Go to the front page
   about | contact | explanatory notes previews | reviews | articles | newsletters   
Signing in is not required at Globeform.com. However, by registering as a Globeform user, you will receive important news and information for big meetings and races in Globeform's Newsletters, and be able to purchase access to premium content.

Membership is free of charge, so sign up now!



Is your membership activated? If not, please refer to the activation email you received when signing up, or contact us for assistance.

Lost your login details? Click here to recover your membership!



Globeform Specials


Dubai W'Cup 13
B Cup 2012
Belmont Day 12
KyDerby 2012
Dubai W'Cup '12

B'Cup 2011
Champions Day
Royal Ascot
KyDerby 2011
Dubai W'Cup 11
B'Cup 2010
Arc Special 2010
July Meeting
Racing Manual

Royal Ascot
GF Ascot Guide
Preakness Day

Dubai W'Cup 10

Hong Kong Int 09
Breeders' Cup 09
Royal Ascot 09
Preakness Day
Ky Derby W'end

D W Cup 09
Super Thursday
DIRC 2009

Big 'Cap day 09

Hong Kong Int 08
Breeders' Cup 08
Royal Ascot 08
Kent Derby 08
50 To Follow 08
D W Cup 08

Globeform 2007
US Juveniles 07
Euro Juveniles 07
Hong Kong Int 07
B Cup Special 07
Arc Weekend 07
Million Day 07
Royal Ascot 07
Belmont Day 07
Derby W'end 07
US T' Crown 07
Ky Dy/Guineas 07
D W Cup 07
Santa Anita Spring
Gulfstream Spring

Hong Kong Int 06
Breeders' Cup 06
BC Countdown 06
Arc Weekend 06
  Royal Ascot 06
Derby W'end 06
US T' Crown 06
Ky Dy Week 06
D W Cup 06

Breeders' Cup
Japan Racing Association
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Cox Plate
Dubai World Cup

World Cup day: Take this 33-1 horse right now!
by Geir Stabell / Globeform
Printer-friendly version

Nad Al Sheba: With only day to go before the big Dubai World Cup Day bookmakers have opened ante-post books on some of the championship events. Four races have now been priced up and three horses in particular stick out as way too big on these lists.


24 Mar...

, who is a whopping 40-1 with some future books in England (33-1 with others), is a horse one simply cannot resist backing here. Take him each-way (place & show) and you have an 8-1 bet about him finishing in the top three. True, he was badly beaten here in the Maktoum Challenge on dirt, but he was poorly ridden that day (too far back off a slow pace) and his best form in South America came over this distance on turf. See more about this contender in his horse bio.

22 Mar...

Youmzain at 6-1
is a tremendous price. How the Mick Channon trained runner, who ran such a good race in this event twelve months ago, is not the favourite is hard to understand. Youmzain was unlucky last year, when a slow pace compromised his chances. He has since improved, to run second behind Dylan Thomas in two top class races in Europe, the “King George” at Ascot and the “Arc” at Longchamp. In Paris, Youmzain was beaten just a nose by Dylan Thomas. What price would Dylan Thomas be if he lined up in the Sheema? Not 6-1, that’s for sure!

The son of Sinndar has been in Dubai for two weeks, and settled in well in the sunshine. He had been doing plenty of work at home before travelling, and is very fit. He must have a big chance of winning next Saturday.

22 Mar...

Quijano at 14-1
also looks too big, and he is a sensible each-way bet. Quijano went really well over this course and distance at the Carnival last year and, though he was well beaten in the Sheema then, he is a leading contender this time around. Quijano is a late developing German horse, he improved steadily in 2007 and won a Group One at home. His seasonal debut in Dubai was very encouraging, as he was running well until ‘blowing up’ inside the final furlong. As he was carrying a Group One penalty, the performance came back strong on figures. He is probably improving still and he has a sound chance.


22 Mar...

Diamond Stripes
, the best of the North American contenders for this race, was actually priced up at 8-1 for a short while last week, but in a revised book he is 7-2 (Bluesquare). Keep an eye on how other betting firms price him, as this may be a horse English odds compilers do not have much of a handle on. He was game and consistent in the USA last season, when he won the Meadowlands Cup (G3) and was a good third in the Clark Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs. He had also been third, albeit beaten 9 ˝ lengths, behind the top older horse Lawyer Ron in the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

All these three races are over 9 furlongs but Diamond Stripes is 2-for-2 over a mile, so the distance is not a problem. Trained by Richard Dutrow Jr, he has been aimed at this event all winter.

Any 4-1 or 5-1 popping up in the coming days must be taken, even 7-2 looks quite good. And no, before you ask, I did not get that 8-1 either… missed it being too busy studying the Lincoln form, where my selection failed to make the cut!


Check back for any other value bets daily, as prices will be offered for all races.

Last update: 2008-03-24 17:58:17 (First published: 2008-03-22 08:43:08 )

If you are not already a Globeform Member, sign up for a membership! If you encounter any problems, please contact us for for assistance.

Stefano Grasso - Real Time Images

Copyright (c) Globeform, 2001-2012