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Ken Nicol: Mike de Kock has three of our local superstars representing SA on Dubai World Cup night this Saturday.

First up is 2017 Vodacom July winner Marinaresco, who lines up in Race 3, the US$1.5 million Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup over 3200m at 2:50pm SA time.

The six-year-old gelding kept on pleasingly trying 2400m for the first time a few weeks ago, and if now staying the marathon trip must have a fair money chance.

“Marinaresco is absolutely flying. He’s fully fit now, and if he stays the distance we’re really hopeful he’s going to be a big runner” said regular pilot Bernard Fayd’Herbe from Dubai on Wednesday.

Then in Race 7 at 17:20 De Kock has a two pronged attack, when Majestic Mambo and Yulong Prince (formerly Surcharge) take their chances in the US$6 million Dubai Turf over 1800m.

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