Captain Obvious is set to face 12 rivals - with the David Nichollstrained Addictive Dream a late absentee - and has to give weight away all round as well as overcoming a poor draw in 11, but he won well over course and distance a fortnight ago.
He has ground to make up on a few of these - it looks a hot race." Silvestre de Sousa, rider of Hitchens "I wouldn't say we were unlucky last time but the winner, Captain Obvious, did get first run from a lower draw.
He cost plenty and needed the run, and a longer trip, when running on to be second behind Captain Obvious
on his debut at Naas.
QATER'S PEARL Ger Lyons-trained juvenile, started an uneasy favourite for six-furlong newcomers' event at Naas on Wednesday, finished well to fill the runner-up spot behind David Wachman's Captain Obvious
Today's card also features the Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint where recent Carnival winners Addictive Dream and Captain Obvious
are set to clash in what appears to be a mouth-watering support race.
David Wachman, trainer of Captain Obvious "It's his first time over the trip and his first run on the surface.
7.30 Dundalk Irish Stallion Farms EBF Star Appeal Stakes 7f Listed ATR Card page 65 Key stat David Wachman has won two of the four runnings of this and saddles Captain Obvious
And the David Wachman-trained Choisir colt Captain Obvious
is a tentative choice.
It has attracted a field of 14 runners headed by Singapore speedball Captain Obvious
, who is expected to start as the favourite.
2 Experience, 3 Captain Obvious
. 3.15 (1m6f) Listed.
Dark Matter started the ball rolling last week when he scored a rousing victory in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial before Captain Obvious
gave Singapore a second Dubai success by bringing it home in a competitive handicap on Thursday.
Another horse who made a big impression was the Singapore-trained Captain Obvious
, an exciting half length winner of the Al Naboodah Construction Group conditions Stakes over 1200m on the All-Weather.
David Wachman brings two live contenders in Experience and Naas maiden winner Captain Obvious
, one of only two colts among the septet.
A $420,000 son of Tapit and the most expensive yearling purchased by owners Pearl Bloodstock last year, Qatar's Pearl kept on strongly under Johnny Murtagh, having run extremely green early on, to finish second to the David Wachmantrained newcomer Captain Obvious
A cracking Hove card-and remember that everything builds up to what should be one of the nights of the year on Thursday week-also features the four heats of the Ray Ward Gunsmiths Golden Sprint over 285m, with record holder Escort Captain obvious
in the opener at 8.05pm and other fancies being Fast Ranger, El Boss and Get It Beauty.