On Saturday we have the big World Cup meeting from Meydan . Going concentrate on one the supporting races .The Godolphin Group 2 Mile .
10 runners declared for group two Godolphin Mile on the dirt at Meydan 12.20 .The three main contenders are Marking , Maftool & Sloane Avenue .
MARKING : Lightly raced 4-Y-0 American colt ,winning 3 out 5 on the dirt ,Unseated the rider at the start, on first start at Meydan in 6F group 3 in February . Made no mistake last time ,winning 6F handicap off mark 109 .Steps Up in class ,though looks interesting runner .
MAFTOOL :Consistent sort ,winning 4 out 14 ,including winning twice over C&D .Won 1 mile handicap over C&D last time ,off mark 109 .Has also won twice in group three company ,each-way claims with conditions to suit .
SLOANE AVENUE :Smart 5 year old entire,with good record on dirt/AW (11122) .Finished excellent 2ND in this race last year ,only beaten short head by Tamarkuz ,that was particularly good effort form bad draw in stall 15 .Made satisfactory return at Kempton last month, and will come on lot for that run .
VERDICT : Marking will be popular here ,having shown some useful form in America ,though hasn't looked straight forward and looks tricky ride .This is also much stronger race ,than the handicap he won last time at Meydan .13-8 looks short enough .
SLOANE AVENUE looks the value here ,having shown some useful form on AW/Dirt .Looked very unlucky loser in this race last year ,when covering eight meters further than winner from stall 15 .Looks solid each-way bet at around 7-2 .
SLOANE AVENUE 12.20 GODOLPHIN MILE
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*
(UNPLACED SP 9-2 LOSS £100.00 )