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Dubai World Cup Meeting Superlatives…

It’s all over bar the shouting. In what has become a bit of an annual ritual, we offer what we call the Dubai World Cup superlatives…

International favourite most likely to finish out of the first three: Dubai World Cup – #12 Ruler of the World

Most likely winner of the DWC meeting: Al Quoz Sprint – #12 Shea Shea

Most confident DubaiRaceNight.com tip of the meeting: Dubai Gold Cup – #7 Cavalryman

Least confident DubaiRaceNight.com tip of the meeting: Dubai Sheema Classic – #3 Denim And Ruby

Best 10-1/20-1 longshot to win of the DWC meeting: Dubai Duty Free – #7 Trade Storm

Best 20-1 or higher longshot to win at DWC meeting: Dubai Sheema Classic – #8 Meandre

Best story of the night if a winner: Dubai Duty Free – #11 Vercingetorix – purchased initially from Klawervlei Stud  by the South African grooms cooperative. Read stories about it HERE and HERE.

Most likely DWC meeting winner from Hong Kong: Dubai World Cup – #8 Military Attack

Horse most in need of the best ride possible to have a chance to win: Dubai World Cup – #16 Ron The Greek

Horse most likely to make a massive improvement over a Super Saturday performance: Dubai World Cup – #6 African Story (bashed head on gate, requiring stitches, essentially running when concussed during last race)

Best draw of the DWC meeting: Al Quoz Sprint – #12 Shea Shea

Worst chance for a repeat winner of a DWC race: Dubai Sheema Classic – #15 Cirrus Des Aigles (won 2012 Dubai Sheema Classic).

Charlie Appleby trainee most likely to break his losing streak: UAE Derby – #4 Long John

Best absurd longshot with a chance to land in top three: Dubai World Cup – #9 Side Glance

Best Russian-owned horse with a chance to win: Dubai Sheema Classic – #13 Empoli

Most confusing race of the night: Race 8 – Dubai Sheema Classic (pace could be flying or a dawdle, near impossible to know for certain)

Horse who could provide mid-level surprise if ridden consistently: Dubai Golden Shaheen – #8 Complicate

Most likely DWC meeting winner from Japan: Dubai Duty Free – #2 Just A Way

Best horses with a big chance getting almost no attention: Dubai Golden Shaheen – #5 Reynaldothewizard, Dubai Duty Free – #8 Tasaday, Dubai World Cup – #5 Sanshaawes

Horse that would provide most popular winner amongst local UAE horsemen: Dubai Kahayla Classic – #7 Versac PY

Best result for American racing: A win in UAE Derby for #5 Giovanni Boldini

Biggest market mover since they opened (according to Simon Clare with Coral): …confirmation due to come later and will post.


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