DUBAI, UAE. – Greys Inn stole the show when cruising home in the Dubai City Of Gold over 2400m on turf on Super Saturday, 5 March, and we’ll be going into the Sheema Classic on World Cup night with confidence, reports MIKE DE KOCK.
I am not too sure of the strength of the field Greys Inn disposed of here, but, in the words of course commentator Terry Spargo, this was a ”powerhouse performance’’ from last year’s Vodacom July winner.
Diane, Mike with Grey’s Inn (Marwing).
The pace was slow in the early stages, but Greys Inn settled well and turned on the heat from a few lengths off the pace when they hit the home trail. He give Tycoon a 4,25 length hiding, unextended.
My congratulations go to Bridget Oppenheimer, who bred and owns this smart son of Zabeel. He’s had a remarkable career so far, and it’s far from over yet.
Grand Emporium proved that he, too, will be a huge runner on World Cup night. He finished a close second in the Burj Nahaar over 1600m on sand, giving the winner 2kg, and at level weights he’s bound to be very competitive in the Godolphin Mile.
Right Approach and Key Of Destiny acquitted themselves very well in the Jebel Hatta, storming up late for second and third respectively. Right Approach already has an invite to the Dubai Duty Free, and I’m hoping we can get Key Of Destiny into the race as well along with Wolf Whistle and Moon Dazzle.
Yard-Arm was most disappointing in the Al Maktoum Challenge over 2000m, finishing fifth, but we’ll take this on the chin and go back to the drawing board. I will be discussing his immediate future with owner Mike Rattray, and we may race him back on turf in the Dubai Duty Free as well.