Horse Racing
Riyadh Dirt Sprint - Form Comments

24/02/2023 13:09

G3 – 1200m – Dirt


Dancing Prince

His high winning strike rate in top Japanese dirt sprints will make him popular again, added to the fact that he was a very convincing winner of this last year. Bumped twice early on, but he was still able to lead most of the way and win easily.


Elite Power

Charged down the middle of the track to deliver a winning punch in the prestigious G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland last November, his fifth straight victory. A very serious US challenger.


Freedom Fighter

Looks vulnerable. He has had some difficult gates to contend with in 1200m Meydan G3s in his last four starts, but still does not look good enough.



Very effective over this trip and further on dirt in the US, prepping for this with an easy win on a sloppy dirt track at Oaklawn Park in January.



A specialist at this trip but there are certainly faster dirt sprinters in Japan plus he was beaten 7.75l when a fading sixth in this race in 2021.



Nothing special when trained in the UK but did subsequently win twice over this trip on the dirt at Meydan, including a G3. He has moved again – to the US. Not an obvious winner.



Twice a winner in the UK, but on turf for which he looks to be bred. Likely to struggle here.



Has a good win and place record in Japan and though competing over further, he proved himself at this trip with a convincing 4l success in a G3 in December. Still improving on that evidence.


Ryuno Yukina

Although he is at the veteran stage now and is more often placed than he wins, he remains a formidable opponent and got very close to Dancing Prince – last year’s easy winner of this – last November.