The carnival is in full flow at Meydan, and today sees the UAE 1,000 Guineas and Round 2 of the Al Maktoum Challenge among the race card.
I have a couple of big priced horses that are of interest over there, the first of which is in the Guineas race. Current joint market leaders are Emotif (5/2 BetVictor and Bet365) and Music Pass (11/4 Ladbrokes, Betfred and BetVictor). However my selection in this, Lovely Pass, already has the beating of stablemate and Trial Winner, Music Pass at Ascot, when last seen.
This will only be her 5th race, and her first time on the track since September, so she will go fresh in this, and at 10/1 with Ladbrokes, she looks a massive price.
The second of today’s selections races in the final race of the day at Meydan. Mike de Kock has 2 horses in this, and both of them have a good chance. Paul Hanagan takes the mount of Royal Ridge, who is a nice price in a tight looking affair.
This will be the 1st time on the tapeta, and improvement could be forthcoming from the horse. At 5/1 with a load of bookies, including Paddy Power, Bet365, Betfred, Boylesports and Ladbrokes who all offer best odds guaranteed, the price could offer terrific value. De Kock’s other horse, Jet Legend, could also get involved at a bigger price 12/1 (BetVictor and Sportingbet) particularly if you’re looking for some e/w value, but personal preference is for the mount of the former champion jockey Paul Hanagan.
4:25 Meydan – Lovely Pass (10/1)
6:10 Meydan – Royal Ridge (5/1)