Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday 21 February

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Timeform pick out their three best bets from Meydan on Thursday...

"...is the one to beat if ready to go following a 124-day layoff..."

Timeform on Century Dream

First Nation - 15:40 Meydan

Godolphin hold all the aces, with impressive last-time-out handicap winners First Nation and Vintager the pick. The latter has his first start for connections following a transfer from David Menuisier and is still lightly raced, but the former has the advantage of the recent run, which tips the scales in his favour.

Century Dream - 16:50 Meydan

Century Dream went close in a couple of Group 1s at Ascot last season and is the one to beat if ready to go following a 124-day layoff. The Godolphin pair of Wootton and Mythical Magic are feared most.

Symbolization - 17:25 Meydan

Symbolization made a solid start in the UAE when fourth over 9f at this venue 2 weeks ago and is taken to build on that with the drop back to 1m a help if anything. Fellow Charlie Appleby runner Completion is a potentially dangerous opponent on his first outing for the yard. Eshtiraak left the impression he was building up to something last time and is also shortlisted along with Bedouin's Story.

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