Racing News 20.3.2017 10:26 am

Big night for De Kock pairing

CUP HOPE. Mubtaahij will carry the De Kock stable's hopes of a victory in the Dubai World Cup - but faces a formidable field, including Arrogate.

CUP HOPE. Mubtaahij will carry the De Kock stable's hopes of a victory in the Dubai World Cup - but faces a formidable field, including Arrogate.

De Kock aims for seventh UAE Derby win with Fawree.

Mike de Kock looks set to have two horses running on Dubai World Cup Night on Saturday – Mubtaahij in the Dubai World Cup and Fawree in the UAE Derby.

De Kock has not won the Dubai World Cup but Mubtaahij finished second to California Chrome last year, following in the hoofprints of Lizard’s Desire in 2010 and Asi­atic Boy in 2008. Victory Moon finished third for the trainer in 2004. Mubtaahij was the early favourite for the $5-million race but has been usurped by hotpot favourite Arrogate and is on offer at around 7-1.

He has run only once this Dubai World Cup Carnival, and that was when second to Etijaah in a 2000m handicap on 23 February.

Mubtaahij gave De Kock his sixth win in the UAE Derby two years ago and Fawree is fourth fa­vourite with Betfair behind Thun­der Snow, Epicuris and Master Plan. Fawree won a 1600m maiden race by five lengths in January and in his only subsequent race, un­seated jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe at the start.

Likely fields for Dubai World Cup Night

RACE 9: US$10,000,000 DUBAI WORLD CUP (GROUP 1) 2000m (Dirt)

ARROGATE (USA) USA Bob Baffert

GUN RUNNER (USA) USA Steve Asmussen

AWARDEE (USA) Japan Mikio Matsunaga

APOLLO KENTUCKY (USA) Japan Kenji Yamauchi

HOPPERTUNITY (USA) USA Bob Baffert MORAWIJ

MUBTAAHIJ (IRE) South Africa Michael de Kock

GOLD DREAM (JPN) Japan Osamu Hirata

KEEN ICE (USA) USA Todd Pletcher

LONG RIVER (USA) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

SPECIAL FIGHTER (IRE) UAE Maria Ritchie

MOVE UP (GB) UAE Saeed bin Suroor.

NEOLITHIC (USA) USA Todd Pletcher

FURIA CRUZADA (CHI) UAE Erwan Charpy

LANI (USA) Japan Mikio Matsunaga

RACE 8: US$6,000,000 LONGINES DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC (GROUP 1) 2410m (Turf)

1st: $3,600,000 2nd: $1,200,000 3rd: $600,000 4th: $300,000 5th: $180,000 6th: $120,000

POSTPONED (IRE) UK Roger Varian

HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

SEVENTH HEAVEN (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

JACK HOBBS (GB) UK John Gosden

SOUNDS OF EARTH (JPN) Japan Kenichi Fujioka

PRIZE MONEY (GB) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

CHOPIN (GER) Bahrain Abdulla Kuwaiti

EARNSHAW (USA) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

RACE 7: US$6,000,000 DUBAI TURF (GROUP 1) 1800m (Turf)

1st: $3,600,000 2nd: $1,200,000 3rd: $600,000 4th: $300,000 1st: $1,200,000 2nd: $400,000 3rd: $200,000 4th: $100,000

5th: $180,000 6th: $120,000 5th: $60,000 6th: $40,000

RIBCHESTER (IRE) UK Richard Fahey

MUTAKAYYEF (GB) UK William Haggas

REAL STEEL (JPN) Japan Yoshito Yahagi

VERY SPECIAL (IRE) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

VIVLOS (JPN) Japan Yasuo Tomomichi

ZARAK (FR) France Alain De Royer Dupre

DEBT COLLECTOR (NZ) Singapore Cliff Brown

OPAL TIARA (IRE) UK Mick Channon

HESHEM (IRE) France Christophe Ferland

MONDIALISTE (IRE) UK David O’Meara

DECORATED KNIGHT (GB) UK Roger Charlton

DEAUVILLE (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

COUGAR MOUNTAIN (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

RACE 4: US$2,000,000 UAE DERBY (GROUP 2) 1900m (Dirt)

1st: $1,200,000 2nd: $400,000 3rd: $200,000 4th: $100,000 5th: $60,000 6th: $40,000

THUNDER SNOW (IRE) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

LANCASTER BOMBER (USA) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

VETTORI KIN (BRZ) USA Kenneth McPeek

HE RUNS AWAY (ARG) Uruguay Ricardo Co­lombo

EPICHARIS (JPN) Japan Kiyoshi Hagiwara

TOP SCORE (GB) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

FLY AT DAWN (USA) UAE Charlie Appleby

COSMO CHARLIE (USA) UAE Douglas Watson

ADIRATO (JPN) Japan Naosuke Sugai

QATAR MAN (IRE) UK Marco Botti

MASTER PLAN (USA) USA Todd Pletcher

BEE JERSEY (USA) UAE Douglas Watson

FAWREE (USA) South Africa Michael de Kock

NOMORERICHBLONDES (USA) UAE Ahmad bin Harmash

SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

MIDNIGHT CHICA (USA) UAE Dhruba Selvarat­nam

RACE 6: US$2,000,000 DUBAI GOLD­EN SHAHEEN (GROUP 1) 1200m (Dirt)

