Fine and Dandy

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 27 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 March, 2004, 12:00am

Hong Kong dirt specialist Multidandy bids to create a bit of history by winning the $US2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen this evening, and there is every reason to suggest he can achieve the goal.

By all accounts the speed freak has travelled well and has settled into his new surroundings quickly, which is good news for local fans. He is possibly the best dirt horse over the sprint trips in Hong Kong, evidence of which was his 10-length winning margin over 1,200 metres on February 7 on the surface.

The main threats come from the United States contingent, with Cajun Beat and Alke looking the obvious dangers. The former has been installed the ante-post favourite (6-4) and clearly has quality with a Breeders' Cup Sprint to his credit. Alke beat Cajun Beat back in February over 1,300 metres when winning at Gulfstream Park. Both have solid claims to add to their tallies this evening and it will take something very special from Cruz's charge to beat either.