2024 Dubai World Cup Contender Profile: Wilson Tesoro

The $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) is March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The race is for 4-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on dirt. usracing.com is publishing profiles of the contenders.


Wilson Tesoro

A multiple Listed stakes winner in his native Japan, this 5-year-old son of Kitasan Black (Jpn) out of the Uncle Mo mare Chesutoke Rose is twice Group 1-placed in his native Japan and is coming off a disappointing eighth-place finish in the February Stakes (G1) six weeks ago. This will be the first start for this experienced horse outside of his homeland and

Betting advice:  He may not win the big ones, but he has a good habit of picking up larger checks. He benefits from a hot pace and the company he’s kept so if you like the other Japanese runners (and last year’s winner) it may be a good idea to consider this one for exotics..


2024 Dubai World Cup Contender: Wilson Tesoro

Post position: 11

Jockey: Kohei Matsuyama

Trainer: Hitoshi Kotegawa

Owner: Ryotokuji Kenji Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Age: 5

Career record: 15-7-2-0

Career earnings: $1,495,722

Last race:  February Stakes (G1), 8th

Top Equibase speed figure: N/A

Pedigree: Kitasan Black (Jpn)—Chesutoke Rose, by Uncle Mo

Color: Bay

Running Style: Deep Closer

Notes: He finished right behind some top Japanese racehorses in his homeland, including last year’s Dubai World Cup winner (and contender this year) Ushba Tesoro and the highly regarded multiple Group 1 winner Lemon Pop, who was a disappointing 12th in the Saudi Cup last out…


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