On Thursday we go to Dubai for 1 mile Fillies & Mares group two contest on the turf at Meydan .
4.30 MEYDAN 1 MILE FILLIES & MARES CAPE VERDI GROUP 2:
8 Runners declared for group two Cape Verdi over 1 mile on the turf .Not the strongest looking group two fillies & mares contest at Meydan . The two main contenders are Cladocera & Slipper Orchid .
CLADOCERA : Lightly raced French filly ,winning 2 from 5 starts ,including listed race at Longchamp over 1 mile back in June .Returned to form in November in 1 mile listed race on the poly track at Kempton ,finishing close second behind useful Jeremy Noseda trained Sloane Street .Obvious claims in weak looking race .
SLIPPER ORCHID : Improving Irish mare ,winning 7 from 24 starts .Won four times last season .Seemed to show improved form in cheekpieces at the end last season .Ran eye catching fifth last time at Meydan over C&D, from poor draw.Finishing strongly from well off the pace in decent looking handicap .Should go well with conditions to suit .
VERDICT : This looks very weak fillies & mares group two contest, and on official ratings looks no better than listed contest .With highest rated 105 .
Irish mare SLIPPER ORCHID looks the each-way value at around 5-1 mark.She won't need to improve much on her close fifth ,off mark 100 over C&D at Meydan two weeks ago.Should be spot on with that run under her belt ,with cheekpieces back on .
The main danger looks to be the French Filly Cladocera who has shown decent form in Listed company and looks open to plenty improvement after just five starts .
SLIPPER ORCHID 4.30 MEYDAN
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 PADDY POWER
(UNPLACED SP 4-1 LOSS £100.00)