Race 1 – $250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic for purebred Arabians (G1), sponsored by Emaar, 2,000 metres, All-weather
There is plenty of pace in this race, treated as the Dubai World Cup for the purebred Arabians. Expected to go forward include #5 AREEM, #7 TM JUNIOR JOHNSON, with #1 RASIKH in close attendance from the rail stalking. Areem is a complete speedball.
Now, #9 TM FRED TEXAS is drawn a bit wide, but just doesn’t seem like the same horse this season than last, and his stable companion #13 RICH FRYNCHMAN might go and try to set it up, but that isn’t necessary with Areem in here. Under normal circumstances, #10 NIESHAN would get the host of attention but is likely going to cover a wider trip in here. Interestingly enough, the horse we support is #2 VERSAC PY, who has run credible races on the surface without winning, and seems the only most likely to get the best trip. Versac for us.
1st – #2 VERSAC PY, 2nd – #10 NIESHAN, 3rd – #7 TM JUNIOR JOHNSON