Horse Racing

Dubai World Cup Selections for March 27th, 2010

Marc DocheCorrespondent IMarch 27, 2010

 

Saturday March 27th, 2010

Special Dubai Issue

Dubai World Cup

As published in Bruno De Julio's Run 4 the Roses report at: www.racingwithbruno.com

$1 Million Al Quoz Sprint:

 

8) California Flag: Could get clear lead again, blew clear lead in Hong Kong after dueling w Laurel Guerreiro (see Shaheen), only other pace factor appears to be Terrific Challenge, but that one is over-matched. Won last three off a layoff.

 

9) War Artist: Crushed in a Grade Two victory at the distance in his last third start off a layoff. Race on Feb. 11th, beating Gayego by over two lengths shows he has potential to run to hard knocking form.

 

11) Finjaan: Best races in GB would be good enough here. Grade Two winner and missed Grade One by a head.

 

Exa box 8,9,11 / Tri box 8,9,11

$1 Pick Three: 8,9,11 w 11,12,10 w 5,9,7,10: $36

 

$1 Million Godolphin Mile:

 

11) Desert Party: Dominant form, if you toss Kentucky Derby debacle.

 

12) Skysurfers: Can make an impact if more aggressively placed early in the race.

 

10) Forgotten Voice: Primed for big effort third off layoff. Just missed to Gloria

de Campeo here in January.

 

Exa box 10,11,12 / Tri box 10,11,12

$1 Pick Three : 11 w 5,9,7,10 w 6,8,9,10:  $16

 

$2 Million UAE Derby:

 

5) Mendip: Next stop Churchill?

 

9) Musir: Four wins and a second in five starts.

 

7) Frozen Power: Trying to turn tables on Musir.

 

10) Makaanah: Won 3-of-4 in Saudi Arabia.

 

Exa box 5,7,9,10 / Tri box 5,7,9,10

 

$2 Million Golden Shaheen:

 

8) Gayego: Lots of pace to set it up for him.

 

6) Rocket Man: Grade One winner in Singapore. Neck shy of being a pefect 9-

for-9. Only behind another horse for 100 yards in entire career. Faces speed to his inside and outside.

 

10) Mutheeb: Could get first run on Gayego, but is he good enough?

 

9) Regal Parade: Has credentials, but layoff is a concern.

 

Exa box 6,8,9,10 / Tri box 6,8,9,10

$1 Pick Three: 6,8 w 5,8,10,11,15 w 10,13,16: $30

 

$5 Million Duty Free:

 

11) Alexandros: Been pointing to this race. Primed for top effort.

 

15) Presvis: Beat Alexandros by a length and a half in last race.

 

5) Courageous Cat: Almost held off Goldikova in BC. Right there at the wire in last six. Won Grade Two at the distance.

 

8) Bankable: Coming into race in similar fashion as last year with game win in prep race.

 

10) Take the Points: Three Grade One wins in last four starts. Just turned four and has room to improve.

 

$1 Pick Three: 5,8,10,11,15 w 10,13,16 w 2,3,4,11: $60

 

$5 Million Sheema Classic:

 

13) Spanish Moon:  Rebounded with huge race after BC disappointment. First or second in seven of last eight.

 

10) Buena Vista: Japanese filly is the real deal. Never out of the money. Proven against the boys. Never been higher than 5/2.

 

16) Cavalryman: Back to preferred surface. Ran huge to finish third as a three-year

old in the Arc.

 

2) Eastern Anthem: Defending champ. Hasn’t won since. Can he fire a big one off the layoff? Perfect 3-for-3 in Dubai. Finished first or second in 6-of-8 at the distance.

 

1) Jukebox Jury: Really turned it on at the end of 2009. Layoff a concern. Could get first run at Passion. First race as a four-year old.

 

9) Presious Passion: Come and catch him.

 

Exa box 10,13,16 / Tri box 10,13,16

 

$10 Million World Cup:

 

3) Red Desire: Two great races against the boys already, matches Zenyatta as female winning a big one.

 

2) Gitano Hernando: Perfect 4-for-4 on synthetic.

 

4) Gio Ponti: second to Zenyatta

 

11) Twice Over: third to Zenyatta

 

5) Gloria de Campeo: local horse, finished second last year, could hold pace advantage.

 

6) Vision d’Etat: All or nothing w him, two flops in Arc, never tried synth, stand against.

 

Win bet No. 3

Exa box 2,3,4,11 / Tri box 2,3,4,11

 

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