Great to watch some different kind of racing in the horses with the 27th Dubai World Cup 2000m running under lights & also on dirt over at Meydan Racecourse.
It’s been a quiet three-way battle from the start that lasted for the majority between No.2 Bendoog, No.9 Panthalassa & No.10 Remorse, with 2nd favourite Algiers not far behind in the hunt. Then this changes everything going into the final homestretch where Algiers starts to work its way up front past Bendoog after gaining a few spots along the way. Algiers was almost there to cash in his frontrunner status but the winner belongs to Ushba Tesoro, having gone out of nowhere to surprising Algiers with 100m to go before he pulled off a sensational performance in 2:03:25.
Good to see Bendoog & Remorse firing off well as who entered this race as the outsiders. But then they later lost track on the run home where they ended up on the back half of the field, particularly when Bendoog was unlucky to have fell away from Top 2 with only a few hundred meters to go while Remorse just didn’t have the energy to go all the way past Turn 4.
Wow!! That is amazing to see from the new champion in Ushba Tesoro & jockey Yuga Kawada who just gifted Japan their 2nd Dubai World Cup title since Victoire Pisa back in 2011. From one prestigious horse race to another, next up is the 175th Grand National edition from Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, UK on Saturday 15th April (3 weeks from now).