DWC: race-by-race comments

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DWC: race-by-race comments

ALMOND EYE

Ed Marnane: The Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday is the world’s richest horseracing day, offering prize-money totally $34 million – about R500 million. Here is a horse-by-horse guide to the nine races to help you find winners.

Race 1 Kahayla Classic
Al Zahir: Better on turf, 0-5 on dirt
Al Shamoos: Tough task on dirt debut
Af Al Sajanjle: Can’t fault record, chance
Darius Du Paon: Plenty to find
Fazza Al Khalediah: Smart record, appeals
Rmmas: Improved run latest
Mawahib: Suited by conditions,
AF Maher: Group 1 winner on dirt
Goshawke: Ran well in prep, chance
Chaddad: Needs to bounce back
Barnamaj: comeback offered little
Tallaab Al Khalediah: 2018 winner, big player
Amwaj: Vulnerable up in grade
Ziyadd: Badly draw, opposable

Race 2 Godolphin Mile
Major Partnership: Unproven on dirt, opposed
Nonkono Yume: Veteran, readily opposed
True Timber: Useful, don’t overlook
Kimbear: Suited by conditions
Heavy Metal: Out of sorts, dismiss
Muntazah: In top form, big player
Ibn Malik: Doubtful over the trip
African Ride: Winner over course, chance
Logrado: Soundly beaten recently
Good Curry: Needs to find more
Musawaat: Solid return, minor claims
Coal Front: Progressive, respected
Secret Ambition: Improvement required

Race 3 Dubai Gold Cup
Marinaresco: Unproven over trip
Call The Wind: Smart stayer, respected
Red Galileo: Veteran, up against it
Platinum Warrior: Needs to step up
Prince Of Arran: Useful, minor claims
Ispolini: Improving, top contender
Sharpalo: Exposed, dismissed
Team Talk: Trip a query, oppose
Cross Counter: Top stayer, major player
Gold Mount: Struggling for form

Race 4 Al Quoz Sprint
Blue Point: In top form, likely winner
Brave Smash: Useful, outside chance
Sand Of Mali: Lacks a run, doesn’t appeal
Stormy Liberal: Second in 2018, claims
Viddora: Group 1 winner, respected
Caribou Club: Progressive, don’t dismiss
Lost Treasure: Quirky, one to oppose
Belvoir Bay: Won last two, more needed
The Right Man: 2017 winner, hard to fancy
Illustrious Lad: Struggle in this grade
Wishful Thinker: Progressive, respected
Ekhtiyaar: Improving, minor claims
Mazzini: Plenty to find

Race 5 UAE Derby
Walking Thunder: Ideally berthed, player
Jahbath: Impressive CV, respected
Golden Jaguar: Unproven here, rule out
Plus Que Parfait: Needs to bounce back
Derma Louvre: Consistent, don’t dismiss
Divine Image: Smart, major player
Superior: Has to step forward
Gray Magician: Modest record, opposed
Razeena: Open to improvement, chance
Al Hayette: Hasn’t progressed
Van Beethoven: Tough gate to defy
Stubbins: Up in class, little hope
Swift Rose: Tough gate to overcome
Manguzi: Solid performer, poor draw

Race 6 Dubai Golden Shaheen
Imperial Hint: Classy sprinter, player
Roy H: Scratched
Promises Fulfilled: Fitness not proven, a negative
X Y Jet: Top form, leading chance
Drafted: Local champion, claims
Matera Sky: Plenty to find at this level
Nine Below Zero: Needs to pull out more
Tato Key: Solid record, minor chance
Switzerland: Well-held in trial

Race 7 Dubai Turf
Almond Eye: Very smart, likely winner
I Can Fly: Striking comeback, player
Dream Castle: In top form, big player
Southern Legend: Useful gelding, place claims
Without Parole: Claims on pick of form
Yulong Charge: Major task off a break
Lord Glitters: Lacks a recent run, oppose
Wootton: Solid run in prep, chance
Century Dream: Has to step forward
Deirdre: Smart mare, merits respect
Vivlos: Former winner, minor claims
Majestic Mambo: Failed to fire in prep
Mountain Hunter: Needs to show a lot more

Race 8 Dubai Sheema Classic
Rey De Oro: Classy type, respected
Suave Richard: Top rider booked, claims
Cheval Grand: Rates leading player
Desert Encounter: Encouraging comeback, chance
Old Persian: Top local star, big player
Magic Wand: Proven on world stage
Racing History: Consistent, up in class
Hunting Horn: More required on Qatar run

Race 9 Dubai World Cup
Thunder Snow: Poor comeback, can’t fancy
Audible: Suited by dirt, chance
Yoshida: Unexposed on dirt, appeals
Gunnevera: Struggled badly last year
Capezzano: Improving, obvious chance
North America: Local hope, big player
K T Brave: Career high required
Pavel: Fourth in 2018, more needed
Seeking The Soul: US star, one to consider
Gronkowski: Makes very little appeal
New Trails: Never fired in prep
Axelrod: Well beaten in comeback
Dolkong: Needs to take big step up

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