Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday 24 January

Starting gates at Meydan
Meydan's Dubai World Cup Carnival continues on Thursday

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

"...his follow-up claims from 3 lb higher appear to be bright."

Timeform on Faatinah

Faatinah - Meydan 14:30

Faatinah took advantage of some generous handicapping when scoring in good style over C&D 3 weeks ago and his follow-up claims from 3 lb higher appear to be bright. Hit The Bid is entitled to be sharper for reappearance, so it would come as no surprise if he were to get closer to the selection this time. Alfredo Arcano could also figure.

D'bai - Meydan 16:50

D'bai won first time up here last year before enjoying a good campaign and he can repeat the feat. Another Batt and Top Score were first and second in a C&D handicap 3 weeks ago and look primed for big runs again up in class. Bravo Zolo is another to consider given his good record fresh.

Spotify - Meydan 17:25

This will surely go to one of the Godolphin runners and it could be worth siding with Spotify, a €250,000 buy who proved consistent in France and who could have more to offer now with Charlie Appleby even after a dozen starts. Bin Battuta looks Group class judged on his successful return 3 weeks ago, while the superbly-bred Dubhe is likely to pick up where he left off in April.

Minimum Bet Guarantee

Betfair's 'minimum bet guarantee' on all Class 1 and 2 races in the UK and Ireland - which means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £500 - has been extended to cover all races at selected meetings this week. T&Cs apply.

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles