The horse racing week ahead

Following on from a bit of a horror show for me on Saturday, three seconds tipped on the day, I am licking the wounds a bit today. I am not that excited by anything early this week but there are a few betting opportunities hopefully as the week progresses.

Looking back at the weekend quickly. I left Shishkin alone on Saturday, as much as I wanted to see him win, as my gambling brain told me you just couldn't back him after his recent troubles taking on a new trip. He well and truly confirmed his wellbeing and rightly now heads the market for the Ryanair at the Cheltenham Festival. It was great to see him back in the winners enclosure and it must be all systems go for the Festival now.

As for this week as I say I am unlikely to get involved much early in the week but we certainly have plenty to look forward to. On Friday we have the last of the Dubai Carnival meetings at Meydan before Super Saturday and Dubai World Cup night in March. It's a decent card with three or four big pots in offer.

They also race at Riyadh on Friday as the first day of the Saudi Cup meeting but Saturday is the big day out in Saudi Arabia. On Saturday the nine-furlong $20 million Group One Saudi Cup is  heading a card with five Group Three's as the supporting act with plenty of star names out in the desert looking to secure a share of some very big prizes. My weekend is looking like having a rather Arabic feel to it as I will no doubt be getting involved at Meydan and Riyadh; even though Doha was exactly kind to me this weekend.

Continuing the sandy feel to this post, kind of, on the All-Weather in the UK on Saturday at Lingfield Park they have the Group Three Winter Derby plus the Listed Hever Sprint on their card.
Kempton Park is the main card here in Britain on Saturday where they have a trio of Grade Two's for Novices, plus the Coral Trophy. 

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