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The Haiku Handicapper: 2010 Dubai Daily Double

Dubai World Cup

The world’s richest race
U.S. platoon is so-so
A wide open field

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#1 – Allybar
Your host’s top entry
Renewed focus in Dubai
Local hero rides

#2 – Gitano Hernando
Loves it on fake dirt
Goodwood shows he’s capable
Of stealing spotlights

#3 – Red Desire
Rising Sun filly
Never turns in a clunker
Hard not to like her

#4 – Gio Ponti
The Yanks’ first-stringer
Didn’t handle the trip well
Could be a red flag

#5 – Gloria De Campeao
Last year’s runner up
Returned well from summer tour
Could get redemption

#6 – Vision D’etat
A great road tripper
Folds in the Arc De Triomphe
Leaning toward latter

#7 – Lizard’s Desire
South Africa’s shot
Middle of pack in class test
Would need to step up

#8 – Furthest Land
Won the Dirt Mile
Hasn’t done much after that
Seems too ambitious

#9 – Crowded House
British invader
Came back well from light ’09
Coming into form?

#10 – Richard’s Kid
All-or-none closer
Career rebirth on West Coast
This ain’t the West Coast

#11 – Twice Over
Third in the Classic
Comeback race from strong autumn
Lots to like in him

#12 – Mastery
The Sheikh’s distance horse
Lacks pop on synthetic tracks
Is this race too short?

#13 – Mr. Brock
Off a busy month
Excelled in minor stakes tries
Tough spot to break through

#14 – Amor De Pobre
From Chile with love
Well back in Saudi Grade One
Hard to justify

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Who gets crazy paid?
Gitano Hernando wins
Eleven, five, three

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But wait, there’s more! A breakdown of the field for the Eastern Hemisphere’s major Kentucky Derby prep race, the U.A.E. Derby, can be found behind the jump.

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