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Gio Ponti Set For Saturday's Dubai World Cup

Though the last 12 months have been sensational for Gio Ponti —good enough to earn him dual Eclipse Awards in 2009—the son of Tale of the Cat has also experienced some tough defeats, including a narrow loss to Zenyatta in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) last November.

On March 27, Gio Ponti can more than make up for his three consecutive runner-up finishes with a victory in the world’s richest horse race—the $10 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). The 5-year-old colt is included in a wide-open international field of 14 that was drawn March 24 and will go to post at Sheikh Mohhamed’s new $2 billion Meydan Racecourse.
Post time is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. EDT and will be shown live of HRTV, which will also carry the full eight-race World Cup program worth $26.25 million...


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grass courses are fairly even the world over with the exception of those really specific ones in England.
Gio Ponti did get a real good Post Position draw for the 2010 Dubai World Cup. Drawing P.P. #4 out of 14. The last time I checked on attheraces.com a few hours ago, Vision D'Etat from P.P. #6 was the 4-1 favorite. Twice Over drew P.P.#11, and had initially been the favorite until he drew wide. Twice Over was second choice at 11-2. Gio Ponti and Gitano Hernando from P.P. #2 are both 6-1, all on the parimutuel. Mastery had been 6-1, but drew wide also getting P.P #12. He's now at 8-1 with Gloria De Campeao from P.P.#5.
Would not be surprised to see Gio Ponti win this, but I have to believe that in a deep field of 14 he will be a terrible underlay in the US pools.

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