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Saints Honor Touted for Dubai

March 22, 2000

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ Saints Honor turned in a fast gallop Tuesday to the satisfaction of trainer Wally Dollase, who thinks the California-based colt can spring an upset in the $6 million Dubai World Cup.

``We are confident of Saints Honor as he can surprise the field, though he is a long shot,″ Dollase said. ``The track is similar to the ones in California _ sandy.″

The other American contenders, Malek, Behrens, Puerto Madero, Public Purse and Ecton Park, also were on the track Tuesday prepping for the world’s richest race.

Puerto Madero and Malek each worked a half mile in 49 seconds.

It will be Malek’s third start in the race. He finished fifth in 1998 and was second to Almutawakel last year.

Refsa, Hong Kong’s hope for the $2 million Dubai Duty Free, also to be contested Saturday, was scratched following an injury during a morning workout. He broke down approaching the finish line and was taken to Dubai Veterinary Hospital.

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