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Hyperion`s Dubai World Cup 2006 pre-race article

"Dubai World Cup Night at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday 25 March features four Group One races as well as two Group Two races and the Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians. “Hyperion” is in Dubai and has been at morning training at both Nad Al Sheba and Al Quoz. Going through the seven races in order, Hyperion`s views are : In the Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians it is difficult to see beyond Madjani, who is probably the banker of the night. Madjani won over the same course and distance by 13 lengths last time out and his main rivals Al Saoudi and Van Nistelrooy are both absent. Jack Sullivan is fancied to win the Godolphin Mile from Blatant. Jack Sullivan was fourth behind Roses in May in the Dubai World Cup 2005 and won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round II at Nad Al Sheba in February with Blatant one length in arrears. In the UAE Derby, Simpatico Bribon, who won the Al Bastakiya, is fancied to win from Godolphin`s Kentucky Derby hope Discreet Cat, with Japan`s Flamme de Passion in third. We would avoid any investments on the very open Golden Shaheen sprint over 6f on dirt but slightly favour Heart Alone due to his win over course and distance on 26 January. Hyperion favours Hong Kong winner Hat Trick (currently 7-1 with Hills) to triumph in the Dubai Duty Free from a back to form Asakusa Den`en. If Ouija Board keeps to her Hong Kong Form she should win the Sheema Classic over 12f on the turf, although Alexander Goldrun has an EW chance. The highlight of the evening is the Dubai World Cup itself. Godolphin`s Electrocutionist excelled in his recent 7 length romp on 2 March but he is a short priced favourite with an awkward draw to overcome. At the prices, Hyperion prefers Japan`s Kane Hekili (5-1 with Hills) to win from Brass Hat and Electrocutionist in third (Robert Bishop - 22 March 2006)"

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