Timeform pick out three bets from Meydan on Thursday.
"With a handy draw towards the inside, and provided he doesn’t get involved in a pace war, he can put his fitness edge over main rivals North America and Thunder Snow to good use."
Ertijaal probably didn't appreciate the softer ground on World Cup night when only third, but is a class act around here and will make a bold bid at giving weight away to all of this field. Waady was always held in very high regard for John Gosden and has to be of interest here making his first start for Doug Watson, though Final Venture could also get involved under Pat Dobbs who rides this track as well as any.
Alabaster is an intriguing runner on his first outing in a long time, and as Saeed Bin Suroor has his horses in great form and is more than capable of tuning them up after a break, the son of Medaglia d'Oro could well come home in front on his first run after a gelding operation. Frankyfourfingers looks to be getting back to his best and won't be far away, while Etijaah impressed last time and could place.
Heavy Metal was better than ever when making all on last month's C&D return, getting away from the stalls quickly and putting his natural speed to good use. With a handy draw towards the inside, and provided he doesn't get involved in a pace war, he can put his fitness edge over main rivals North America and Thunder Snow to good use.
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(All from Meydan)