Friday, March 01, 2024
Friday, February 02, 2024
The unbeaten Godolphin filly Cinderella's Dream has been put in odds on favourite after winning twice last season,including winning Novice Stakes at Thirsk in September .However that form looks nothing special ,beating the 73 rated maiden Fayzaah by lengh, giving that rival 6lb .Has been given official rating 83,so will need more improvement to land this stronger race ,though as normal bookmakers are giving nothing away on these Charlie Appleby/ William Buick runners .Open to plenty improvement after two starts ,though makes no appeal at 10-11 .
The top rated in the race GEOLOGIST looks interesting after winning twice last season ,including winning listed race in Germany in September . Made promising reappearance in Jumeriah Guineas trial ,finishing staying on fifth of 16 behind Legend Of Time .That was fair effort for her first run of the season, against some promising colts .Should go well back against fillies only race .Odds 8-1 or bigger are solid each-way value .
Of the other runners the Charlie Appleby second string Beautiful Love has to be respected after finishing fourth in 1 mile listed race at Newmarket on heavy ground in November .Had previously won mile Novice Stakes at Newmarket .Has official rating 89, that puts her right in the mix .
1) GEOLOGIST (2) CINDERELLA'S DREAM (3) BEAUTIFUL LOVE
JUMEIRAH GUINEAS PRESENTED BY LINCOLN NAUTILUS (CONDITIONS RACE) (TURF) (3yo) Winner £64,103 8 runners 1m Good RTV
No surprise to see the Charlie Appleby trained Legend Of Time favourite after winning the Jumeirah Guineas trial here last month , had previously finished fifth of 12 in G3 Tattersals Stakes at Newmarket last season , the one to beat on form ,though top price 1-2 makes little appeal .
At the prices the French colt SHAMROCK GLITTER looks the each-way value against the odds on favourite , finished promising second just length behind Legend Of Time on seasonal reappearance .Will be suited returning to this mile trip ,having previously won mile conditions race at Chantilly in October .Has bit to find with favourite , though looks solid each-way option in this 8 runner contest .Odds 4-1 or bigger are fair value .
Of the others the Charlie Appleby second string Musical Act can’t be ruled out after winning twice on poly track at Kempton , including winning mile Novice stakes in November. Unraced on turf,though should be thereabouts if handling the surface .
1) SHAMROCK GLITTER (2) LEGEND OF TIME (3) MUSICAL ACT
(RECOMMENDED BETS MEYDAN FRIDAY 2ND FEB )
GEOLOGIST 2.40 JUMEIRAH FILLIES CLASSIC
1PT EACH-WAY @ 10-1 BET365
(FOURTH SP 10-1 LOSS £200/2.00 PTS
SHAMROCK GLITTER 5.35 JUMEIRAH GUINEAS
1PT EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365
(THIRD SP 9-2 LOSS £10.00/0.0.10 PTS
1/4PT EACH-WAY DOUBLE @59.5-1 (10-1 & 9-2 )
FOURTH & THIRD (LOSS £50.00/0.50 PTS)
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Week Eight of Dubai Carnival (Fashion Friday) with cracking card from Meydan featuring seven group races , including the two feature races the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge on dirt over 9F & G1 Jebel Hatta on turf over 9F ,though Going concentrate on two the main supporting races the Al Fahidi Fort & UAE 2000 Guineas
Friday, January 05, 2024
Tuesday, January 02, 2024
The restructured Dubai Racing Carnival is a reward for the fast-improving quality of local horses, while Dubai’s world-class facilities are perfect for international runners to use as a base for the flourishing racing in the region. A good example of the benefits of wintering in the Dubai sun is Mawj. The Saeed Bin Suroor-trained filly was two from two at Meydan Racecourse before returning to the UK and winning the prestigious Group 1 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The Dubai Racing Carnival spans the entire season at Meydan, from November to March, giving international trainers, jockeys and horses the chance to compete in Dubai for much longer than was previously the case.
Purses for the Dubai Racing Carnival 2023-2024 are up by AED11 million – a 27% increase from the total for the 2022-23 season. There will be three valuable feature race nights; starting in December (AED4.7m), then January (AED10m), and Super Saturday in March (AED10m); which brings the total purses for the three meetings to AED24.7m. The minimum prize money per non-stakes races is AED165,000; the same as pre-pandemic levels. The flagship Dubai World Cup night brings the curtain down on the Dubai season and retains its enormous pool of prize money of US$30.5 million (AED112 million).
The Dubai Racing Carnival encompasses 14 meetings, excluding Dubai World Cup day, with each meeting staging seven to nine races. Racing takes place on Fridays, except for Super Saturday and the Dubai World Cup, which are on Saturdays.
(SELECTIONS WILL BE POSTED EVERY FRIDAY FROM FRI JAN 5TH 2024)