Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Thursday January 28

Meydan hosts the fourth fixture of the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival
Meydan hosts the fourth fixture of the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Timeform pick out the three best bets from the latest meeting of the 2016 Dubai World Cup Carnival...


"Wychwood Warrior shaped well over C&D three weeks ago, striking as one who could go on from that reappearance..."

Divine - Meydan 15:35

This is a competitive race, but Divine gets the vote as she steps back up in trip following her good second behind impressive winner Ertijaal over five furlongs here three weeks ago, with Christophe Soumillon also taking over in the saddle. Roi du Vitesse and Kanaf are players despite their advancing years, especially off the back of recent runs, while Jamesie was competitive off much higher marks here last term and Sholaan has C&D form and represents and in-form yard.


Forries Waltz - Meydan 16:45

Mike de Kock has a strong hand in the feature race on the card, the Group 2 Al Rashidiya, led by Forries Waltz who impressed when winning a Carnival handicap on his return. This longer trip will suit him and he's open to further improvement, so looks worth a bet. Things haven't gone to plan for Ertijaal (a different Ertijaal to the one mentioned above) since he impressively won the Cape Derby last January and he might need this first start for eight month, but he needs considered all the same, while Earnshaw should step up on his recent return. de Kock's other runner Mujaarib won this in 2014 and is not ruled out.


Wychwood Warrior - Meydan 18:30

Wychwood Warrior shaped well over C&D three weeks ago, striking as one who could go on from that reappearance, and his yard (Mick Halford) does really well with its Carnival runners. Dark Emerald is again drawn wide, but he's sure to be popular back over a mile after his recent return, and certainly took to racing here last season. They look the pair to concentrate on, though Mutamakkin is a fascinating runner for Mike De Kock.


Timeform Dubai SmartPlays:
(All at Meydan)

Back Divine in the 15:35
Back Forries Waltz in the 16:45
Back Wychwood Warrior in the 18:30


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