Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Jebel Ali, Friday October 31

The Dubai season starts on Friday
The Dubai season starts on Friday

The first meeting of the winter in Dubai comes from Jebel Ali. Here are Timeform's best bets.

"Rochester is selected on debut for the Doug Watson yard."

Street Act - 10:15

A competitive handicap to start the season. Street Act is the choice of Royston Ffrench and is now only 3 lb higher than when winning easily here on his return last season. Ukrainian also has solid claims for Ali Rashid Al Raihe, he too is off a workable mark, though the unexposed Exploratory should have more to offer this year and is preferred for second.

Fityaan - 11:45

The fitness and wellbeing of most of these has to be taken on trust and a chance is taken on Fityaan, an inconsistent but talented performer on his day. His nose second to Take Ten in a listed contest over C&D in March makes him a major player. Mujaazef was a close fifth that day and a repeat of that should see him go close, while it wouldn't take much for Zalzilah to be involved on UAE debut.

Rochester - 12:15

Rochester is selected on debut for the Doug Watson yard. He improved from his first run when fifth at Lingfield for Saeed bin Suroor and really wouldn't have to progress much more to take this. Ali Rashid Al Raihe's newcomer Mutahaddith appeals more than most, while Marhi, who was runner-up in this last year, may have to settle for a minor role once again.

Timeform Dubai SmartPlays
All at Jebel Ali

Back Street Act in the 10:15
Back Fityaan in the 11:45
Back Rochester in the 12:15

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