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I was sitting around on my computer today, watching some replays from the past two Dubai Carnivals at the new Meydan facility. The 2010 Dubai World Cup, won by Gloria De Campaeo, was one of the races I watched. It got me thinking. When Gitano Hernando went to Dubai in 2010, he was still unbeaten at the time, world wide, on synthetic surfaces. He had come to Santa Anita and won the G1 Goodwood Stakes, and had earned an automatic "win and your in" berth for the 09' Breeders Cup Classic with that win. What puzzles me is why in the world would did Marco Botti take Gitano Hernando back to the UK to race in a very weak, listed level, Lingfield Winter Derby? Instead of keeping the horse in America to run in the Breeders Cup Classic? You tell me, what could've prepared Gitano Hernando for that first crack at the Dubai World Cup in 2010 any better than having faced the likes of Zenyatta, Gio Ponti, Twice Over, Summer Bird, and all the other great horses in that were in that 09' Breeders Cup Classic?? JMO.
  • LAZMANNICK · Kind of a strange decision. He barely won the Goodwood though over Colonel John though at 18-1. It could be that maybe they didn't think he was ready to face the likes of Zen and Gio and Twice Over, etc. Sometimes a confidence builder, in his case maybe the confidence of winning, is the best thing in the long run. · 1221 days ago
  • BrianZipse · I believe they thought the Goodwood took too much out of him to be at his best for the Classic. · 1221 days ago
It's now looking more "probable" than "possible" on the stakes tracker that Gitano Hernando will indeed be coming to America from Great Britain to race in the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic. Gitano Hernando won the 2009 G1 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita. Defeating Colonel John. Which was a "win and your in" race for the 2009 Breeders Cup Classic. But for whatever reason? Gitano Hernando's connection's passed on the 09' Classic. Gitano Hernando has been off of the track since his 5th place finish as odds on favorite in the 2010 Dubai World Cup back in March. He is scheduled to return to the races on October 1st on the all-weather at Dundalk in Ireland. Racing in the G3 Diamond Stakes over 10+ furlongs. The Diamond Stakes is also a "Breeders Cup Challenge win and you in" race as well. Mastercraftsman won the 2009 running of the Diamond Stakes. Using the race as his prep for the 09' Breeders Cup Dirt Mile. But Gitano Hernando is definitely scheduled to start in this race. The G3 Diamond Stakes also marks the long awaited return of St Nicholas Abbey. The fantastic Ballydoyle 3yr.old who was an undefeated as a 2yr.old. Ending his 2009, 2yr.old season by winning the G1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. St Nicholas Abbey then went to the stanjames.com 2000 Guineas at Newmarket as a heavy favorite to win the Guineas. He ended up finishing 6th in the race which was won by France's Makfi. St Nicholas Abbey has been off of the racetrack since losing the 2000 Guineas. So the Diamond Stakes will mark only his second start as a 3yr.old.
I read a story a couple of days back on England's Racing Post web-site that stated Gitano Hernando is going to be sidelined for a while with a chin injury of some sort. His owner, Gary Barber, said that Gitano Hernando's next two intended targets were the Arlington Million in America and the Prix De l' Arc De Triomphe in France. Barber said Gitano Hernando's injury positively takes him out of consideration for the Arlington Million in August. He also said they're not sure as of yet if Gitano Hernando will be ready for the Arc in France in early October?
After a disappointing run in the 2010 Dubai World Cup. Or moreover, having been given a horrendous ride by Fallon in the race, Gitano Hernando is as of right now slated on attheraces.com to make his next start on June 16th in the 2010 Prince of Wale's Stakes at Ascot. Gitano Hernando has two previous lifetime start's on turf. One was an out of money finish, and the other he finished second to the colt South Easter, beaten only a nose, in the 2009 Goddard Dee Stakes at Chester. Synthetic tracks, IMO, are much more to Gitano Hernando's liking. Having never lost over any synthetic surface track he had raced over until his loss at Meydan in the D.W.C. He'll have some very stiff competition in the race. As the 09' Prince of Wale's Stakes winner Vision D'Etat is listed to start. As well as Twice Over, Allybar, and Presvis. Allybar and Presvis both race well on turf and synthetics, but both seem to prefer synthetic tracks like Gitano Hernando more. Twice Over has raced decent on synthetics, but will perform better back on the turf. As will Vision D'Etat, who I believe is one of the best older horses in the world over turf. TJMO.
