Timeform Dubai SmartPlays: Meydan, Thursday February 19

They race at Meydan on Thursday
They race at Meydan on Thursday

Timeform pick out the best bets on Thursday as the Dubai Carnival continues.

"A wide-open handicap in which Eastern Rules is taken to enhance his good Carnival record."

High On Life - 15:20

Little splits the majority of these though High On Life could be the exception. A progressive type for Jamie Osborne last year, he's since joined a good UAE yard, looks an ideal type for Carnival sprints and has scope off his current mark. Meydan stalwart Medicean Man is sure to go well off top weight while Lancelot du Lac went close over C&D 3 weeks ago and another bold bid is expected.

Artigiano - 17:05

Artigiano could finish only third behind I'm Back on dirt debut here last time though showed enough to suggest he can get closer on this occasion with a 7 lb swing in the weights, while being such a tricky customer,  he could well be much sharper for the application of blinkers. I'm Back is sure to make a bold hat-trick bid while Le Bernardin boasts some strong form this season and rates a big player.

Eastern Rules - 18:15

A wide-open handicap in which Eastern Rules is taken to enhance his good Carnival record. Twice a winner here last season, including over C&D off just 3 lb lower, he also ran well when chasing home Safety Check in a Group 2 last time. That was his first run since July and he may well benefit from it. Elsewhere Sirius Prospect rates a danger while Free Wheeling is respected off this lower turf mark.

Timeform Dubai SmartPlays
All at Meydan

Back High On Life in the 15:20
Back Artigiano in the 17:05
Back Eastern Rules in the 18:15

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