Kieren Fallon has singled out Marinous, winner of the Grand Prix De Deauville and sixth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, as his big hope on Dubai World Cup night.
The six-time winner of the Flat Jockeys' Championship in the UK is currently based in the UAE for the Dubai International Racing Carnival and he is excited
"He is the one I am really looking forward to and we are hoping he will make his mark in the Dubai Sheema Classic," Fallon said.
Fallon also picked out the Luca Cumani-trained Mabait as a horse to follow when the Carnival begins next week
"He's a horse who's done nothing but progress all year and just got better and better," he said.
"He's been training well and looks good, and will be a very hard horse to beat if he acts on the Tapeta surface at the first meeting."
The Irishman also believes he has every chance of taking a hand in the race for the 2011 Flat Jockeys' Championship. He rode 140 winners last season, seeing him finish third behind Paul Hanagan and Richard Hughes in the championship battle.
Fallon principally rode for Cumani last term but with the likes of Mark Johnston, Mick Channon, Brian Meehan, Ed Dunlop and Sir Michael Stoute also giving him the leg up, he hopes to launch a real challenge for title honours in 2011.
"I had to change my agent a couple of months into the season as he didn't want to continue, and things didn't really work out for me as I'd hoped," he told Racing UK.
"But I still rode 140 winners and finished the season well.
"Since Mark [Johnston] and Sir Michael started putting me up, it really built up my confidence.
"This year I'll be really hungry, probably more so than any other jockey and I'm going to be working really hard."