Mensoora heads a great cape Verdi field

Mensoora (SAF)
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Small field of six full of high quality.

Mike de Kock runs Mensoora in a high class field of five fillies and one mare, she is by jet Master the top South African sire and her three outings have brought her two victories and a6th place in the Grade 1 Golden Slipper at Greyville in July. Christophe Soumillon rides and although off the track for a long period I doubt Mike De Kock has left her short of work.

Top rated Flotilla came out of the Prix Du Moulin de Longchamp with a bruised hoof when 6th to Maxios, but her Group 1 victory over a mile in the Poule d`Essai des Pouliches andher Grade 1 wins in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf should see her being a popular choice with the Meydan race crowd. Mikel Delzangles and Christophe Lemaire are sure to be a bit confident about her chances.

Saeed bin Suroor produces Shuruq after her Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 victory against the colts and making history as the first filly to win that race, Her fitness might tell and Silvestre De Sousa who is in great form rides.

Certify is unbeaten and is trained by the in form trainer Charlie Appleby, Mickael Barzalona has ridden her in all her four victories and her last win in the Group 1 Shadwell Fillies Mile was most impressive at Newmarket in September. Certify could be a big challenger in this race.

The other two runners are both last race Listed winners. L`Amour De Ma Vie is from France and trained by Madame Pia Brandt and Maxime Guyon who won on her comes to Dubai to ride her, she may find this slightly tough but in a small field surprises can happen.

Pearl Of Africa is trained by Edward Lynam and she hails from Ireland, the Irish won the first two race in last weeks Carnival meeting. She has won twice in four outings and both times John Murtagh was the winning jockey, she has Jamie Spencer riding here and he also has experience riding Pearl of Africa. She has to run at her best to win this.