2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

3/27/2010, Meydan-UAE
1 1/2m (Turf)
3+ M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Dar Re Mi
J. Gosden
W. Buick
4th, 2010 Coral-Eclipse (G1)
2nd Buena Vista
Special Week
H. Matsuda
O. Peslier
7th, 2011 Arima Kinen (G1)
3rd Spanish Moon
El Prado
S. Stoute
R. Moore
4th, 2010 Princess of Wales's Stakes (G2)
4th Deem
J. Barton
J. Leparoux
8th, 2011 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
5th Cavalryman
S. Suroor
F. Dettori
2nd, 2014 Dubai Gold Cup (G2) View Video
Jun 19 - Ascot Gold Cup (G1)
6th Eastern Anthem
M. Zarooni
A. Ajtebi
6th, 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
7th Pan River
Red Bishop
A. Kasar
S. Kaya
7th, 2011 Prix d'Ispahan (G1) View Video
8th Youmzain
M. Channon
K. Fallon
10th, 2010 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) View Video
9th Campanologist
S. Suroor
T. Durcan
5th, 2011 Hong Kong Vase (G1) View Video
10th Pompeyano
Rainbow Quest
S. Seemar
R. Mullen
5th, 2011 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (LS)
11th Anmar
M. Zarooni
R. Hills
4th, 2011 Strensall Stakes (G3)
12th Quijano
P. Schiergen
A. Starke
7th, 2010 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (G1)
13th Mourilyan
Desert Prince
H. Brown
K. Shea
13th, 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
14th Golden Sword
High Chaparral
M. De Kock
C. Soumillon
6th, 2012 London News Stakes (G3)
15th Jukebox Jury
M. Johnston
R. Ffrench
20th, 2011 Melbourne Cup (G1) View Video
16th Presious Passion
Royal Anthem
M. Hartmann
E. Trujillo
6th, 2012 Monmouth Stakes (G2)

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)...

