Timeform's Dubai expert Stephen Molyneux selects his best bets at Meydan on Saturday...
Energizer was far too keen for his own good when reappearing yet still managed to finish sixth to Sheikhzayedroad and he looks the one to be on now dropping in trip in the 16:30...
The sprint at 15:55 is an interesting little race, notable for the reappearance of Glass Office who has unfinished business as a sprinter, but it's likely he will need this and Take Ten looks a value alternative. The handicapper put him up for finishing third in a minor event at Jebel Ali in December but his two runs since then suggest the rise was fully justified, finishing fifth behind Ahtoug then shaping much better than the bare result when ninth to Alsaaeqah last time. He was poorly drawn that day, also badly hampered by the hanging Abstraction, and he again finished just behind Ahtoug who came out last week and ran such a good race when second to Medicean Man. The run of Ahtoug confirmed just how much those drawn more towards the near side were inconvenienced and Take Ten has the potential to go off at quite a nice price up against some lauded rivals.
Energizer was far too keen for his own good when reappearing yet still managed to finish sixth to Sheikhzayedroad and he looks the one to be on now dropping in trip in the 16:30. It was his first run since finishing last of six behind Thought Worthy in the Great Voltigeur at York in 2012 so he was fully entitled to need the outing, coupled with the fact he went off too hard in the hands of Mickael Barzalona, the pair clear for a long way before tiring late on. He was bought by Godolphin after making all in the Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot, plenty of smart performers behind him that day, and he can get back on track in a race that won't take a great deal of winning.
Sanshaawes bids to supplement recent gains in the 17:45 and there is no reason why Mike de Kock's charge can't defy a 5-lb rise for that comfortable success. He didn't have the greatest of strike rates in South Africa for his previous trainer, but de Kock already looks to have him going the right way, building on his fourth behind Gabrial with victory over Storm Belt and the bare margin doesn't really tell the whole story, Sanshaawes readily quickening to the front before idling. Connections have bigger races than this on the agenda, so they will be keen to see another comfortably victory to enable his rating to go up enough to get in those events, and that is what I fully expect.
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All at Meydan
Back Take Ten in the 15:55
Back Energizer in the 16:30
Back Sanshaawes in the 17:45