Dubai Racing Carnival – 20th January 2012

Today see’s more action from the excellent Dubai Racing Carnival (#DRC) at Meydan, starting earlier than usual at 11am (GMT) this time round.I’m afraid I am running a little late this morning so have to keep things pretty brief, and can’t go into the sorts of depths I was hoping to get into, hopefully you’ll be able to get enough information out of this to influence today’s betting opportunities.

The first race is too tricky really to be getting involved in, but Royal Destination is overpriced at 33-1, back over a more suitable trip it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise to see him run well – he has the figures in the book to do so.

My first bet of the day runs in the (11:35) where I am taking on the highly touted and much fancied stable-mate Prince Bishop, with Spring Of Fame. He has good form at the Carnival from last year and some really good speed figures in the book on Tapeta, he goes well fresh and I’m expecting a big run first time up.

My next interest comes in the (12:45), a conditions sprint over six furlongs. I’ve had a look through and my figures tell me it’s going to be difficult to split both Alo Pura and Reynaldothewizard, so I’m backing them both. Reynaldothewizard looks ready to run big second up off a break, and he did so over seven furlongs last season, whereas Alo Pura comes into this running the fastest time at Jebel Ali of the season on her most recent start, defeating in-form Mujaazef – she also has solid form at Meydan on the Tapeta and looks set for another big run.

The Cape Verdi Stakes is the feature race on the card, and the Group 2 event at (1:20) really should be going the way of Mahbooba. She exploded over an extra furlong last time up, and a repeat of that performance will see her destroy these and although I really get involved in backing short priced horses, she rated a pretty solid proposition at 8-13.

Finally the last race on the card (1:55) is a rather trappy handicap on the turf over a mile, whereby you can expect solid runs from both The Rectifier, Disa Leader and at the head of the market Start Right. However one takes my eye at a price, and despite the bad draw out wide, the style in which Navajo Chief runs in his race (prominent) should be able to overcome that draw and go very close off this mark at what is a massive price at 14-1.

Apologies for not being very in-depth today, got plenty of things I need to get done and not much time to do it in, hopefully a little more ‘together’ for tomorrow’s meeting.

[notification_box]My Bets:
1pt win Spring Of Fame @ 7-1 with Bet365, Boylesports
1pt win Alo Pura @ 7-1 with Bet365, Boylesports, Betfred
1pt win Reynaldothewizard @ 7-1 with Ladbrokes, Boylesports
3pts win Mahbooba @ 8-13 with William Hill
1pt win Navajo Chief @ 14-1 with Bet365, Ladbrokes[/notification_box]


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