Laura King 9:26am, Fri 9 Mar 2018
Super Saturday is the official ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 31st, but this weekend’s card is very competitive in its own right. It’s worth bearing in mind that, with an early post time of 4pm, the dirt track can have a rails bias with the track riding fast due to the hot weather.
Laura King 5:57am, Wed 28 Feb 2018
Meydan hosts its final Carnival meeting, outside of Super Saturday and the World Cup, on Thursday, with a strong card of seven races. The Listed Meydan Classic, for three-year- olds over seven furlongs, is the first Thoroughbred race and Zaman can justify likely short-priced favouritism here.
Laura King 9:08am, Wed 21 Feb 2018
Meydan hosts a fascinating card on Thursday, and there are several pointers towards the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 31st, not least in the opening five furlong sprint.
Laura King 8:21am, Thu 15 Feb 2018
Carnival action this week returns to Meydan on Saturday with seven more races, five of which are on the grass. The opening six furlong event should provide Aussie visitor Faatinah with another warm up win as he heads towards the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on World Cup night. David Hayes’ five-year-old has scared off all bar five rivals and can repeat his victory of a month ago here.
Laura King 2:45pm, Wed 14 Feb 2018
There are two Carnival meetings at Meydan this week; with seven races as usual on Thursday to get us underway. The feature is the Group 3 UAE 2000 Guineas, which has a field of 15. It is very hard to oppose Gold Town, who beat several of these in division one of the trial for this...
Laura King 6:14am, Thu 8 Feb 2018
Another strong card at Meydan this week, where there are three Pattern races among the seven scheduled. The official feature is the Group 2 Maktoum Challenge Round 2, which has in the past been a successful stepping stone towards the Dubai World Cup, Moon Ballad in 2002 being the last horse to win it and the big race in the same season.