1st: $1,200,000 2nd: $400,000 3rd: $200,000 4th: $100,000 5th: $60,000 6th: $40,000

NOT LISTENIN’TOME (AUS) Hong Kong John Moore

MIND YOUR BISCUITS (USA) USA Chad Sum­mers

REYNALDOTHEWIZARD (USA) UAE Satish Seemar

STALLWALKIN’ DUDE (USA) USA David Jacob­son

MORAWIJ (GB) UAE Dhruba Selvaratnam

COOL COWBOY (USA) UAE Douglas Watson

MY CATCH (IRE) UAE Douglas Watson

ST JOE BAY (USA) USA Peter Miller

DUNDONNELL (USA) Hong Kong Caspar Fownes

MUARRAB (GB) UAE Ali Rashid Al Rayhi

IMPERIAL HINT (USA) USA Luis Carvajal Jr.

COMICAS (USA) UAE Charlie Appleby

WILD DUDE (USA) Ireland Michael Halford

DIOS CORRIDA (JPN) Japan Yoshitada Takahash

RACE 5: US$1,000,000 AL QUOZ SPRINT (GROUP 1) 1200m (Turf)

2ND LEG OF THE 2017 GLOBAL SPRINT CHALLENGE

LIMATO (IRE) UK Henry Candy

AMAZING KIDS (NZ) Hong Kong John Size

ERTIJAAL (IRE) UAE Ali Rashid Al Rayhi

WASHINGTON DC (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

THE RIGHT MAN (FR) France Didier Guillemin

JUNGLE CAT (IRE) UAE Charlie Appleby

LONG ON VALUE (USA) USA William Mott

FINSBURY SQUARE (FR) France Fabrice Chap­pet

BACCARAT (IRE) UAE Charlie Appleby

FINAL VENTURE (GB) UK Paul Midgley

MEDICEAN MAN (GB) UK Jeremy Gask

RICHARD’S BOY (USA) USA Peter Miller

RACE 3: US$1,000,000 DUBAI GOLD CUP (GROUP 2) 3200m (Turf)

1st: $600,000 2nd: $200,000 3rd: $100,000 4th: $50,000 5th: $30,000 6th: $20,000

HEARTBREAK CITY (FR) Ireland Anthony J Mar­tin

SHEIKHZAYEDROAD (GB) UK David Simcock

BIG ORANGE (GB) UK Michael Bell

QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) UK Roger Charlton

VAZIRABAD (FR) France Alain De Royer Dupre

QUECHUA (ARG) Singapore Ricardo Le Grange

BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (GB) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) UK Edward Dunlop

KINGFISHER (IRE) Ireland Aidan O’Brien

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (IRE) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

FAMOUS KID (USA) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

WALL OF FIRE (IRE) UK Hugo Palmer

BASATEEN (IRE) UAE Douglas Watson

RACE 2: US$1,000,000 DUBAI KA­HAYLA CLASSIC (GROUP 1) 2000m (Dirt)

1st: $600,000 2nd: $200,000 3rd: $100,000 4th: $50,000 5th: $30,000 6th: $20,000

RB BURN (US) UAE Eric Lemartinel

AF MATHMOON (AE) UAE Ali Rashid Al Rayhi

FAUCON DU LOUP (FR) UAE Elise Jeanne

HANDASSA (FR) France Francois Rohaut

LORAA (AE) UAE Jean De Roualle

TM THUNDER STRUCK (US) Qatar Alban De Mieulle

SNIPER DE MONLAU (FR) UAE Helal Al Alawi

VERSAC PY (FR) UAE Erwan Charpy

RB MADYMOISELLE (USA) UAE Ernst Oertel

RB DIXIE BURNING (US) UAE Eric Lemartinel

AF MAQAYES (AE) UAE Ali Rashid Al Rayhi

AF AL HAZER (AE) UAE Ernst Oertel

BON BAISER DE FAUST (FR) UAE Doug Watson

RACE 1: US$1,000,000 GODOLPHIN MILE (GROUP 2) 1600m (Dirt)

1st: $600,000 2nd: $200,000 3rd: $100,000 4th: $50,000 5th: $30,000 6th: $20,000

SHARP AZTECA (USA) USA Jorge Navarro

KAFUJI TAKE (JPN) Japan Sachio Yukubo

HEAVY METAL (GB) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

NORTH AMERICA (GB) UAE Satish Seemar

SECOND SUMMER (USA) UAE Douglas Watson

LE BERNARDIN (USA) UAE Ali Rashid Al Rayhi

GIFTED MASTER (IRE) UK Hugo Palmer

ETIJAAH (USA) UAE Douglas Watson

FITZGERALD (USA) UAE Ahmad bin Harmash

TRIPLE NINE (KOR) South Korea Young Kwan Kim

ROSS (IRE) Germany Peter Schiergen

STORMARDAL (IRE) UAE Ismail Mohammed

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