Timeform pick out three bets from Meydan on Saturday.
Philosopher has been better than the result on both starts since switching back to turf here, the latest over C&D when third after just paying the price for a big move into contention. He's capable of making amends now, potentially at the expense of Jaaref who was just behind the selection on his last start, while Groor is working his way into form and has dropped to the same mark as when winning here last February.
Fabulous One is a multiple winner on turf in Hong Kong, but shaped really well after a lay-off on dirt debut at Sha Tin last month, showing plenty of speed from a wide draw, travelling strongly in the straight and run down only very late. He's taken to overturn form with Dundonnell who was outpaced before a running-on third that day, while Godolphin's Comicas and Korea's recent C&D winner Main Stay are next best.
North America has thrived on dirt for this yard, winning all three starts over this C&D and taking a significant step up on each occasion, the latest when pulling clear with Heavy Metal who re-opposes having gone one better in a similar event since. This requires another leap, but he could well be up to the task. Last year's winner Confrontation is a big player on debut for Saeed Bin Suroor despite not being seen since March, while Desert Force is well worth a go over 1m having impressed earlier in the season in local events over 7f.
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(All from Meydan)