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Burj Nahaar: Stable companions strong
by Handicappers (handicappers@globeform.com) / Globeform (http://www.globeform.com)
Last update: 2009-03-12 17:33:13 (First published: 2009-02-28 14:09:53 )


Super Thursday: Mike de Kock runs two solid performers in the Burj Nahaar (G3), staged over a mile on the dirt track, and his star of last year, Honour Devil looks the most likely winner.


Should he fail to fire, stable companion Lucky Find is one who can take full advantage. He prepped well in a sprint here and also has a good chance.


GLOBEFORM RANKING
BURJ NAHAAR (G3)

Nad Al Sheba Thursday 5 Mar 2009
1600m / 8fur DIRT / SH 3yo+ & NH 4yo+ / $200,000

Horses presented with best Globeform, sire, last placings
(most recent first / 0 = worse than 9th) / trainer and jockey.

A “+” after the horse indicates improvement expected.

All runners carry 126lb / 57kg

122 – HONOUR DEVIL (Honour and Glory) + / 3121 / M de Kock / J Murtagh
118 – JALIL (Storm Cat) / 0371 / M bin Shayfa / A Ajtebi
117 – LUCKY FIND (Rich Man’s Gold) / 3516 / M de Kock / K Shea
111 – DON RENATO (Edgy Diplomat) / 6333 / J Barton / M Kinane
110 – JET (Yagli) / 1533 / H Brown / R Moore
107 – STUBBS ART (Hawk Wing) / 3956 / M de Kock / B Faydherde
108 – SUMMER DOLDRUMS (Street Cry) / 3645 / D Watson / A Garcia
107 – RACECAR RHAPSODY (Tale of The Cat) / 4444 / H Brown / W Marwing
107 – ECHOES ROCK (Tiger Hill) / 2252 / C Erichsen / L Dettori
104 – GREEN COAST (Green Desert) / 3219 / D Watson / F Jara
103 – SNAAFY (Kingmambo) + / 1131 / M Al Muhairi / R Hills
100 – AMARNA (Danzig) / 1121 / M bin Shafya / R French
..99 – PASCAL (Menifee) / 1373 / E Charpy / T O’Shea
..99 – FARES (Mark Of Eesteem) / 0014 / D Watson / D O’Donoghue
…? – GRAND HOMBRE (USA) / 8982 / R Bouresly / W Smith
…? – GOLD SOVEREIGN (King’s Best) / I Mohammed / W Buick

Reserves:

..93 – ESQUIRE (Dubai Millennium) GF 000 / 1806 / A Rashid Al Raihe / tba
..89 – ESTIHDAAF (Distant View) GF 000 / 5311 / A Rashid Al Raihe / tba

Honour Devil, last year’s winner of the UAE Derby (G2),
was an odds-on loser here two weeks ago, when well beaten in third behind Dijeerr, but he is still the clear selection here. Mike de Kock’s stars seem to have been in need of their first runs at this Carnival, and Honour Devil is much the best in this field. He is in a ‘must win scenario’ this time, as he tries to get ready for a crack at Albertus Maximus & Co. in the Dubai World Cup (G1).

Lucky Find is the most likely threat, while Jalil has been most disappointing at this Carnival. Don Renato and Jet are both capable of making the frame.

GLOBEFORM SELECTIONS

A: 1 HONOUR DEVIL
B: 13 LUCKY FIND
C: 2 JET, 11 DON RENATO







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