  • humphrey · Fallon the felon just keeps getting away with it. Some of his Breeder's Cup rides would be found next to the definition of incompetent in the dictionary! · 1708 days ago
Fallon, IMO, get's the award for the worst ride on all of the horses that ran in the 2010 Dubai World Cup. Allybar drew the rail. Gitano Hernando drew stall #2. Allybar managed to travel very smoothly throughout the race. But Fallon left Gitano Hernando pinned on the rail far longer than he could, or should have in the race. Watching the race replay, as I have several times, more than once in the race Fallon had an opportunity with Gitano Hernando to split Mastery, who was about 2 or 3 wide in the middle, and Allybar who was closer to the rail. Gitano Hernando was full of run, and if Fallon had just split Mastery and Allybar, and gotten him off of the rail into the clear, Gitano Hernando may have had a shot, although Gloria De Campeao and Lizard's Desire both ran huge races. But with Fallon waiting so long for racing room, staying pinned to the rail, once he did get into the clear it was far too late for Gitano Hernando to mount any kind of serious threat. TJMO.
  • humphrey · Fallon is like the little girl with the curl and one never knows who shows up. A real pin head. · 1732 days ago
With the 2010 Dubai World Cup rapidly approaching at Meydan on March 27th, the list of "who's who" from all over the world continues to expand for the race. They'll be plenty of big names with short odds like Vision D'Etat, Gio Ponti, Twice Over, Gloria De Campeao, and Mastery but to name a few. But if you're looking for a serious contender that might give you a little "bang for your buck" Gitano Hernando may be your horse. On Turf, he has one win, and two place efforts in four starts. But on synthetic track surfaces, Gitano Hernando has yet to taste defeat. With win three wins in Great Britain at Wolverhampton and Lingfield. He also played the spoiler at Santa Anita in the 2009 Goodwood Stakes. A prep for the 2009 Breeders Cup Classic. Making him 4 for 4 lifetime over synthetic track surfaces. With the main track at Meydan being the Tapeta surface, Gitano Hernando may be the most accomplished over synthetic surfaces that may go off at a price in the 2010 Dubai World Cup. IMO, he certainly wouldn't be a bad ATB bet in a field that's going to be loaded with great Turf stars from Europe and the United States.

Gitano Hernando - Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details03/10/12Gitano Hernando12thMey51 mileSBurj Nahaar-G3 3+ MAfrican StorySnaafyMusir1:35.93
View DetailsView Video05/22/11Gitano Hernando1stKrj101 1/4 mTSingapore International Cup-G1 3+ MGitano HernandoRiver JetezWaikato2:03.93
View DetailsView Video05/22/11Gitano Hernando1stKrj101 1/4 mTSingapore International Cup-G1 3+ MGitano HernandoRiver JetezIrian2:03.93
View DetailsView Video05/01/11Gitano Hernando8thSha81 1/4 mTAudemars Piguet QE II Cup-G1 3+ MAmbitious DragonCalifornia MemoryMighty High2:02.23
View DetailsView Video03/26/11Gitano Hernando6thMey71 1/4 mSDubai World Cup-G1 3+ MVictoire PisaTranscendMonterosso2:05.94
View DetailsView Video03/03/11Gitano Hernando3rdMey71 1/4 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 3 -G2 3+ MTwice OverMusirGitano Hernando2:05.44
View Details02/03/11Gitano Hernando5thMey71 3/16 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 2-G3 3+ MBold SilvanoSpring of FameInteraction1:57.71
View Details10/16/10Gitano Hernando4thNew31 1/4 mTChampion Stakes-G1 3+ MTwice OverVision D'Etat Debussy2:08.54
View Details10/01/10Gitano Hernando1stDun41 5/16 mSDiamond Stakes-G3 3+ MGitano HernandoDestined For GloryMid Mon Lady2:12.94
View Details03/27/10Gitano Hernando6thMey81 1/4 mSDubai World Cup-G1 3+ MGloria De CampeaoLizard's DesireAllybar2:03.83
View Details02/27/10Gitano Hernando1stLin51 1/4 mSWinter Derby Trial Stakes 4+ MGitano HernandoSuits MeMister Green2:01.97
View DetailsView Video10/10/09Gitano Hernando1stSA71 1/8 mSGoodwood Stakes-G1 3+ MGitano HernandoColonel JohnRichard's Kid1:48.39
View Details09/17/09Gitano Hernando1stWol31 1/16 mSConditions Stakes 3+ MGitano HernandoMia's BoyKhor Dubai1:46.48
View Details05/08/09Gitano Hernando2ndChs21 5/16 mTDee Stakes-G3 3 MSouth EasterGitano HernandoDrumbeat2:10.21
View DetailsView Video03/29/09Gitano Hernando1stDon61 5/16 mTHandicap 3 MGitano HernandoTepmokeaOrbitor2:07.25
View Details11/15/08Gitano Hernando1stWol41 3/16 mSMaiden Stakes 2 MGitano HernandoDome RocketNaheell2:01.57
View Details10/23/08Gitano Hernando2ndBri41 mileTMaiden Stakes 2 MHeadline ActGitano HernandoBlock Party1:39.18
View Details10/08/08Gitano Hernando6thNot41 1/16 mTMaiden Stakes 2 MMasteryKings DestinyBin End1:48.95