Arc runner Sahawar to test Beautiful

Sahawar (FR)
Photo: Erika Rasmussen (

Sahawar trained by Christophe Ferland was spotted training Monday by Erika Rasmussen and a quick look at his form shows you a run in the Prix de l`arc de Triomphe when a 12.5 length 11th place behind Treve, is this good enough to win the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup handicap?

Previous to Longchamp he ran in a bunch of Listed 2400m races and while he did not win them his worse finish was 3rd, Thierry Thulliez remains in the saddle from the Arc run which should be another bonus for Sahawar.

However I have picked a horse trained by Doug Watson and belonging to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the leading owner this season by far and another chance of a winner with So Beautiful who arrived in Dubai last season from France.

His performances were decent but now with an UAE summer rest and horses doing that often perform better the second season they are in Dubai, with Paul Hanagan in fine form riding I give So Beautiful quoted by the owner as the best horse he has sent to Dubai a real chance to win this difficult race.