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Likely World Cup Card Entrants Released

Three U.S. runners listed as probable starters for March 29 program at Meydan.

There are 36 grade/group I winners, including former American star Ron the Greek, among the fields taking shape for the eight Thoroughbred stakes on Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 29. Three U.S.-based horses have shipped to Meydan Race Course to race on the $27 million card.   

Sixteen horses are likely for the main event at Meydan, the $10 million World Cup, and 10 are group or grade I winners, including Ron the Greek. The three-time grade I winner is now racing in Saudi Arabia under the name of Wattani, for the sons of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. 

British-based globetrotter Red Cadeaux, who uncoiled a torrid late rally to take second behind United States-based Animal Kingdom  in last year's World Cup, returns to take another crack at the world's richest race. Unlike last year, however, there are no American-based horses pointing to the 1 1/4-mile test on the synthetic Tapeta surface.

Overall, only three U.S.-based horses are listed among the remaining preliminary fields: West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Twilight Eclipse, trained by Tom Albertrani, is probable for the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I); Zayat Stables' listed stakes winner Zee Bros, trained by Seth Benzel, is aimed at the $2 million Dubai Gold Shaheen (UAE-I); and Stud Sampaio's grade III winner Berlino Di Tiger, a Brazilian champion currently racing at Gulfstream Park with Eduardo Caramori, is pointing for the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I).  

 

Dubai World Cup
Horse Trainer Ctry
African Story (GB) S bin Suroor UAE
Akeed Mofeed (GB) R Gibson HK
Belshazzar (JPN) K Matsuda JPN
Hillstar (GB) Sir M Stoute GB
Hokko Tarumae (JPN) K Nishiura JPN
Hunter's Light (IRE) S bin Suroor UAE
Military Attack (IRE) J Moore HK
Mukhadram (GB) W Haggas GB
Prince Bishop (IRE) S bin Suroor UAE
Red Cadeaux (GB) E Dunlop GB
Ron the Greek (USA) N Bachalard KSA
Ruler of The World (IRE) A O'Brien IRE
Sanshaawes (SAF) M de Kock RSA
Side Glance (GB) A Balding GB
The Fugue (GB) J Gosden GB
Vancouverite (GB) C Appleby UAE

 

UAE Derby
Horse Trainer Ctry
Asmar (IRE) F Nass BAH
Cooptado (ARG) D Watson UAE
Emirates Flyer (GB) S bin Suroor UAE
Figure Of Speech (IRE) C Appleby UAE
Giovanni Boldini (USA) A O'Brien IRE
Jallota (GB) M de Kock RSA
King Rubi (GB) M Palussiere FR
Long John (AUS) C Appleby UAE
Michaelmas (USA) A O'Brien IRE
Oklahoma City (GB) A O'Brien IRE
Paximadia (AUS) S bin Suroor UAE
Safety Check (IRE) C Appleby UAE
Sir Jack Layden (GB) D Brown GB
Sir John Hawkins (USA) A O'Brien IRE
Toast of New York (USA) J Osborne GB
 

Al Quoz Sprint
Horse Trainer Ctry
Ahtoug (GB) C Appleby UAE
Alsaaegah (KSA) B Al Shibani KSA
Amber Sky (AUS) R Yiu HK
Beat Baby (IRE) N Petersen NOR
Berlino Di Tiger (BRZ) E Caramori USA
Catcall (FR) P Sogorb FR
Dux Scholar (GB) D Watson UAE
Hamza (IRE) K Ryan GB
Joy And Fun (NZ) D Cruz HK
Medicean Man (GB) J Gask GB
Shea Shea (SAF) M de Kock RSA
Sole Power (GB) E Lynam IRE

 

Dubai Gold Cup
Horse Trainer Ctry
Calvaryman (GB) S bin Suroor UAE
Certerach (IRE) M Halford IRE
Dabadiyan (IRE) M Halford IRE
Ernest Hemingway (IRE) A O'Brien IRE
Joshua Tree (IRE) E Dunlop GB
Moment In Time (IRE) D Simcock GB
Now We Can (GB) N Clement FR
Penglai Pavilion (USA) C Appleby UAE
Saddler's Rock (IRE) J Oxx IRE
Seismos (IRE) A Wohler GER
Sheikhzayedroad (GB) D Simcock GB
Simenon (IRE) W Mullins IRE
Songcraft (IRE) S bin Suroor UAE
Star Empire (SAF) M de Kock RSA

 

Godolphin Mile
Horse Trainer Ctry
Brightline (JPN) I Sameshima JPN
Capital Attraction (USA) E Oertel UAE
Eastern Rules (IRE) M Halford IRE
Elleval (IRE) D Marnane IRE
Flotilla (FR) M Delzangles FR
Forjatt (IRE) D Selvaratnam UAE
Glory Awaits (IRE) K Ryan GB
Haatheq (USA) A Al Raihe UAE
Mull of Killough (IRE) J Chapple-Hyam GB
Penitent (GB) D O'Meara GB
Shuruq (USA) S bin Suroor UAE
Soft Falling Rain (SAF) M de Kock RSA
Surfer (USA) S Seemar UAE
Variety Club (SAF) J Ramsden RSA

 

Dubai Sheema Classic
Horse Trainer Ctry
Ambivalent (IRE) R Varian GB
Amico Mio (FR) Bentaher Y QAT
Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) C Barande Barbe FR
Denim and Ruby (JPN) K Sumii JPN
Dominant (IRE) J Moore HK
Dubday (GB) J Al Ghazali QAT
Dunaden (FR) M Delzangles FR
Empoli (GER) P Schiergen GER
Excellent Result (IRE) S bin Suroor UAE
Festive Cheer (FR) A O'Brien IRE
Gentildonna (JPN) S Ishizaka JPN
Magician  (IRE) A O'Brien IRE
Mars (IRE) M de Kock RSA
Meandre (FR) D Watson UAE
Mount Athos (IRE) M Botti GB
Twilight Eclipse (USA) T Albertrani USA

 

Dubai Duty Free
Horse Trainer Ctry
Blazing Speed (GB) A Cruz HK
Dank (GB) Sir M Stoute GB
Educate (GB) I Mohammed UAE
Just A Way (JPN) N Sugai JPN
Logotype (JPN) T Tanaka JPN
Mshawish (USA) M Delzangles FR
Tasaday (USA) S bin Suroor UAE
Tokei Halo (JPN) H Shimizu JPN
Trade Storm (GB) D Simcock GB
Vercingetorix (SAF) M de Kock RSA

 

Dubai Golden Shaheen
Horse Trainer Ctry
Balmont Mast (IRE) E Lynam IRE
Bello (AUS) C Appleby UAE
Complicate (AUS) S bin Suroor UAE
Jamesie (IRE) D Marnane IRE
Krypton Factor (GB) F Nass BAH
Nawwaar (USA) A Al Raihe UAE
Reynaldothewizard (USA) S Seemar UAE
Rich Tapestry (IRE) M Chang HK
Russian Soul (IRE) M Halford IRE
Sterling City (AUS) J Moore HK
United Color (USA) D Selvaratnam UAE
Zee Bros (USA) S Benzel USA