Syndication Hot in Dubai Meydan Meet Opening

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GUNNEVERA and THUNDER SNOW finish 2nd and 3rd to ACCELERATE in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (DRC/Mathea)

GUNNEVERA and THUNDER SNOW finish 2nd and 3rd to ACCELERATE in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (DRC/Mathea)

DUBAI (November 7, 2018) – Racing at Meydan returns on Thursday evening, 8 November 2018, and features seven races, all on its dirt course. The evening is highlighted by a series of competitive handicaps, as well as a possible preview of the stars of tomorrow in the form of the Longines Ladies Master Collection, a 1600m maiden for 2-year-olds that opens the card.

Syndication is growing in the UAE and the exciting fledgling ownership Phoenix Ladies Syndicate will be defending a perfect 1-for-1 record when its Superior faces five rivals. Phoenix Ladies’ first runner, Walking Thunder, won a similar race over 1400m last week. A son of Majesticperfection, Superior is a half-brother to four winners and boasts the same partnership of trainer Ahmad bin Harmash and jockey Connor Beasley.

Phoenix Ladies Syndicate will attempt to go 2-for-2, debuting another exciting 2-year-old on Thursday at Meydan (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)

Phoenix Ladies Syndicate will attempt to go 2-for-2, debuting another exciting 2-year-old on Thursday at Meydan (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)

We could not have hoped for a better start as owners and it was all very exciting, but we were pretty confident as our trainer said (Walking Thunder) was working well,” said Phoenix Ladies principal Pamela CordinaHe is similarly bullish about Superior, so fingers crossed (that) lightning can strike twice.”

Among the opposition is Luxor Temple, who is trained by Al Rayhi for the closely associated Phoenix Thoroughbreds. The mount of Fernando Jara and son of Cairo Prince was well beaten behind the aforementioned Walking Thunder last week.

Unraced Lahmoom, trained by Sandeep Jadhav for Alqemmah Racing Team, brings a sharp pedigree, being a son of late sire Exchange Rate out of multiple stakes-winning sprinter Mykindasaint. Xavier Ziani rides from the three post. Jadhav also starts Majed Ali Almarzooqui’s distance-bred Emdad, a $100,000 Ocala sale purchase and son of Kentucky Derby winner Orb from a deep Claiborne Farm female family. Royston Ffrench rides (barrier two).

For the Russian Racing Syndicate, trainer Doug Watson saddles Martial Art, a juvenile colt by Jimmy Creed who sold at Keeneland last year for $120,000. He is the first foal produced by Mag’s Holiday, an unraced Harlan’s Holiday mare. Pat Dobbs rides, but must do so from the disadvantageous rail barrier.

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In Breeder’s Cup News (photo above)

An impressive six horses with Meydan form went to post in the 2000m dirt feature, topped by four runners from the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1): Godolphin’s DWC winner Thunder Snow (far right), Bob Baffert-trained runner-up West Coast (pink and black silks), Doug O’Neill-trained fourth-place finisher Pavel (far left) and eighth-place finisher Gunnevera (third from right). Two-time Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (G1) winner Mind Your Biscuits (second from left, far rear), as well as Coolmore’s UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) romper Mendelssohn were also in participation.
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