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Posted 2009-03-04 00:16:29  

Super Thursday in Dubai is regarded at the best carnival race meeting and a major preparation for runners aiming to run on World Cup night.

Each race consists of races that mirror the World Cup night card and South Africa has representatives in all but one of the thoroughbred races.

The standout runners with winning chances seem to be Diana's Choice in the sprint event, Honour Devil in the mile dirt contest, Asiatic Boy in the 200m dirt event and Jay Peg in the 1777m event on the turf.

For the full list of South African contenders see below. The draw is in brackets followed by the weight, merit rating, horse name, bred in, jockey and trainer.

2 19:40 AL BASTAKIYA - JAZIL 1800M(a9F) Dirt


3 20:10 MEYDAN CLASSIC - MUSTANFAR [TB, 1500M(a7.5F), Turf] $150 000
(2) 62.0 (105) Rocks Off (Arg) - Shea/de Kock
(4) 59.0 (95) Balcarce Nov (Arg) - Egan/Brown
(5) 57.0 (91) Fire Sale (Arg) - Moore/Brown

4 20:45 MAHAB AL SHIMAAL - DAYJUR [TB, 1200M(a6F), Dirt]  GROUP 3 $200 000
(12) 59.5 (112) Hunting Tower (SAf) - Murtagh/de Kock
(1) 57.5 (110) Diana's Choice (SAf) - Shea/de Kock
(9) 54.0 (99) Redding Colliery (USA) - Egan/Brown

5 21:15 BURJ NAHAAR - INTIDAB [TB, 1600M(a8F), Dirt] GROUP 3 $200 000
(1) 57.0 (121) Honour Devil (Arg) - Murtagh/de Kock
(13) 57.0 (112) Lucky Find (SAf) - Shea/de Kock
(7) 57.0 (108) Racecar Rhapsody (USA) - Marwing/Brown
(2) 57.0 (105) Jet (Brz) - Moore/Brown
(3) 57.0 (105) Stubbs Art (Ire) - Faydherbe/de Kock

6 21:45 DUBAI CITY OF GOLD - SWAIN [TB, 2400M(a12F), Turf] GROUP 2 $250 000
(6) 58.5 (119) Macarthur (GB) - Dettori/de Kock
(4) 57.0 (112) Mourilyan (Ire) - Moore/Brown
(11) 57.5 (111) King Of Rome (Ire) - Murtagh/de Kock
(2) 59.5 (111) Kings Gambit (SAf) - Egan/Brown
(7) 56.5 (110) Happy Spirit (SAf) - Marwing/Brown
(16) 55.5 (110) Front House (Ire) - Shea/de Kock

7 22:15 AL MAKTOUM CHALLENGE R3 - INVASOR [TB, 2000M(a10F), Dirt] GROUP 2 $300 000
(15) 57.0 (117) Asiatic Boy (Arg) - Murtagh/de Kock
(1) 57.0 (107) Art Of War (SAf) - Shea/de Kock
(12) 57.0 (102) Jet Express (SAf) - O'Shea/Al Raihe

8 22:45 JEBEL HATTA - DAAHER [TB, 1777M(a9F), Turf] GROUP 2 $250 000
(3) 59.5 (120) Jay Peg (SAf) - Marwing/Brown
(4) 58.5 (113) Imbongi (SAf) - Shea/de Kock
(5) 57.0 (111) Strategic News (Aus) - Moore/Brown
(14) 57.0 (110) Biarritz (SAf) - Faydherbe/de Kock
(10) 59.5 (108) Russian Sage (SAf) - Murtagh/de Kock

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