Countdown To Big One – Meydan Energy Is ‘Electric’

First is off at 13h30

The 2024 renewal of the Dubai World Cup is upon us and the energy is electric on the ground.

We don’t have the likes of global superstar Equinox taking his place on the night, but that doesn’t detract from the incredible equine athletes we have before us.

Chase Liebenberg writes from Meydan that one of the  most exciting matches look to be the showdown between Epsom Derby winner Auguste Rodin and Japanese Triple Tiara winner Liberty Island.

Both are special and the magic would be that the two pull clear of the rest of the field and we land up having a match race.

Tower Of London and Auguste Rodin in trackwork (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Following that we have the likes of Ushba Tesoro who is back to defend his title. Will he be able to do it again, with his late dash running style?

If he does, he will go down as one of the highest earning horses in the world.

He takes on his Saudi Cup adversary Senor Buscador and the talking horse Kabirkhan. Also another horse to watch out for would be Derma Sotogake, who very well might be cherry ripe for his DWC run.

Other horses to take note of on the evening would have to be UAE derby favourite Forever Young who looks a picture in the lead up to the event, Dubai Gold Cup runner Eldar Eldarov seems to be absolutely spot on for the Roger Varian yard.

Chase’s choices  for the night are as follows:

  • R2 -Saudi Crown
  • R3 – Eldar Eldarov (keep a look out for Enemy)
  • R4 – California Spangle (Star Of Mystery sneaker)
  • R5 – Forever Young
  • R6 – Run Classic
  • R7 – Do Deuce
  • R8 – Auguste Rodin or Liberty Island
  • R9 – Ushba Tesoro ( Kabirkhan)

First is off at 13h30.

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