Saturday, March 05, 2022

Meydan Super Saturday Preview (Sat 5th March 2022)

The major prep for Dubai World Cup day is the Super Saturday meeting, usually held on the first Saturday in March. Super Saturday allows trainers to put the finishing touches to their equine stars before appearing on racing’s biggest stage - Dubai World Cup day. As the official dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup, it is a major social occasion.

Cracking card at Meydan on Super Saturday with six group races ,including the two feature races the group one Al Maktoum Challenge R3 on dirt & Jebel Hatta on the turf .

Ras Al Khor Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Conditions) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £133,333 16 runners 7f Good SK/RT
race conditions  £222,222 guaranteed For  3yo+ Weight for age  3yo from 4yo+ 16lb Penalty value  1st  £133,333.33 2nd  £44,444.44 3rd  £22,222.22 4th  £11,111.11 5th  £6,666.67 6th  £4,444.44 
This looks very strong 7f conditions race with 16 runners going to post .
AL SUHAIL (112) STORM DAMAGE (111) D'BAI (108)
The Charlie Appleby trained Al Suhail has been put in short price favourite, after winning G2 Challenge Stakes at Newmarket at the backend of last season.That was decent performace beating With Thanks by over 3 lenghs ,gets no penalty for that victory ,though makes no appeal at around 5-4 for horse that has never won first time out ,including when beaten fav on his reappearance last season at this meeting.
At the prices the lightly raced four-year-old gelding STORM DAMAGE looks the solid each-way bet , shown progressive form winning 4 out 6 ,including winning twice at Newmarket last season .Produced career best effort last time, when bolting up in fast time (0.93 under standard) in listed race over C&D at Meydan .Looks progressive sort open to further improvement this season .VALUE GUIDE PRICE 7-2 or ABOVE .
Of the others D'bai has each-way claims after finishing promising fifth on his reappearance behind Storm Damage ,staying on nicely in closing stages .Should improve for that first run of the season,has proven record in group company ,though has to overcome poor draw in stall 15 .
Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £155,556 15 runners 1m1f Good SK/RT
race conditions  £259,259 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Penalty value  1st  £155,555.56 2nd  £51,851.85 3rd  £25,925.93 4th  £12,962.96 5th  £7,777.78 6th  £5,185.19

Big field for this group one contest with 15 runners declared .



Last years winner LORD GLITTERS looks sure go well,after winning the G2 Singspiel Stakes in good style last month over C&D at Meydan,coming with his customary late run to beat Royal Fleet comfortably,that form looks solid with Royal Fleet winning the G3 Dubai Millenium stakes next time.Goes particularly well at Meydan winning three times over C&D. VALUE GUIDE PRICE 2-1 or ABOVE .

Of the others Zakouski looks the main danger ,has decent strike rate 6 out 11,though has been beaten three times by Lord Glitters,including finishing third in Singspiel Stakes last time .Should be in the mix ,though has to reverse form with Lord Glitters .



STORM DAMAGE 2.55 (@7-2) MEYDAN RAS AL KHOR CONDITION STAKES                        (WINNER SP 11-4 )

LORD GLITTERS 3.30 (@2-1) MEYDAN JEBEL HATTA GROUP ONE                       (UNPLACED SP 5-4)

0.50 PTS EACH-WAY DOUBLE @7-2 & 2-1 (PAYS 12.5-1 WITH BET365)                            (LOSS £100.00 /1.00PT)


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