UAE Oaks: Timeform's Runner-by-Runner Guide

Christophe Soumillon will be aboard Emotif at 17:05.

Timeform analyse the Group 3 UAE Oaks staged at Meydan on Thursday...

"It could be worth chancing that Emotif improves significantly for her reappearance, as most from the yard continue to do, and she was an easy winner of her sole start last year..."

Lovely Pass continues to go the right way, beating several of these when landing the UAE 1000 Guineas here last time. Should stay this far and every reason to expect another bold show.

Emotif made just the one start in South Africa last year, winning a minor event by over 4 lengths. Still green and in need of run behind Lovely Pass here last time and no surprise if she can reverse form.

My Special J's finished runner-up first 2 starts before showing much improved form when winning Debutante Stakes at the Curragh last year. Looks flattered by that and well behind several of these last time.

Music Chart won 2 of her first 3 starts, and far from disgraced when third to Lovely Pass here last time, forced very wide off home turn. Likely to stay this far and no surprise if she reverses form.

Go Angellica won 2 of her first 3 starts last year, including a 4-runner listed race at Salisbury. Below form in better events subsequently and well beaten in UAE 1000 Guineas last time so best watched.

More Than Sotka was consistent for a different yard in France last year, and again gave her running when third to Music Chart on reappearance. Too keen behind Lovely Pass last time and this trip is a concern.

Mar Mar took a while to get off the mark, reacting positively to visor when winning at Doncaster in November. Blinkered when seeming to improve behind Lovely Pass latest but was able to dictate.

Shuruq won her maiden at Kempton last year and has shown much improved form when second to Music Chart and Lovely Pass in 2 starts this campaign. Claims again if staying this far.

Pure Excellence was kept busy last year but improved with her racing, winning 3 times in total including a listed race at Newmarket. Has disappointed in both the UAE 1000 and 2000 Guineas this year, however.

Timeform 1-2-3:
1. Emotif
2. Music Chart
3. Lovely Pass

Timeform Verdict: Several of these ran in the UAE 1000 Guineas last time, Lovely Pass coming out on top, but it could be worth chancing that Emotif improves significantly for her reappearance, as most from the yard continue to do, and she was an easy winner of her sole start last year. Music Chart could easily reverse form with Lovely Pass having had a poor run through last time and is feared most.

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