Hong Kong Sprint winner All Thrills Too is again a '50-50' chance to tackle the world's best on dirt in Dubai next month after trainer David Hayes booked his flight yesterday. The news comes as Dubai World Cup chairman Les Benton rejected any suggestion the Nad Al Sheba meeting on March 29 may not proceed in the event of military action in Iraq. 'Saying that a war in Iraq will make an impact on our meeting is like saying the Melbourne Cup should be called off because there is a war in Indonesia. We are a long way from Iraq, the planes coming here don't fly over it and I would stick my neck out and say that there wouldn't be a safer place in the world than Dubai,' Benton said. He said the Dubai World Cup meeting was shaping as the 'best we have ever had'. 'Media Puzzle, the Melbourne Cup winner, is here now and we have Medaglia d'Oro and Congaree coming from the United States, and Aquarelliste from France. We are full steam ahead and couldn't be happier, and I would love to see All Thrills Too come to represent Hong Kong as well as he did in your race over there.' All Thrills Too was yesterday 'confirmed' as a runner in the US$2 million Golden Shaheen (1,200 metres), but a trial later this month will decide whether he will make the trip. 'We are making the arrangements,' Hayes said. 'He will only go if I am 100 per cent happy with him.' All Thrills Too's programme was thrown into turmoil with his surprise defeat in the first leg of the Champion Sprint Series, the Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (1,000m) at Sha Tin last week. A disappointed Hayes then said All Thrills Too would stay in Hong Kong for the feature sprints, but he and owner Alan Lam Man-bun are swinging back towards an overseas assignment. 'The races here are nice races, but they are not walkovers and since he can't win the sprint triple crown, Alan is tempted to take his chances and go for the big money in Dubai,' Hayes explained. 'It is a gamble going to dirt, but we think he'll handle it and his jockey, Gerald Mosse, thinks he will. And you only have to overlook one run here to make him a serious winning chance.' Hayes believes there were valid reasons for All Thrills Too's defeat behind Grand Delight and Firebolt in the Bauhinia Sprint. 'There's no doubt that closer to the inside rail is not the place to be in straight races at the moment and All Thrills Too had to race there from gate two,' he said. 'And he put on 40 to 50 pounds from International Day to the Bauhinia. I did back off him consciously after the Hong Kong Sprint - those are tough races and if you don't give them a chance to get over it then you lose the horse for the rest of the season. 'Horses can't be at their very top more than a couple of times a season, but in giving him an easy time to get over the international race, he was probably only 85 per cent fit for the Bauhinia.'