Timeform's Dubai team pick out the bets on New Year's Day.
"Tadmir ended last season on a high with victory in a valuable event in China and has continued his good form this term..."
Blue Creek - 12:00 Meydan
An above-average maiden for the track and Blue Creek is certainly the most fascinating runner in the race, being the first foal of Godolphin's multiple Group 1 winner Blue Bunting. He made a good impression when winning a trial here recently and is taken to make a winning debut at the expense of Tobaco, another previous trial winner who should learn plenty from his racecourse bow at Jebel Ali two weeks ago, while Mike De Kock's newcomer Jununee is another to note.
Just A Penny - 13:10 Meydan
Just A Penny has already made a good start for this yard, including winning at Jebel Ali last time and a 4 lb rise won't rule out a bold follow-up bid from a handy draw, especially as he remains with potential. There's a few to consider in a wide-open event, including stablemate Tadarrok, while Sky Jockey got off the mark last time and there could be more to come with a first-time visor applied.
Tadmir - 14:55 Meydan
Tadmir ended last season on a high with victory in a valuable event in China and has continued his good form this term, winning a big field event at Sharjah before bumping into a highly progressive sort at Jebel Ali latest. He's taken to score ahead of Makzon who made an encouraging UAE/dirt debut here 15 days ago and is shortlisted, along with Almerzem who is a player if taking to the dirt.
Timeform Dubai SmartPlays
All at Meydan
Back Blue Creek in the 12:00
Back Just A Penny in the 13:10
Back Tadmir in the 14:55