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2012 Dubai World Cup Day Betting Preview Part Two


Expect a challenging 5f contest in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint with a serious cadre of talented runners in the mix for this. A number of older short-distance specialists are back for another crack at this one and it's something to see both Joy And Fun alongside War Artist – a pair of nine-year-olds mixing it up with these younger, fresher challengers. Hayley Turner is an interesting option here above Margot Did who likely needed that last race. Corey Nakatani deserves respect on Regally Ready while Sole Power looks to be coming into form and just barely lost to Invincible Ash after a four-month freshening.


Another Group 1 race, the Dubai Golden Shaheen, is widely rated by punters everywhere as one of the premier 6f events on the planet. A number of very qualified runners are ready for this one and the slim 12 horse field shows you just how much respect some of these guys are getting. Happy Dubai deserves respect and has been in fairly solid form this year while Krypton Factor has been battling it out against Hitchens for the majority of this meeting. Hitchens stepped it up and found another gear this season and the pair look good to hit the board in their latest renewal. Several North American shippers are along for this one including well-respected Bob Baffert runner The Factor. Giant Ryan turns out for Bisnath Parboo and he will be all systems go after his career-worst performance in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

The Dubai Duty Free is another Group 1 event and here's where you'll find some of the world's best contenders running at a specialist 1m1f distance. A reliable source has informed me that Presvis is set to run lights-out for Luca Cumani's yard and that he wasn't ready in his previous two but is now back to his usual self. City Style certainly catches the eye and has been running lights out for most of this season.

He is out of a Canadian mare and deserves lots of respect – something it's clear that Sheikh Hamdan has for the six-year-old gelded son of City Zip. Delegator is here for Godolphin, as is Rio De La Plata who hasn't looked very good so far this year, being by Rahy, you can still expect improvement at the age of seven. Musir will likely take a fair amount of money but you might expect punters to move away from a hit and miss Mike De Kock yard.

The second last contest is one of the premier 12f turf contests anywhere with the latest iteration of the Dubai Sheema Classic looking fascinating. Mahbooba has done well so far at Meydan but didn't up so well when it counted last year either. The five-year-old son of Galileo is a real mystery and previous success by the De Kock yard on World Cup Day might be the make or break factor as to whether he's worth the wager. Cirrus Des Aigles is back for this one and looking to improve off a second place finish last time out.

Treasure Beach is a quality runner who deserves respect but the one to watch here is likely St Nicholas Abbey, who hasn't been seen since winning the Breeders' Cup Turf over living-legend Goldikova. Beaten Up is a lightly-raced four-year-old coming out of the William Haggas yard and he looked to be a very serious contender with Johnny Murtagh staying in the irons for this one. 

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