2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

3/27/2010, Meydan-UAE
Post Time:
11:35 AM ET
1 1/2m (Turf)
3+ M
*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Dar Re Mi
J. Gosden
W. Buick
4th, 2010 Coral-Eclipse (G1) View Video
2nd Buena Vista
Special Week
H. Matsuda
O. Peslier
7th, 2011 Arima Kinen (G1) View Video
3rd Spanish Moon
El Prado
S. Stoute
R. Moore
4th, 2010 Princess of Wales Stakes (G2) View Video
4th Deem
J. Barton
J. Leparoux
8th, 2011 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
5th Cavalryman
S. Suroor
F. Dettori
11th, 2015 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (G3) View Video
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
3rd, 2012 Dubai City of Gold (G2) View Video
10th Pompeyano
Rainbow Quest
S. Seemar
R. Mullen
5th, 2011 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (LS) View Video
11th Anmar
M. Zarooni
R. Hills
4th, 2011 Strensall Stakes (G3) View Video
12th Quijano
P. Schiergen
A. Starke
7th, 2010 Gran Premio Del Jockey Club (G1) View Video
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) View Video
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) View Video
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Older Comments 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.
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.
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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