Dubai World Cup Selections for March 27th, 2010

Marc DocheCorrespondent IMarch 26, 2010


Saturday March 27th, 2010

Special Dubai Issue

Dubai World Cup

As published in Bruno De Julio's Run 4 the Roses report at:

$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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