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Most horses are acclimatized and have had a run or two in some cases in this Carnival of Racing Mike De Kock has to start firing soon I have pinpointed several of his runners in today’s races. Keep note of Doug Watson who is a local trainer throughout the year he is having a good spell. Back on home soil tomorrow at Gulfstream Park.
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Meydan Dubai Thurs 26th Feb. Post Time 1020est
Race 2 # 15 Muhtaram 16/1
# 5 One Man Band 5/1
# 9 Knavery 10/1
This is a a pretty even event on the dirt over a mile and wont take anything special to win. Muhtaram was just out the mix in his last he is a UAE based horse and picks up a star of the future apprentice Buckell . One Man Band comes from an in form barn and is on a hatrick of wins. Knavery Was heavily backed in defeat on his desert debut last out will perform better today trained by Godolphin’s ex Horse Racing Manager.
Race 3 # 4 Local Time 1/2
# 1 Sharasal 14/1
# 3 Good Place 9/2
Home team Godolphin have a strong hand in this G3 Oaks fillies 1m 2f on the dirt. Local Time will be all the rage at the windows after securing the 1000gns last out unbeaten in five. Sharasal wasn’t convincing although won her last by a nk at 1/5 will pick up on any mistakes. Good Place runner up to the selection hard to see her reversing the form.
Race 4 # 10 Mastermind 3/1
# 8 Toscanelli 12/1
# 6 Tashbeeh 6/1
De Kock barn is warming up nicely has three in here and could figure big time in the exotics. Mastermind heads the list with his determined win last out. Toscanelli superbly bred ran a cracker on his desert debut last out against his stable companion Mastermind on the up. Tashbeeh picks up top UK jock and comes from down under with a punch.
Race 5 # 1 Pazolini 9/4
# 2 Boomshackerlacker 7/1
# 5 Shaishee 5/1
7f on the dirt all North American players will know this guy Pazolini ran up a string of wins on the dirt in New York now with trainer Appleby of Godolphin the one to beat. Boomshackerlacker Love the name is it a winning one ran with the best in Europe. Shaishee is a course and distance winner and will be in the shakeup.
Race 6 # 11 Darwin 8/1
# 5 Safety Check 7/4
# Dark Emerald 13/2
The main feature G2 mile over the lush turf. De Kock has a trifecta entry in here I go for the son of Big Brown Darwin to pull off the surprise, competed as a 2yo in New York then moved over to Ireland. De Kock is now working his magic for his debut in the desert. Safety Check is looking for back to back Group 2 races which will be an accomplishment if he can make it. Dark Emerald is having fun in the sun with two straight wins cannot be dismissed.
Race 7 # 4 Flying The Flag 7/1
# 8 Berling 12/1
# 7 Belgian Bill 7/1
Mile 2 furlongs on the green stuff De Kock has a live wire in this 5yo Flying The Flag who has ran against the best since he was a 2yo could complete a good night for the South African debuts at Meydan.
Berling Euro traveler who is knocking on the door after a good run against a few of these couple of weeks ago. Belgian Bill Consistent performer tasted success at this track already keep in the mix.
GOOD LUCK FOLKS ……
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