Meydan Preview - 10/01/2019

15:05 - Estihdaaf

Godolphin can roll on after their fine start last week to the Dubai World Cup Festival season, with a winner in the form of Ehstidaaf in the opener.

This 3yo has won a maiden at Leicester, UK, and probably needs to improve on the bare level, but certainly has the potential to do so.

Trainer and jockey in good form, both bagging winners this time last week, and this colt should be making the frame.

15:40 - Al Seen Legacy’s

Al Seen Legacy’s can add to his UAE 2,000 Guineas claims with a victory in the trial on the dirt for Doug Watson.

A 16/1 winner on debut here in a 7f maiden – and was the yard’s second string based on jockey bookings that day.

Can prove that was no fluke with another solid run here, and now has Pat Dobbs in charge of steering.

16:15 - Major Partnership

Saeed bin Suroor and Christophe Soumillion team up again on Major Partnership, who looks a top sort.

This 4yo has three wins from five outings over six furlongs to a mile in Britain, and now heads to the Middle-East for the Winter season to get his 4yo campaign off to a flying start.

Major Partnership looks to have Major claims.

16:50 - Gold Town

Charlie Appleby had a year to remember in 2018, and can carry that into the New Year with success in this Group 2 on the dirt with Gold Town.

This 4yo won his first two starts on this surface last term, most notably when storming clear to win the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas in February in sensational style.

Last seen fourth to Mendelssohn in the UAE Derby, but drop back to a mile will surely bring him back to his best.

17:25 - Glassy Waters

Glassy Waters bar one blip, enjoyed an exciting 4yo campaign last term, and looks to get back to business in the Special Olympics Cup on the dirt track.

Hayley Turner was aboard all three wins in the last 18 months, and heads to the Middle East to partner another one of our Saeed Bin Suroor selections.

Solid chance to be involved.

18:00 - Equitant

The final race at Meydan on Thursday is the Cepsa Energy Cup, and Equitant looks to open Joseph O'Brien's foreign account for the year.

A smart horse on his day at Dundalk, where he has won twice in his last three appearances, will look to transfer that abroad to take on some of the leading stables around.

Deserves his place here after fine progression in the latter stages of 2018, and should produce a challenge under a man who knows the course very well - Pat Cosgrave.

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