Fashion looks all the rage
Saeed bin Suroor's yard is firing on all cylinders again and Anita Chambers is tipping him to enjoy more success on Sunday.
Goldolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor has weathered the storm
CURRAGH: 1.50 Treaty Of Vienna, 2.20 Dawn Of A New Era, 2.50 Fort Del Oro, 3.25 Capri, 3.55 Udogo, 4.30 Shanghai Beauty, 5.05 Jennies Jewel, 5.35 Secret Wizard.
EPSOM: 2.10 Sixties Habana, 2.40 Max Zorin, 3.15 Great Hall, 3.45 DUBAI FASHION (NAP), 4.20 Testimonio, 4.55 Aldrin, 5.25 Fast Dancer.
MUSSELBURGH: 2.00 Hot Hannah, 2.30 Scots Piper, 3.05 Royal Brave, 3.35 War Department, 4.10 Invermere, 4.45 Alsacienne, 5.15 Longroom.
DOUBLE: Dubai Fashion and Max Zorin.
Saeed bin Suroor appears to have ridden out his well-documented storm this season and now the yard is firing on all cylinders again, Dubai Fashion can open her account for the year at Epsom.
This Dubawi filly, who hails from the family of Nashwan and Nayef among others, has her first run since July as she lines up in the Bet totetrifecta At totesport.com Handicap.
A winner at Wolverhampton on her racecourse bow last September, the Godolphin team thought enough of her to give her a crack at Listed company before shipping her out to Dubai for the Carnival.
Neither of those decision particularly paid off as Dubai Fashion failed to trouble the judge, but she showed more than a modicum of promise when tried in handicap company on her British return at Newmarket a couple of months ago.
Her front-running third that day suggested there was a bit more to come but clearly she has been one to have been affected by the virus that has plagued Bin Suroor's team.
His horses appear to have turned the corner now with a handful of winners and placed runners in recent days, so Dubai Fashion is perhaps worth another chance.
Max Zorin has produced a mixed bag of results so far but after gaining a nice confidence-boosting success at Chester last time, he can strike gold again in the Bet toteexacta At totesport.com Conditions Stakes.
Second at Sandown on his debut back in July, he cut no ice against the classy Rivet at York but was much more himself when running out a length-and-a-quarter victor on the Roodee.
He showed an excellent attitude that day and a step up to a mile should be well within his compass.
Testimonio overcame his evident greenness to win at Brighton in August and can make a winning start in handicap company in the totesport.com Apprentices' Derby Handicap.
Alsacienne should make her mark switched up to a mile and six furlongs in the Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd Handicap at Musselburgh.
She looks a typical Sir Mark Prescott improver as she tackles longer distances.
Top quality fare is on offer at the Curragh with Capri taken to add yet another Juddmonte Beresford Stakes win to Aidan O'Brien's already enviable record.
Winner of two of his three starts, Capri attracted plenty of attention with his recent Listed win at Tipperary and the fact he is Ryan Moore's pick of four probably speaks volumes about the yard's expectations.
Fort Del Oro can secure a first Pattern success in the Group Three Renaissance Stakes after chasing home Toscanini at that level last time.
Edward Lynam's filly has shown plenty of ability in Listed company and she can now graduate to the next level.
Dawn Of A New Era was set a very stiff task indeed when pitched into Group One company for her racecourse bow and while the C.L. & M.F. Weld Park Stakes is still tough enough as a Group Three, it may be a little more winnable.
A full sister to Guineas winner Dawn Approach, Jim Bolger will surely be disappointed if she cannot eventually secure some black type to enhance her already considerable paddock value.