On Thursday we just have one All Weather card at Kempton Park and another top quality card from Meydan, with no suitable bets at Kempton, going concentrate on the 2 mile group three contest at Meydan.
2M GROUP 3 DRC GOLD CUP MEYDAN 4.30
OPINION POLL : High class stayer, won three times in 2010 when trained by Michael Jarvis,including winning the group two lonsdale cup at York in August.finished the season with credible third in group one Prix Royal Oak at Longchamp in October.
Ran well on both occasions this season for Mahmood Al Zarooni ,finishing second both times here at Meydan ,looked very unlucky last time when finishing neck second behind Claremont in 1 mile 6 furlong listed race ,was given what looked poorly judged ride by Ahmed Ajtebi ,giving the horse far too much ground to make up in slowly run race,finished very strongly from last place and would won in another stride.Will be suited by the return to 2 miles.
VERDICT : Whispering Gallery won handicap over 1 mile 6 furlongs at Meydan back in January beating Opinion Poll by three quarters of lengh ,though was well beaten in this race last year behind Sabotage and appeared not to get home over 2 miles that day.
The main danger could be Mikhail Glinka who won last years group three Queens Vase at Royal Ascot over 2 miles when trained by Aidan O'Brien and ran fair second last time in handicap at Meydan and will be suited by return to 2 miles.
OPINION POLL can make amends for his unlucky defeat last time at Meydan,looks sure to be suited by the return to 2 miles.
OPINION POLL 4.30 MEYDAN
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