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:

$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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