Within the days main as much as the $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 27, usracing.com will profile the contenders for the two,000-meter (about 1 ¼ miles) race. The profiles will probably be up to date with odds, submit positions and jockeys following the post-position draw scheduled for Wednesday (March 24).
By Lynne Snierson
The highest stage successful Capezzano was so nicely regarded and is so at house at Meydan that he was dispatched as the favourite within the 2019 version of the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1). He’s extremely unlikely to take pleasure in that standing this time round.
Capezzano was a disappointing 12th two years in the past and he has hardly set the worldwide racing world on hearth since. His resume signifies that he simply isn’t the identical horse he as soon as was.
This 12 months, he’s raced twice, ending seventh behind winner and anticipated Dubai World Cup runner Navy Regulation within the Al Maktoum Problem Spherical 1, after which final trip was fourth in Spherical 2 of the Problem, which is a Grade 2 race at 1 3/16 miles gained by Salute the Soldier, who can be anticipated within the beginning gate.
“Definitely, we now have been disenchanted together with his two runs up to now, however he’s getting older,’’ coach Salem bin Ghadayer informed At The Races earlier than his final race. “Perhaps he doesn’t have the sharpness he used to, however I’m assured he nonetheless has the power and that because the season goes on, he’ll present it. Perhaps it’s due to his coaching, he’s a tough horse, so we now have to do what he desires to do, which suggests working him on his personal phrases and in his personal.’’
Capezzano, who has exhibited a regarding layoff sample these previous couple of seasons, was bred by Godolphin in Kentucky so an enormous effort could be a boon for the house workforce of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Maybe the horse might profit from that house area benefit. Eighteen of his 20 profession efforts and all six of his wins have been on the all-weather floor at Meydan within the United Arab Emirates and the opposite two begins had been in England.
Publish place: TBD
Coach: Salem bin Ghadayer
Jockey: Mikael Barzalona
Proprietor: Sultan Ali
Profession report: 20-6-1-3
Profession earnings: $776,011
Prime Equibase pace determine: N/A
Pedigree: Bernardini-Cable Knit, by Unbridled’s Music
Operating model: Entrance-runner
Notes: Salem bin Ghadayer, 42, is without doubt one of the main trainers within the UAE, the place his yard is named Fazza Stables. Fazza Racing Stables is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum, who’s the crown prince of Dubai and the son of the nation’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum … The coach may also run Hypothetical within the World Cup area and Panadol within the 2021 UAE Derby (G2) for the Crown Prince … Salem bin Ghadayer had his first starters on the UAE thoroughbred and Arabian circuit in the course of the 2014-15 season following time as a rider and coach of endurance horses … In March 2018, throughout a breakout season, he was suspended for one 12 months by the Emirates Racing Authority for a constructive drug check. The horse in query was owned by the Dubai Crown Prince … Proprietor Sultan Ali lives in Dubai, the place his secure relies, and is alleged to be a detailed pal of Sheikh Maktoum … Capezzano Pianore is a coastal village within the Tuscany area of Italy.
MYSTIC GUIDE (USA) USA Michael Stidham
CHUWA WIZARD (JPN) Japan Ryuji Okubo
MAGNY COURS (USA) France Andre Fabre
SALUTE THE SOLDIER (GER) Bahrain Fawzi Nass
JESUS’ TEAM (USA) USA Jose Francisco D’Angelo
SLEEPY EYES TODD (USA) USA Miguel Angel Silva
GIFTS OF GOLD (IRE) UAE Saeed bin Suroor
HYPOTHETICAL (IRE) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer
MILITARY LAW (IRE) UAE Musabbeh Al Mheiri
GREAT SCOT (GB) Saudi Arabia Abdullah Moshrif
THEGREATCOLLECTION (USA) UAE Douglas Watson
TITLE READY (USA) USA Dallas Stewart
AJUSTE FISCAL (URU) Uruguay Antonio Cintra
CAPEZZANO(USA) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer
Lynne Snierson, a former director of communications at Arlington Park and Rockingham Park, at the moment is a contract author and racing publicist. She coated thoroughbred racing as an award-winning sportswriter for newspapers In Boston, Miami, and St. Louis. She lives in New Hampshire. Secretariat stays her all-time favourite horse.