Mick Lockett, assistant to Steven Burridge, trainer of Captain Obvious
"It has been a remarkable carnival thus far and four winners from five runners is more than we could have dreamed of.
David Wachman, trainer of Captain Obvious "It's his first time over the trip and his first run on the surface.
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.
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.
The Australian handler, who flew back to Singapore to saddle his runners at the Chinese New Year meeting at Kranji racecourse tomorrow will return to the UAE in time for next week's Carnival meeting where he will saddle Captain Obvious in the $200,000 Al Rashidiya (Group 2).
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.
The first four horses home were engaged in a terrific duel for the lead for much of the final furlong, but Captain Obvious grabbed the verdict by three-qarters of a length from English raider Hitchens, much to the delight of the crowd
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.