I’ve been in Dubai this week preparing for the International Host Broadcast of today’s World Cup, alongside a fabulous team from across the globe.
I can’t imagine too many of you are shedding tears at my plight, but you may feel more kindly if I manage to pick a winner or two!
Before I get stuck into the ITV races today, it would seem a bit silly if I didn’t suggest a few possible angles for those who enjoy betting the Dubai Racing.
First, whilst it’s hard to look too far beyond West Coast in the World Cup itself, the prices about Forever Unbridled in the UK & Ireland just look too big. The 5lb sex allowance puts her right in the mix & she couldn’t be in better form; so much so that connections are even pondering keeping her in training.
Rey de Oro is a confident selection to better Arc runner up Cloth of Stars and the talented Poet’s Word in the Sheema Classic. Don’t rule out a big run from Idaho at a price.
In the Al Quoz Sprint, Librisa Breeze should benefit from an electric pace, and can keep running through the line as others peel away.
Now back to the domestic action, and hugely contrasting fixtures across the country.
In the Queen’s Cup at Musselburgh, I’m quite keen on Graceland. She normally runs well off a break and handles softish ground really well. This is likely to turn into a fair test, and she stays very well.
A rather more chancy proposition is Whatdouhavetoget in the Mares’ Challenger Series final at Haydock. She’s been a bit disappointing this season, but she took a crunching fall over fences three starts back which may have knocked her confidence a bit. She’s had a good break and looks really nicely handicapped on the form she was showing at around this time last year.
My other fancies today are Indomeneo in the three year old handicap at Musselburgh – he was tough and progressive last season and is proven in this grade – and Delusionofgrandeur, back to a more suitable trip in the staying Chase at Haydock.
Have a very happy Easter!
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