The seventh night of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival brings us four turf races and two wildly competitive races on the dirt for Thoroughbreds. Below, Joe Kristufek and Pat Cummings review last week’s results, preview Thursday’s card, and trade blows over the bankroll challenge!
Mackenzie’s Best – Race 5 – #2 LE BERNARDIN
The fifth race is quite competitive but I settled on Le Bernardin. I’m Back drew the rail and is expected to be sent to the lead, but his plan could be compromised by the early speed of Henry Clay. Henry Clay has drawn wide in gate 15 but assuming he is sent, it is easy to imagine that Henry Clay and I’m Back will be locked in a speed duel up front. Add in the wildcard factor of Charlie Appleby’s Artigiano getting blinkers for the first time and he may be added to the mix up front. This sets up well for Le Bernardin who tends to track the leaders and pounce in the stretch. Additionally, this is a class drop for the son of Bernardini who was third last out to Frankyfourfingers in the second round of the Al Maktoum Challenge.
|February 19 – Meydan Selections|
|Pat Cummings||Mackenzie Kirker-Head|
|1||4||Bigg N Rich||1||2||Callateral|
|2||1||Medicean Man||2||1||Medicean Man|
|4||5||Hunter’s Light||4||6||Genius Boy|
|5||3||I’m Back||5||2||Le Bernardin|
|Pat: 257-56-58-29 (21.8%)||Mackenzie: 255-55-35-30 (21.6%)|