It's all about the All-Weather again here in the UK Friday with Jack Frost playing havoc with the fixture list again. The Dubai Carnival continues on Friday, I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind being in Dubai at the moment rather than a very cold UK! Unfortunately I am here in the UK but I can at least enjoy the horseracing from Meydan and hopefully have a winner or two up my sleeve.
Best bet for the horseracing at Meydan
It’s no surprise Godolphin have a handful entered across the card but it doesn't look the strongest squad they will send out during the Carnival.Chandigah makes his stable debut in the 6f We One Presesented by DP World Maiden Stakes at 2.05 having shown some ability in Ireland as a two-year-old without winning. The son of Churchill was placed in a G.3 over this trip at the Curragh last summer and a repeat of that form would surely see him breaking his duck in this. New trainer Doug Watson knows the time of day and I am on at 7-4.
Wild Goddess has a considerable experience edge over her rivals in the mile Cocoa Beach Fillies' Stakes Presented By Jebel Ali Airport on the Dirt at 3.50. Twice a winner over 7f at HQ last year she was a little disappointing in the G.3 Sweet Solera Stakes in between those two victories. I think it’s interesting they try her on Dirt here, not an obvious thing to try looking at her pedigree. If she goes on the surface she has a chance but for me she is best watched until proving herself on the surface. Manama Gold looked a prospect when taking a Conditions race over seven here last month but is odds-on and too short for me all things considered. The race is worth watching to see how these two go with the rest of the Dubai Carnival in mind.