Dubai World Cup: Timeform's Tote guide

Timeform have a crack at the pick 6 at Meydan

All eyes will be on Meydan on Saturday and, with Tote pools sure to swell, Timeform provide you with their small-stakes pick 6 permutation...

"The Mike de Kock-trained Shea Shea is a warm favourite, deservedly so based on his impressive defeat of Sole Power here last time, and there is little reason to suspect he won’t make a bold bid once again."

14:25- Lines Of Battle looks capable of showing improved form stepping up in trip, and it is worth noting that his master handler won this race last year with a horse that had also finished down the field at the Breeders' Cup. It is also well worth keeping Godolphin's Secret Number onside, considering the potential he has shown in his career to date, and he looked like a really useful prospect as he came home strongly to mow down his rivals here last time.

15:05- The Mike de Kock-trained Shea Shea is a warm favourite, deservedly so based on his impressive defeat of Sole Power here last time, and there is little reason to suspect he won't make a bold bid once again. Sole Power, second to Ortensia in this contest last year, did shape well behind Shea Shea, and the 2010 Nunthorpe winner clearly possesses plenty of ability. He is likely to come on for that run and represents a real threat to the likely favourite.

15:45- Mental is taken to overcome a potentially tricky draw and build on the positive impression he created when beating Kavanagh here last time. Mental relishes a strong pace and there is every chance the race will be set up for him today.

16:40- Trade Storm looked to have plenty in hand when winning the Zabeel Mile here last time and has to rate as the selection. He has looked a bit tricky on the odd occasion, but there has been little wrong with his performances of late and he is clearly thriving at present. It is probably prudent to add a second string to our bow, however, and we will add Mike de Kock's Igugu. A winner of 10 of her 12 starts in South Africa, she has failed to impress on either start at Meydan but it is too soon to be writing her off, and she merits inclusion.

17:20- Gentildonna's defeat of Orfevre looks like the best form on offer and the Japanese raider should prove difficult to beat. She faces some faces familiar to British viewers in the shape of St Nicholas Abbey and Await The Dawn but, while they are likely to run well, they may find the hugely-progressive Gentildonna slightly too good.

18:05- Hunter's Light has simply been thriving under these conditions and looks set to beat off a strong American challenge. Silvestre de Sousa has struck up a good partnership with Saeed Bin Suroor's five-year-old and there is little reason to suspect he won't go very close, coming into this race on the back of some highly impressive performances.

Selections:

14:25- 4, 7
15:05- 7, 15
15:45- 10
16:40- 6, 14
17:20- 8
18:05- 4
= 8 lines

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