Picks and Ponderings: Group I stakes at Meydan

Earlier this week, I took a look at Saturday’s UAE Derby.

Now that the rest of the card has been drawn, I have taken a dive into the five Group I races on Saturday’s World Cup Day card at Meydan.

The day’s racing is headlined by the Dubai World Cup: Keen Ice gets his chance for redemption after a disappointing local prep, California Chrome gets his chance to do one better than last year, and Frosted gets his chance to move further out of the shadow of American Pharoah.

Though the World Cup has the biggest American contingent, it is only one of five Group I races on the card.  Lady Shipman tries world-class foes in the Al Quoz Sprint, and X Y Jet attempts the same in the Golden Shaheen.

And, a pair of Arlington Grade I winners appears in the turf routes.  Euro Charline makes another try at the Dubai Turf, and Highland Reel will follow up his Hong Kong Vase win with a start in the Sheema Classic.

Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of Saturday’s Group I races in Dubai, and leave a comment with your thoughts!

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