another Group 1 success.

"It's all going well, everything is great and we're all excited. He flew out last Friday," said Ivory.

"I'm confident he'll go well on Saturday. I'm happy with what I've seen from him since he's been over here.

"Ideally he would like good to soft, but there's nothing we can do to change that.

"The slight issue I think is that he's better over seven furlongs, though in saying that he has done very well over six as he has a huge turn of foot when they go a fast pace.

"I would think this could be a big year for him."

With Ertijaal a significant non-runner, a field of 14 will go to post including several European challengers.

Blue Point, who was narrowly denied by Ertijaal on his latest appearance, is hot favourite for Charlie Appleby and is joined by stablemates Baccarat and Jungle Cat.

Frankie Dettori partners the Charlie Hills-trained Magical Memory, while Irish hopes rest on Aidan O'Brien's Washington DC and Darren Bunyan's outsider Hit The Bid.