Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday February 25

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Meydan on Thursday.

"An 8 lb rise won't prevent another bold all-the-way bid."

Active Spirit - Meydan 15:35

ACTIVE SPIRIT has proved an entirely different proposition since the application of a visor, and has not seen another rival in back-to-back wins in handicaps, the latest impressively when upped to this trip. An 8 lb rise won't prevent another bold all-the-way bid. Brabbham is another who comes here after winning his last two starts, and for all this required more, has to be put into the reckoning, along with the consistent Etijaah, a stablemate of the selection.

Farraaj - Meydan 17:20

FARRAAJ ran much better for this yard when third over a mile last time and despite carrying top weight, is on a good mark based on the high-class form he's shown previously for Roger Varian, with the step back up in trip also sure to help here. Think Ahead had Elleval and Zamaam just in behind when winning a C&D handicap three weeks ago and all of them are worth considering, with the Godolphin runner taken to do best again, for all he had plenty go his way on that occasion.

Baccarat - Meydan 18:30

A chance is taken on BACCARAT, who won the Wokingham for Richard Fahey in 2014 and though missed the whole of last year, is on a good mark if retaining that sort of ability on debut for Godolphin. Recent C&D scorer Banaadeer is not dismissed lightly in this more demanding grade, while the tricky Naadirr is sure to prove popular back at 6f after his fast-finishing fourth over the minimum trip on return three weeks ago.

Timeform Dubai SmartPlays:
(All at Meydan)

Back Active Spirit in the 15:35
Back Farraaj in the 17:20
Back Baccarat in the 18:30

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