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Won Greyville Durban July H., Gr 1 (2200m), Betting World 1900, Gr 2 (1900m), Fairview Champion Juvenile Cup, Gr 3 (1400m), Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr 3 (1900m), Fairview Racing Association S., L (1600m), Arlington Racing Association P. (1400m), Fairview Mercury Motors Juvenile P. (1...Read More
From the Racing Post web-site: Sightvery sub-par, trainer Mike De Kock announced today that he has decided to take Bold Silvano out of the G1 Dubai World Cup field and instead race him in the G1 Sheema Classic on March 31st. De Kock that he will still be represented in the G1 Dubai World Cup by Master of Hounds. Bold Silvano finished 5th of 9 in the G3 Firebreak Stakes back in February in his 2012 Carnival debut, and he finished a very disappointing 12th of 14 most recently in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3. This may very well be the right move by Mike De Kock for Bold Silvano, IMO. He's obviously not recaptured the same form on tapeta that he'd shown a year ago when he won the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 2. But he does have legitimate G1 form on turf in his native South Africa. Having won the G1 Durban July Handicap and finishing 2nd to stablemate Irish Flame in the G1 Daily News 2000 in 2010.
After the final main local prep for the 2012 Dubai World Cup, we provide our projected field for the $10 million race. #1 – CIRRUS DES AIGLES Trainer: Corine Barande-Barbe Estimated UAE Rating: 126 Initially after a second in a Chantilly all-weather prep, it was announced that he would aim for one o...Read More
     More than 20 international Grade/Group 1 winners are likely to compete on the March 10 Dubai Super Saturday card of seven stakes worth a total of $1,775,000 that are the principal preps for the world’s richest day of racing—the  $27-million Dubai World Cup (G1) program ...Read More
Trainer Mike de Kock confirmed to DubaiRaceNight.com today the immediate plan for some of his stable’s top stars. Next week, deKock expects to put both Bold Silvano, winner of the 2011 Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G3), and Master of Hounds, second in the 2012 Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (G3), back on co...Read More
Is Bold Silvano still active? It would be great to see him race again.
De Kock withdrew his colt today after he came back sore from a workout. Bold Silvano's defection from the DWC really opens the race up quite a bit. As does Snow Fairy's defection from the Sheema. Bold Silvano was very likely to be co-odd's on favorite with Twice Over. But De Kock still has a real live wire for the race in Musir. Musir finished 2nd to Twice Over in Rd. 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge. But I really believe he can improve off of that effort. Musir's never been worse than 2nd on the Meydan tapeta in 2 different Dubai Carnivals now.
  • medlocke · I didn't find out until after I had already posted this comment that Golden Sword has been pulled out of the Sheema Classic and put into Bold Silvano's slot in the Dubai World Cup by Mike De Kock. Golden Sword won 2 races, and had 1 place in 3 starts on the tapeta at this year's carnival. He also broke the Meydan tapeta course record for the fastest 1-1/4 ever ran over the surface. He could be as equally effective as Musir in the Dubai World Cup. · 1123 days ago ·
  • medlocke · I didn't find out until after I had already posted this comment that Golden Sword has been pulled out of the Sheema Classic and put into Bold Silvano's slot in the Dubai World Cup by Mike De Kock. Golden Sword won 2 races, and had 1 place in 3 starts on the tapeta at this year's carnival. He also broke the Meydan tapeta course record for the fastest 1-1/4 ever ran over the surface. He could be as equally effective as Musir in the Dubai World Cup. · 1123 days ago ·
One of the likely favorites for the 2011 Dubai World Cup, Bold Silvano will miss the 2011 Dubai World Cup (G1) after he “tweaked or pulled something” according to trainer Mike De Kock.  Jason Ford of the Racing Post has the story.  As a result, Golden Sword, previously moved to the Dubai S...Read More
The Dubai Racing Club released the potential fields for the seven thoroughbred races at Meydan on 26 March.  Dubai World Cup probables: (Alphabetical order) Bold Silvano, Buena Vista, Cape Blanco, Fly Down, Gio Ponti, Gitano Hernando, Monterosso, Musir, Poet’s Voice, Prince Bishop, Richard’s Ki...Read More
RYAN MOORE has been booked to ride Buena Vista in next Saturday's $10million Dubai World Cup with Christophe Soumillon, who has partnered the classy Japanese mare on her last three starts, likely to be aboard Bold Silvano for Mike de Kock.Buena Vista, runner-up to the John Gosden-trained Dar Re Mi i...Read More
BOLD SILVANO, Stan James's 7-2 favourite for the Dubai World Cup next month, will head straight for the race on March 26 after being ruled out of Thursday's Al Maktoum Challenge with a bruised foot.His name did not appear among the final 14 declarations for the third round of the Challenge on Meydan...Read More
  • medlocke · Even worse than Bold Silvano missing Rd. 3 of the Al Maktoum Challenge. Saeed Bin Suroor entered Mendip in the Burj Nahaar instead. After Mendip romping in Rd. 1 of the Al Maktoum Challenge, and allegedly being pointed for the Dubai World Cup? Don't understand this move by Suroor at all? · 1144 days ago ·
