03/27/2013 4:13PM

Mike de Kock runners on the Dubai World Cup card


The 2013 Dubai World Cup card will feature 13 horses trained by South Africa's Mike de Kock. The trainer is represented by at least one starter in all nine races on the card.

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Dubai World Cup

Treasure Beach, an outsider at 20-1, drew the rail in the Dubai World Cup in his second start with de Kock as the trainer. He enters the World Cup after a sixth-place finish in the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 on March 9. Treasure Beach won the Grade 1 Secretariat in 2011 at Arlington Park under trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Dubai Sheema Classic

Await The Dawn starts for de Kock in the Dubai Sheema Classic. Await The Dawn, who has made his last four starts at Meydan with one victory, breaks from the outside post, No. 11, at 12-1. He was a close second in his last start, the Dubai City of Gold on Super Saturday.

Dubai Duty Free

A trio of de Kock runners are entered in the Dubai Duty Free. Igugu, The Apache, and Mushreq will go to post in the 1 1/8-mile event on the turf. The Apache, 12-1, won the Al Rashidiya on Jan. 31 before running second to Sajjhaa in the Jebel Hatta on Super Saturday. Igugu, the 2011 South African Horse of the Year, placed sixth in the Jebel Hatta in her most recent start. Mushreq enters the race after a victory in the Al Fahidi Fort on Feb. 21. 

Dubai Golden Shaheen

Kavanagh is the lone starter for de Kock in the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Kavanagh looks to turn the tables on rival Mental after a narrow loss in the Al Shindagha Sprint at Meydan on Feb. 14. The South African gelding returned to win the Energia Elegante on March 2 in his most recent start.

Al Quoz Sprint

Shea Shea is installed as the 5-2 favorite for de Kock in the Al Quoz Sprint. A convincing winner last out in the Meydan Sprint, Shea Shea has won three of his last four starts.

UAE Derby

Two horses from different parts of the globe will be saddled by de Kock in the UAE Derby. Emotif is an Argentinean-bred while Zahee was bred in New Zealand. Zahee was second while Emotif was fifth in the Al Bastikiya at Meydan on March 9.

Dubai Gold Cup

Star Empire is the lone starter for de Kock in the Dubai Gold Cup. Star Empire, who finished third in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy on March 2, breaks from the outside post 10 at 6-1 under Christophe Soumillon. Star Empire is in the money in all five of his starts on the Meydan turf, recording two wins and three third-place finishes.

Godolphin Mile

Three runners go to post for de Kock in the Godolphin Mile that begins the card. Soft Falling Rain is the favorite at 4-1 after a comfortable win on February 14 in the UAE 2000 Guineas. Master of Hounds, fifth behind Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, and Rerouted also represent de Kock's stable in a full field of 16.