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Two new stars added to the cast
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South American champion Storm Mayor will travel to Nad Al Sheba for the Dubai World Cup (G1).

He has been bought by Saudi Arabian Prince Tirki Bin Badr Bin Saoud. An exciting starter in the UAE Derby (G2) has also been purchased the rame route, and the big day is looking better by the minute as the six big race fields take shape.

Argentina’s back-to-back winner of South America’s prestigious Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-G1) in 2005 and 2006, will bid to give South America their first win in the world’s richest race, sponsored by Emirates Airline, on March 31.
“To win the Dubai World Cup with Storm Mayor would be one the most important accomplishments for the Argentine racing industry,” said Storm Mayor’s legendary 73-year-old conditioner Juan Bianchi, who will be making his first trip to Dubai.

“I’ve never had that experience, but my horse is a classy individual and will do us proud.”

The Brazilian-bred Siphon and Sandpit placed second and third in the 1997 running, while Chilean-bred champion Malek and Argentine-bred stayer Sei Mi ran second in the 1999 and 2002 editions.

Besides Storm Mayor, South Americans will be strongly represented in the 2000-metre showpiece by the 2006 US Horse of the Year Invasor and Saudi Arabian fancy Forty Licks, who were also both bred in Argentina.

Storm Mayor is a leading candidate to earn Argentina’s Carlos Pellegrini award as 2006 Horse of the Year, as well as champion older horse, and Bianchi who saddled Telescopico to win the 1978 Argentine ‘Cuadruple Corona’ (Quadruple Crown), considers Storm Mayor to be one of the best horses he has trained.

“He is an exceptional horse, and has so much class,” he added.

Storm Mayor, who will be ridden by regular pilot Pablo Falero, and Forty Licks have clashed before in the 2005 Carlos Pellegrini, where the former prevailed by just a head.

But Bianchi has singled out former Uruguayan champion Invasor as the horse to beat, saying: “He did everything right in Uruguay and America, and appears as the legitimate favorite, however my horse is also a great candidate.”

Campaigned in Argentina by Angel Dijiani`s Stud Starlight, Storm Mayor annexed six Group 1 wins from 12 starts in his native country. In December, the five-year-old Bernstein horse became the first horse to win back-to-back editions of the Pellegrini since Filon captured South America’s signature event in 1945.

The Prince has also purchased Bartola, an improving three-year-old Roy filly, who has joined the mix for the US$2 million UAE Derby (Gr.2), sponsored by Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group.

She was last seen posting a crushing nine-length victory over former stablemate Sarapia in the 2,500-metre (about 12.5 furlongs) Grade 1 Gran Premio Criadores on the Palermo dirt course on March 3. She won four of seven starts in Argentina for former owner Raul Lottero’s Haras La Esperanza and will also be ridden by Falero.

Her trainer, Juan Carlos Maldotti, Argentina’s perennial leading trainer, said: “She is among the best group of horses I’ve trained.

“She won at one mile (about 1,600 metres), nine furlongs (about 1,800 metres) and 2,500-metres and on all surfaces, so that says much about she can adapt to conditions.

“To have this experience and just compete is already very important, and winning the race would have to be among the highlights of my career,” added the prominent 61-year-old conditioner, who has saddled three Carlos Pellegrini winners and has won 13 straight training titles at San Isidro.

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Last update: 2007-03-19 15:31:37 (First published: 2007-03-19 15:28:39 )

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