Dubai World Cup: Charlie Appleby tells Sky Sports Racing the truth about Meydan Manobo, Man of Promise and Yibir’s expectations. Racing News – NewsRaiser

As has become a familiar sight at all the best meetings in the world, champion coach Charlie Appleby arrived at the Dubai World Cup this Saturday with an embarrassment of riches.

His team of Godolphin racers is not represented in the feature competition, live on Sky Sports Racing at 4.30 pm, but the Dubai Gold Cup crown could return to England, with unbeaten star Manobo for the two-mile competition (1.55 pm). Leading the field. ,

Meanwhile, Appleby sends three chances for the Group One al Quoz sprint (1:35 p.m.), with steady jockey William Buick opting to retain the race three times and distance winner Man of Promise.


Dubai Gold Cup

“He is five out of five and was impressive in his last start. He had favorable conditions at this start, but I think he will be able to travel friendly again.

“The track suits him and he is the horse that everyone has to beat.”

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Al Quoz Sprint

“He ticks the boxes with his last start and the winner of his course and distance last year as well.

“He is a typical runner and is now a finished article at five. Mentally he knows what he needs to do and physically he is able to maintain what he has shown us in the past.

“William” [Buick] Dropped him off on Super Saturday and said, “If he’s in this shape on World Cup night, I don’t want to leave him” and so he picked him up again. ,

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Al Quoz Sprint

“This is your typical Dubai – like a rock. Man of Promise steps up but has profile, whereas Creative Force has been there and done it.

“On Champions Day at Ascot he showed the world how good he was.

“He went on purpose, later with Yibir, but has adapted well and is in great shape. »

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Al Quoz Sprint

“He won Al Fahidi and that form worked well with Saeed bin Suroor [Storm Damage] Saturday win.

“Arab” [last time out] We were drawn 14 out of 14 and it was always going to be a tough question.

“One thing we’ve noticed is he has a lot of natural pace and we think his options in the UK are Lennox as a starting point, but we thought we’d run him to Al Quoz to see Whether or not Sprint may still open some doors for him. »

William Buick celebrates after winning Ybir in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Race


Sheema Classic

“We put him in the Classic Trials last season for the simple reason that we thought he was going to be the caliber of the horse.

“She’s a character and unfortunately didn’t start to discover her true form until she had to take a ‘brutal cut’. [gelding operation],

“From the age of three to four, he did all the right things physically, so if he shows his mindset in the right place, he will become a great player. ,

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