Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday February 18

There is racing from Meydan on Thursday
There is racing from Meydan on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets at Meydan on Thursday.

"A 4 lb rise is manageable and he's taken to follow up, his tactical speed likely to be a real asset from what is a wide draw."

Fils Anges - Meydan 15:35

FILS ANGES ended last season better than ever and shaped really well on his return over C&D. He'll need a good pace to aim at, but if getting one looks sure to go close for a yard who have an eye-catching record with their handful of Meydan runners. Front-runner Mastermind is less exposed than most and is a big threat, while Dark Emerald who won this last year, is sure to be thereabouts again.

Cool Cowboy - Meydan 16:10

COOL COWBOY has found his stride this term, easily landing a 7 furlong handicap here last time, that day shaping as if a step up to 1m would be preferred over a return to sprint trips. A 4 lb rise is manageable and he's taken to follow up, his tactical speed likely to be a real asset from what is a wide draw. Ross shaped well behind him that day and is a fascinating runner from the other side of the handicapping spectrum, while Munaaser and Prayer For Relief should go well both stepping back in trip.

Udododontu - Meydan 18:30

UDODODONTU stands out here, a progressive sort last year for Richard Guest, he looked destined to make his mark at this level when easily landing the odds in a domestic event last month, form which hasn't actually worked out too badly since. An 8 lb rise for that is enough to get him into this more competitive grade. Carry On Deryck has a similar profile to the selection, this being his debut for Godolphin, while Flash Fire split a pair of subsequent winners when second over C&D last month. He and the fourth that day Boomshackerlacker look of interest here.

Timeform Dubai SmartPlays:
(All at Meydan)

Back Fils Anges in the 15:35
Back Cool Cowboy in the 16:10
Back Udododontu in the 18:30

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