Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday 14 February
Timeform pick out their three best bets from Meydan on Thursday...
"...with this trip expected to suit, he will take some stopping..."
Timeform on Art Du Val
Heavy Metal - 15:40 Meydan
Heavy Metal was well held on his return over C&D 5 weeks ago, but that was his first start for 10 months and he was unable to take up his customary front-rank position having broken averagely from the stalls. He is narrowly selected to bounce back in a race he landed 12 months ago. Kimbear and Secret Ambition can also get in the shake-up.
Art Du Val - Meydan 16:15
Having created a very favourable impression on debut at Sandown, Art Du Val didn't do a lot wrong when runner-up in listed company at Deauville in October, and with this trip expected to suit, he will take some stopping. Victory Command stood up well to a robust 2-y-o campaign and will find this test far more suitable than the race he contested on dirt recently.
Mountain Hunter - Meydan 18:00
Mountain Hunter won a handicap on his second start at Meydan last year (off 2 lb lower) so better is expected now with his reappearance under his belt. His stablemate Red Galileo may emerge as the biggest threat, with Appeared making each-way appeal at a bigger price.
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Heavy Metal – 15:40 Meydan
Art Du Val – Meydan 16:15
Mountain Hunter – Meydan 18:00
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