Horse Racing

With Cazadero, Walsh aims to be more successful in Dubai

Four years ago, coach Brendan Walsh caught the UAE Derby (G2) with Extra Parfait . Sticks .

Two years ago, he sent veterans wild child to score in Al Quoz Sprint (G1).

This year Walsh will try to repeat in the second race he won in 2nd place cazadero . Since Walsh has no other starts on the opening day of the World Cup in Dubai other than the two mentioned above, the coach from Kentucky will set a perfect record when Cazadero starts in the upper sprint. The 1,200-meter (about six-mile) yard attracted 16 entries on March 25 at Meydan. The race offers a $1.5 million purse.

Their trainer said there are some similarities between Cazadero and the Extravagant Kid, although the former coach ran a few miles fewer than his former steady friend, who won the Al Quoz at his age. 8. Owned by Qatar Racing in partnership with Marc Detampel, Fergus Galvin and Barry Clohessy, Cazadero, 5, has won four of his 11 starts, including last year’s Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Honeysuckle.

“Of course he fits the bill, he prefers a longer gap than the normal five or five and a half we have in the US, similar to the Extravagant Kid,” Walsh said. “I think he’ll love the six straight feathers too.

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“He’s an easy enough horse to train; very straightforward.”

Click here to view Al Quoz Sprint entries. The expected posting time is 9:15 a.m. ET.

Godolphin Mile

shower Leon who definitely ranks as one of the coolest horses in the world, will try to add to his story on Saturday as he tries to be the first horse since fire fighting in 2003-2004 and is only the third horse to ever win the $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2) in recent years.

To “prepare” for Saturday’s test, the versatile Japanese-born son of Kizuna won the 1351 Turf Sprint (G3) on February 25 on the Saudi Cup sub-card. After earning $900,000 in that effort, Bathrat Leon of Hiroo Race Co. back on the dirt track for a mile at Meydan for coach Yoshito Yahagi. Yahagi also sent Panthalassa to win the Saudi Cup (G1) for the same owner and he will start in the standout race on Saturday.

Competed as the second race on the card, the Godolphin Mile was the first Thoroughbred race of the day on the nine-race card. It has an expected posting time of 8:05 a.m. ET.

Click here to enter the Godolphin Mile.

Dubai Gold Cup
In the field test of the day, the 3,200 meters (about two miles) Dubai Gold Cup (G2), Godolphin’s passion and glory will start their first match since a clear victory at the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Cup in Bahrain on March 10.

“He is very strong, in good form. He has not stopped improving as he grows up,” said coach Saeed bin Suroor of the 7-year-old boy who ranked first in the group. cross nose gelation. “He also had to increase the distance from 12 miles to 2 miles but he ran well in this race last year, finishing fifth, and I think now he is a better, more experienced horse. So we hope he can improve that run again.”

Click here to attend the Dubai Gold Cup.

Dubai Lawn
Last year’s Japan Derby (G1) winner Do Deuce makes his first trip to Dubai in an impressive prep race as the son of the cry of the heart won Kyoto Kinen (G2) by 3 1/2 on February 12 at Hanshin Racecourse when he entered the $5 million Dubai Turf (G1).

Bred by Northern Farm, by Kieffers Co. Trained and coached by Yasuo Tomomichi, Do Deuce was named the 2-year-old men’s champion in Japan in 2021 and won classic glory in 2022 with a landslide victory in the Japan Derby. .

The school is expected to be 16 for the 1,800 meter (about 1 1/8 mile) turf test also with North American participation Shirl’s Spect , who finished second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T). Shirl’s Speight was lobbied by his breeder, Charles Fipke, and trained by Roger Attfield.

Click here to enter Dubai Turf (expected posting time is 11:10 a.m. ET).

Dubai Classic Sheema

Do Deuce is not the only Japanese Derby winner on Saturday at Meydan. Shahryar Winner of the 2021 Japan Derby, will attempt to defend his 2022 win in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic (G1).

Yuichi Fukunaga, who exercised Shahryar in the morning in Dubai, says Deep Impact’s son is ready for another top effort.

“His condition is good, I’ve been told that the stable team is thinking he’s back to last year’s form,” Fukunaga said. “He’s been working on the plan so far and he’s showing how much he enjoys being abroad. That experience last year is going to be very important this time around and I think he’s proving it. prove it now.”

Click here to view Dubai Sheema Classic items (Estimated posting time is noon, ET).


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