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Dubai Golden Shaheen - Form Comments

23/03/2017

G1 – 1200m – Dirt

1

Stallwalkin' Dude

It was only on his 46th career start that he managed to win his first graded stakes race - over 1400m at Belmont last October. However he is really tough and has continued to run well since. Much will depend on how he adapts to this new environment.

2

Morawij

Usually very fast from the gates as he was when holding off Cool Cowboy in a G3 here on Super Saturday. He also ran really well despite a wide gate in this race last year, on that occasion making some good late ground to finish third.

3

Wild Dude

This former smart US sprinter has run some fair races at Meydan in 2017. However he hasn't progressed and plenty of these rivals have finished in front of him on his various starts. Perhaps Moreira can make the difference.

4

Dundonnell

Two snappy efforts since trying Meydan's 1200m dirt surface, a good second to Comicas when giving that rival weight in a handicap and then when third to Morawij in a G3 on Super Saturday. Place chances again but a win would be a surprise.

5

Cool Cowboy

Very effective here at Meydan and consistent also even though he does tend to carry his head high under pressure. A G3 winner in February, then just failing to catch front-running Morawij in a G3 on Super Saturday. Respectable chances.

6

Muarrab

Got the better on an epic battle with a US raider in this race last year, showing real guts. Despite some good efforts at Meydan this season he hasn't so far look as good and disappointed badly last time. If he's ridden with less restraint, he might return to his best.

7

Dios Corrida

A winner over this distance on the dirt at Nakayama in December, but this Japanese raider made no impact on his Meydan debut in a G3 earlier this month, finishing 13 lengths behind winner Morawij in seventh. Hard to fancy here.

8

My Catch

The only runner in this field not to have had competed this year. However he did have both Muarrab and Morawij behind him when scoring over this distance here last December, the figures suggesting that was a career-best performance.

9

High On Life

A winner at Jebel Ali's uphill 1200m last week but his record at Meydan in 2016 and 2017 is not good and he had plenty of these rivals ahead of him when last of nine to Morawij in a G3 here earlier in March.

10

Not Listenin'tome

A G2 winner over 1200m at Sha Tin last November and he prepped for this with a fine second to Mr Stunning in a 1000m Sha Tin handicap this month when he ran on after being temporarily outpaced, and giving the winner 16lb. He looks all set for this venture onto Meydan's dirt track.

11

St Joe Bay

A progressive sprinter on a winning streak in southern California. He arrives here off a decisive victory in a G2 at Santa Anita in February, leading and then stylishly fending off a persistent rival. Bred for further but the evidence says sprinting is his game.

12

Reynaldothewizard

An extraordinary eleven-year-old who won this race back in 2013 (though on a different surface) and he keeps proving he is still a force to be reckoned with, most recently when winning the same Listed race for the fourth time in January.

13

Comicas

Pushed the pace from the start when fending off Dundonnell in a handicap in February, but he couldn't dominate in a G3 on Super Saturday, finishing fourth with Dundonnell ahead of him. He doesn't look an easy ride, tending to hang.

14

Mind Your Biscuits

A G1 winner at Santa Anita in December, his trademark late speed paying big dividends under today's rider then. He couldn't quite reach an improved speedster in a G3 over 1300m at Gulfstream Park last month, but he certainly has the ability to play a major role here.

 

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