Saudi Cup Betting Odds Gold Dream Profile

Saudi Cup Betting Odds Gold Dream: This is an established veteran dirt horse star in Japan, where he has racked up nine career wins and earnings equal to nearly $6 million in races ranging from one mile to 1 ¼ miles, all on dirt.

Saudi Cup Betting Odds Gold Dream

Saudi Cup Betting Odds Gold Dream

Gold Dream has won a trio of local Grade 1s in 2018-19, but his last open Grade 1 win came in the 2017 Champions Cup (formerly the Japan Cup Dirt), which marked the height of his career.

He was sent off favored in last fall’s Champions Cup, and seemed to be nearly back to his old self when rumbling down the center of the track from off the pace to just miss by a neck behind Chrysoberyl, who is also on his way to the Saudi Cup from Japan.

Gold Dream will be making his 7-year-old debut in the Saudi Cup. After his promising placing in the Champions Cup, however, he since seemed to take a step backward in his only race since then. He is coming off of a disappointing loss last time out in the Tokyo Daishoten (G1) in December, where he finished fourth at 1 ¼ miles.

“He’s trained well since and everything’s gone according to plan, with the Saudi Cup always being the target for him,” said trainer Osamu Hirata through a translator. “I think he’s suited to a course with quite a long homestretch, and hopefully things will go well for him and he’ll get to run his best race.”

Saudi Cup Betting Odds Gold Dream: Profile

  • Trainer: Osamu Hirata
  • Jockey: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
  • Owner: Katsumi Yoshida
  • Career record: 22-9-7-2
  • Career earnings: $5,875,500 (approximately)
  • Pedigree: Gold Allure–Mon Vert, by French Deputy
  • Age: 7
  • Running style: Closer
  • Handicapping Insights:“Missed by a neck to fellow Japan star Chrysoberyl as favorite in Grade 1; give both a second look.” – Ed McNamara

“Gold Dream is a veteran that has performed at a high level on dirt in Japan for several years. Gold Dream’s best days might be behind him, but before you count him out note that he did manage to just narrowly miss a repeat Champions Cup win in November in a race run at the Saudi Cup distance of 1 1/8 miles. If there is a hot pace, the race could set up well for this closer.” – Noel Michaels.

Notes: Osamu Hirata has trained the winners of 20 Japan graded stakes horse racing winners since 2010, including Curren Black Hill, who won multiple stakes for Hirata from 2012-2015. Since 2016, Hirata has won eight graded stakes races, with seven of those wins attributed to Gold Dream … Gold Dream’s regular rider has been Christophe-Patrice Lemaire, who took over aboard the horse in 2018 and has been aboard three of the horse’s local Grade 1 wins. … Gold Dream was also ridden by Ryan Moore, who was aboard his biggest career victory in the 2017 Champions Cup (G1) … Owner Katsumi Yoshida campaigns a large Japan-based stable that also includes stakes winner Tetradrachm.

2020 Saudi Cup Contenders

PP Horse Nationality Jockey Trainer Breeder Owner 2020 Earnings
TBD Benbatl UAE TBD Saeed Bin Suroor Darley Godolphin $420,000
TBD Capezzano UAE TBD Salem bin Ghadayer Darley Sultan Ali $120,248
TBD Chrysoberyl UAE TBD Hidetaka Otonashi Northern Farm U Carrot Farm $2,050,691
TBD Gold Dream JAP TBD O. Hirata Northern Farm Katsumi Yoshida $5,955,854
TBD Great Scot KSA TBD Abdullah Mishrif Clyne, Mound, Thompson Empire State Racing Partnership $0
TBD Gronkowski UAE TBD S. Ghadayer Epic Thoroughbreds LLC Phoenix Thoroughbred III & Khalid Bin Mishref $2,897,360
TBD Magic Wand IRE TBD A. O’Brien Ecurie Des Monceaux & Skymarc Farm Inc Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, and Smith, Derrick $177,000
TBD Maximum Security USA TBD J. Servis Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. Gary & Mary West $1,801,900
TBD McKinzie USA TBD B. Baffert Summer Wind Farm Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul $3,318,560
TBD Midnight Bisou USA TBD S. Asmussen Woodford Thoroughbreds Jeffrey Bloom $3,750,000
TBD Mjjack KSA TBD Sami Alharabi Derrymore House Syndicate Mrs Maura Gittins $0
TBD Mucho Gusto USA TBD B. Baffert Teneri Farm Inc. & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khaled $1,662,000
TBD North America USA TBD W. Mott Qatar Bloodstock Ltd. Ramzan Kadyrov $35,000
TBD Tacitus USA TBD W. Mott Juddmonte Farms Inc. Juddmonte Farms Inc. $1,677,500

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