Of the 8 card race on Dubai World Cup night, IMO, Dar Re Mi's win in the 2010 Sheema Classic was the performance that stole the show. Because frankly, having followed the whole racing carnival from opening day on January 28th, all the way through to the World Cup on March 27th, it didn't really come as a surprise to me that both Gloria De Campeao and Allybar both raced very well in the Dubai World Cup. Being that both had already been there and racing quite effectively since January. With GDC having won the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd.1, running 2nd to Red Desire in the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3, and then winning the World Cup. Allybar had beaten Presvis in the Al Tayer Motors Handicap, won the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 2, and finished 3rd in the World Cup. But Dar Re Mi had been on a layoff since the 09' B.C. Turf in November. Coming in and taking on a field of literally the best turf males and females in the world. Actually, IMO, if you take Sea The Stars completely out of the equation, I think the Sheema Classic field was a tougher field, top to bottom, than Dar Re Mi faced in the 09' Arc. If you take out STS. TJMO.
Pat Generazio’s front-running Presious Passion figures to carry them a long way March 27 in the Dubai Sheema Classic Sponsored by Guangsha Group (UAE-I). The $5 million turf race has drawn a full slate of 16 runners ready to go 1 1/2 miles over the new Meydan turf course. The race has an Easter...Read More
  • Medlocke · William Buick got Dar Re Mi to settle early in the race, and she just got a beautiful trip in the 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic. Spanish Moon closed very strongly as well, but Dar Re Mi had enough left in the tank to run on by him. Then Spanish Moon got nailed, in a photo, right at the wire by Buena Vista for second. Presious Passion, as usual, ran himself right out of any chance of winning this race again. Golden Sword, a front runner himself, went out with Presious Passion, and stayed just about 2 or 3 lengths off of him to challenge the pace. But by the time the field hit the 400 meter mark, Presious Passion was DONE, and faded to dead last. Finishing 16th out of 16 starters. For the record, even though P.P. ran a great race against Conduit in the 09' B.C. Turf, getting quality races like that out of him has become a real rarity of late. Because of his running style, I have never, and will never bet dollar one on this horse. TJMO. · 1484 days ago ·
  • cigar · Presious Passion had nothing yesterday. He's a better horse than that. · 1483 days ago ·
Jockey William Buick will be under the microscope in England this year, as the first call rider for the strong John Gosden stable. It looks as if he is ready for the job. The partnership was announced in January and Buick made a fast early impression in Dubai on Saturday, guiding Dar Re Mi to a vict...Read More
WILLIAM BUICK made a dream start to his partnership with John Gosden as he gave Dar Re Mi a well-judged ride to land the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Buick had the mare settled in fifth position from the off in the 1m4f contest as Presious Passion made sure they went a good gallop... Read More
  • bband · Dar Re Mi ran huge today. Ironically, about 5 minutes before the race, on the simulcast signal, trainer John Gosden when asked about her chances, says he looks for her to run well, but "Let's be honest, its late March and she's a mare, I don't expect her to be at her best until later in the year." Good lesson why you should never listen to trainers and they don't even know when their horses are doing great. · 1484 days ago ·
The Dubai World Cup is what the Breeders' Cup first set out to be. Where the Breeders' Cup strayed by creating a second day of watered-down races, Dubai kept to its original goals.One day, seven championship races, purses of $26 million and full, truly international fields make the Dubai World Cup ...Read More
Trainer Mary Hartmann took one look around the massive Meydan Racecourse and shook her head in amazement. “Have you ever seen anything like this?,” she asked. “I’ve been to Belmont Park, Santa Anita [Park], and a lot of other tracks, and they are all nice, but this is a totally different playing fie...Read More
Aaron Gryder, winner of the last ever World Cup at Nad Al Sheba in 2009 with Well Armed, was in good form at Meydan Racecourse March 25 when discussing this year’s card. His mount in the $10 million Dubai Emirates World Cup (UAE-I) is Amor de Pobre, trained by Saudi Arabia-based American Jerry ...Read More
It's breakfast at Wimbledon for racing fans....I'd call it the Duel in the Desert, but there's really no big duel being touted on the Sheikh's biggest race day of the year. Not that we have one in the works here in the States (now that the Apple Bottom Jeans Handicap has been hijacked by Jess Jackso...Read More
In the 2010 Dubai World Cup at Maydan on all-weather track, Red Desire with C. Soumillon up will break from post 3, while O. Peslier rides Buena Vista in the Dubai Sheema Classic on turf, breaking from...Read More
There's a lot of really good talent shaping up to run in this year's Sheema Classic. IMO, Spanish Moon and Cavalryman, even though both got bad post position draws, are still the class of the field, as far as the colt's go anyway. I still wouldn't discount a big race from Dar Re Mi and Jukebox Jury as well. JMO.
The following are the Post Position draws for the 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic from attheraces.com: 1. Jukebox Jury 2. Eastern Anthem 3. Anmar 4. Pan River 5. Quinjano 6. Pompeyano 7. Youmzain 8. Golden Sword 9. Presious Passion 10. Buena Vista 11. Deem 12. Mourilyan 13. Spanish Moon 14. Dar Re Mi 15. Campanologist 16. Cavalryman The Dubai Sheema Classic is also on the under card of the Dubai World Cup. But, IMO, is shaping up to be an almost as equally star-studded field of runners as the Dubai World Cup itself.
# R6 - DUBAI DUTY FREE (G1) # R7 - DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC (G1) 1 Imbongi C Soumillon 10 1 Jukebox Jury R Ffrench 40 2 Good Ba Ba W Marwing 7 2 Eastern Anthem A Ajtebi 50 3 Justenuffhumor T Durcan 30 3 Anmar R Hills 50 4 Ibn Battuta W Smith 20 4 Pan River S Kaya 9 5 Courageous Cat G Gomez 12 5 Quijano...Read More
The post positions were drawn mid-Wednesday morning for the first four thoroughbred races on Saturday’s card.  The Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Sheema Classic, and Dubai World Cup fields will be drawn at a formal ceremony on Wednesday evening.  Listed below is the post draw (same as saddle towel...Read More
Since just being recently purchased by Godolphin Stables, and sent to race at Meydan over in Dubai, Cavalryman was sent initially in hopes of racing and performing well in the 2010 Dubai World Cup. But watching his performance in the Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3 over the Tapeta surface where Cavalryman was a well beaten 7th, Saeed Bin Surror has made, IMO, a very intelligent decision switching Cavalryman back to turf to race in the 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic. This colt, now in his 4yr.old season, has performed well on turf, winning the 2009 Juddmonte Grand Prix De Paris, the 2009 Prix Niel, and ran an exceptional 3rd in the 2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, beaten only by Sea The Stars, and just missing getting up for 2nd in a photo with Youmzain. He'll have some tough competition in the Sheema Classic, most likely from Spanish Moon, Dar Re Mi, and Jukebox Jury. But if Cavalryman runs to form as he did on turf in 2009, he'll be a very difficult beat in the Sheema Classic, IMO.
Write this down, and take this to the bank. The 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic will be won by Spanish Moon. This year, there will be no Eastern Anthem, a colt that's really no where near the caliber of Spanish Moon, to come flying on the outside to nip him at the wire like in 2009. Spanish Moon is a year older, a year more improved, and one of the most physically fit looking colts racing anywhere in the world right now, IMO. His worst race of 2009 was a 4th place finish in the Breeders Cup Turf behind Conduit, Presious Passion, and Dar Re Mi. Conduit's record speaks for itself. Dar Re Mi is a filly that has always taken the colts head on, and more than always held her own. And Presious Passion, frankly, probably in defeat ran the most game race he's ever ran in his racing career in losing to Conduit. But Spanish Moon beat one of the top Grade or Group 1 colt's racing anywhere in the world in Vision D'Etat in the Prix Foy and was just nailed at the wire by the filly Daryakana, a race he frankly could have and should have won in the 09' Hong Kong Vase. As fit and sound as he looks right now, I just don't see Eastern Anthem, Youmzain, or Presious Passion being a threat this year to Spanish Moon's hopes of redeeming himself in the 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic. TMO.
With Presious Passion's win at Gulfstream today, against a field who's toughest competitor to him was Winchester, and with him just barely being able to hold off Winchester by a length for the win doesn't bold very well for him traveling to Dubai to face the likes of Spanish Moon, Youmzain, Purple Moon, and Eastern Anthem. There's nothing wrong with being a front runner. But lately, more often than not in races, that running style of having to bolt right out of the gate to an immediate 15 length lead hasn't served him very well. Elvis Trujeo really needs to find a little middle ground with Presious Passion to keep from emptying his tank too early in the race. If he'd put Presious Passion about 5 or 6 lengths out on the lead from the start, reserve a little energy, then turn him lose in the stretch, Presious Passion would be much less likely to fade in mid stretch and lose the race. If he continues his current running style over in Dubai, you can expect Spanish Moon, Youmzain and others to go flying right on by Presious Passion in the stretch of the 2010 Sheema Classic. JMO.

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