Dubai World Cup Contenders 2021: Ajuste Fiscal

In the days leading up to the $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 27, is profiling the contenders for the 2,000-meter (about 1 ¼ miles) race. The profiles will be updated with odds, post positions and jockeys following the post-position draw scheduled for Wednesday (March 24).

By Richard Rosenblatt

The country of Uruguay will be represented in the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) for first time when Ajuste Fiscal lines up for Saturday’s 25th edition in a field of 14.

Photo Courtesy of Dubai Racing Club and Erika Rasmussen

Bred in Uruguay by Haras La Concordia, the 5-year-old bay is trained by Brazilian Antonio Cintra, who has been based at Meydan Racecourse in in Dubai with a five-horse team, including Ajuste Fiscal and El Patriota, scheduled to run in the UAE Derby (G2) on Saturday.

A likely longshot in World Cup, Ajuste Fiscal’s 3-year-old season is worth noting: three straight Group 1 wins at Maronas Racetrack in Montevideo, and an overall career record of 12-6-1-2. He was Uruguay’s 2019 Horse of the Year.

Since arriving in Dubai, he has raced twice, finishing third behind Salute The Soldier and Thegreatcollection, a pair of horses he’ll go against in the World Cup, most recently in the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2. He was fifth in the Challenger Round 1 on Jan. 21.

Early last week was his final serious training work, and he’s been cantering around the track this week.

“The two horses [Ajuste Fiscal and El Patriota] will continue like this until race day. They both did their last piece of fast work on Tuesday last week and we are very happy with them. Today we went from the 1,200-meter pole, stopped at the 800-meter pole and just walked back.”


Dubai World Cup Contenders 2021: Ajuste Fiscal


Post position: TBD

Odds: TBD

Trainer: Antonio Cintra

Jockey: Vagner Leal

Owner: La Pomme

Age: 5

Career record: 12-6-1-2

Career earnings: $251,036

Top Equibase speed figure: N/A

Pedigree: Ioya Bigtime-Braid, by Storm Surge

Color: Bay

Running style: Mid-pack

Notes: This will be Cintra’s first World Cup runner, but he previously har runners in the UAE Derby and won the 2006 Al Shindagha Sprint with Heart Alone.


Dubai World Cup 2021 Contenders

MYSTIC GUIDE (USA) USA Michael Stidham

CHUWA WIZARD (JPN) Japan Ryuji Okubo

MAGNY COURS (USA) France Andre Fabre


JESUS’ TEAM (USA) USA Jose Francisco D’Angelo


GIFTS OF GOLD (IRE) UAE Saeed bin Suroor

HYPOTHETICAL (IRE) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

MILITARY LAW (IRE) UAE Musabbeh Al Mheiri

GREAT SCOT (GB) Saudi Arabia Abdullah Moshrif


TITLE READY (USA) USA Dallas Stewart

AJUSTE FISCAL (URU) Uruguay Antonio Cintra

CAPEZZANO(USA) UAE Salem bin Ghadayer

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