Returning Star Franz Kafka Features On Classy Sunday Card


For the third Sunday in a row, Dubai racegoers can enjoy a competitive afternoon of action at Meydan Racecourse, on a card that features established and emerging talent.

Established is Franz Kafka, an impressive winner here in January 2020 but absent since finishing second to the subsequent Group 3 winner Star Safari that same season. A non-runner two weeks ago, the Simon Crisford trainee lines up in the 1900metre The World In One Place turf handicap; race five.

Ed Crisford, co-trainer with his father Simon in the UK, said of Franz Kafka. “He hasn’t run for a couple of years so he might be a bit ring rusty.

“He’s got some good form from the last season that he raced, including when Star Safari beat him.”

Of Latest Generation, who beat just two home here over a mile three weeks ago, he added: “since that race, he’s been training very well at home. I’m sure he’ll run a lot better this time with a positive ride. James [Doyle] is on him and he knows him pretty well.”

Opposing the Crisford pair is the Musabbeh Al Mheiri-trained Al Madhar, a neck winner here over 2000metres a fortnight ago. He fits into the emerging talent category, having improved for each of his four local starts.


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