Three runners at DWC

WHILE conceding that his trio deserved to be in the line-up on Dubai World Cup Day, Saturday, Mike de Kock considered them ‘lucky to get in too’.

“The burden of being expected to win every single year adds pressure for sure. It’s tougher now because the big stakes entice the best horses the world has to offer.”

“At the end of the day we do quite well for where we actually come from, giving our export protocols. Just take a walk around – you can see we have the poor cousins, even though they are three very nice sound horses who are in a good space and who have the potential to go on and win races internationally.”

All three, Marinaresco (Dubai Gold Cup), and Majestic Mambo and Yulong Prince (Dubai Turf) drew well. Mike feels that Marinaresco has a money chance if he stays in his first run over 3200, and that Majestic Mambo raced too handily last time and will be a better horse running at them – even if another run would have helped.

Yulong Prince is only 80% ready after his ‘bizarre delay’ following old vaccination queries in England. 

Trevor Brown snapped the photos below.

Marinaresco.

Marinaresco.

Majestic Mambo.

Majestic Mambo.

Yulong Prince.

Yulong Prince.

 

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