02/08/2006 1:00AM

Full field of 16 in Dubai 2000


The maximum field of 16 has been drawn for Friday's Group 3 UAE 2000 Guineas at Nad Al Sheba. Four entrants - Well Armed, Testimony, Unification, and Flashing Numbers - hold nominations to the Triple Crown.

Well Armed handed Testimony a 3 1/2-length thrashing in a seven-furlong allowance at Nad Al Sheba on Jan. 19. Well Armed has a license to improve off that effort but will be facing a much tougher bunch in this $250,000 mile.

Winner of Woodbine's Grade 3 Grey Stakes for Eoin Harty, Unification will be saddled by Ismail Mohammed for Sheikh Mohammed's son Hamdan.

Flashing Numbers, based in Germany, will be making his third start in three different countries. He breezed to a six-length score in a 1 1/8-mile maiden in Milan before finishing third in the 1 1/4-mile Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud on Nov. 12.