A lot has been said and written this week about Dubai World Cup night. South Africa has representation for the 15th consecutive year via two Mike de Kock runners in Al Sahem (Dubai Gold Cup, left on photo) and Janoobi (Dubai Turf) and while they’re both proper outsiders by bookmakers’ accounts worldwide, both have the ability to earn a stake tonight.
“They’re both in a good space, sound and happy,” said Mike on Friday afternoon.
For most trainers that is all you need to go into battle with some confidence. Janoobi has the pace and the draw to be in good contention at the business end; Al Sahem’s last run signalled a return to his best and if he enjoys 3200m he could be the joker in the pack.
We’ll be rooting!