  • ajump08 · medlocke, just like the Derby these trainers for the most part don't want a peak performance before the big day. Godolphin doesn't wan't to overdue it with him, but I do question if Mendip as good at 10 furlongs as 8 furlongs. He should definitely win his race though with division leader Skysurfer skipping this one and training up to the Godolphin Mile. · 1144 days ago ·
Some adjustments have been made to our projection for the 2011 Dubai World Cup field, which will be updated one more time after Super Thursday.  DubaiRaceNight.com does not have full knowledge of which of these horses have received official invitations to the big race.  The projected field...Read More
At $10 Million the Dubai World Cup is the richest race in the world, so it can be no surprise when many of the best horses from all over the world flock to the Middle East to contest the ten furlong race contested over Meydan‘s Tapeta surface. The popularity of the World Cup, to be run on the evenin...Read More
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  • peteclara · What's happened with Richard's Kid? They pulled him out of the Breeders Cup Classic, supposedly for this race. Is there something wrong with him or something wrong with his owners? And why did they take him away from Baffert? He was doing a great job with Richard's Kid. · 1164 days ago ·
  • medlocke · I think a new era had began for the Dubai World Cup in 2010 at Meydan. What happened in 2010, I fear, will now be likely in many Dubai World Cup's to follow. Horses that show up early for the carnival and get two or three run's under their belt on Meydan's tapeta surface will be more of a factor in deciding the outcome of the Dubai World Cup than horses that ship all the way to Dubai for just that one race. Take last year's DWC for example. Gloria De Campeao, Lizard's Desire, and Allybar ran #1,2, 3. All three of those horses showed up at the beginning of the carnival and ran well in handicaps prior to DWC night. Gio Ponti's 4th place finish, and Mastery's 5th place finish were best among the shippers. I personally think this year is likely to be very much the same. Mike De Kock already has 3 likely starters for the DWC that are burning the tapeta up. Bold Silvano, winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 2, Musir, 2nd in the Firebreak Stakes and winner of last year's UAE 2000 Guineas and Derby, and Golden Sword who has one win and one place at this year's carnival. Then there's Godolphin's Mendip. Who won the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 1, and took 2 races on the tapeta last season. He really look's the kind of horse that could be a big player in this year's DWC to me. Gitano Hernando finished 6th in last year's DWC, and 5th in this year's Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 2. But he's had troubled trips in both races, and is an outstanding synthetic surface horse. That's why I believe Gio Ponti's connection's should already have him in Dubai preparing to prep in the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3 instead of in the U.S. prepping on turf. JMO. · 1156 days ago ·
Well that was exciting, no?  Once again, in no particular order, here are our thoughts on the fourth night of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival. 1.  Bold Silvano’s performance in the Maktoum Challenge – R2 (G3) was one of the most impressive, if not THE most impressive, on the T...Read More
MIKE DE KOCK completed a spectacular four-timer at Meydan on Thursday when Bold Silvano recorded a comfortable victory over Spring Of Fame in the second round of the Maktoum Challenge. The winner was ridden by Christophe Soumillon, himself completing a treble on the night at the Dubai Carnival, wher...Read More
Grade 1 winner Gitano Hernando (GB) will resurface at Meydan with an eye on the Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1), starting with the $200,000 Maktoum Challenge - Round 2 (UAE-G2) on Thursday. Gitano Hernando finished sixth in last year’s World Cup, two races after winning the Goodwood Stakes...Read More
Mike De Kock trainees Bold Silvano and Irish Flame were rewarded for their strong 2010 campaigns with accolades from South Africa’s racing industry at that country’s annual Equus Awards.  Irish Flame, second in the Vodacom Durban July (G1), and the winner of several top tier races was named Hor...Read More

Bold Silvano - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details03/31/12Bold Silvano10thMey81 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 4+ MCirrus Des AiglesSt Nicholas AbbeyJakkalberry2:31.30
View Details03/10/12Bold Silvano12thMey71 1/4 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 3 -G1 3+ MCapponiSilver PondPrince Bishop2:03.05
View DetailsView Video02/09/12Bold Silvano5thMey51 mileSFirebreak Stakes-G3 3+ MSandagiyrTamaathulAfrican Story1:36.29
View Details02/03/11Bold Silvano1stMey71 3/16 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 2-G3 3+ MBold SilvanoSpring of FameInteraction1:57.71
View Details07/31/10Bold Silvano1stGre11 3/8 m TDurban July Handicap-G1 3+ MBold SilvanoIrish FlameOrbison2:13.03
View Details07/03/10Bold Silvano4thClw21 1/8 mTClairwood Champions Cup-G1 3+ MOrbisonGalileo's GalaxyPocket Power1:50.22
View Details06/05/10Bold Silvano2ndGre11 1/4 mTDaily News 2000-G1 3 MIrish FlameBold SilvanoLizarre2:02.04