Steve Palmer's Dubai Championship second-round preview, best bets, free tips
Dynamic French duo can forge forward in Fire Course sunshine
When to watch
Sky Sports Main Event and Golf, 8am Friday
Antoine Rozner to win threeball
2pts 11-10 general
Romain Langasque to win threeball
2pts 6-5 Betfred, BoyleSports
JB Hansen carded a nine-under-par opening round of 63 to set the pace in the Dubai Championship at the Fire Course, the ante-post 50-1 chance shortening to 9-1 having forged a two-shot lead.
Hansen, whose only European Tour triumph came with a two-shot Joburg Open success just under a year ago, tees off at 11.40am local time (7.40am UK and Ireland) in round two.
Second-round threeball punters are pointed towards a pair of Frenchmen. Defending champion Antoine Rozner loves this venue and a Thursday 65 was enough for him to leave playing partners Padraig Harrington and Stephen Gallacher behind. A repeat success can be expected (7.50am UK).
Romain Langasque is swinging superbly, finding fairways for fun, and that long-game solidity gives him an edge over Oliver Wilson and David Law in the 7.30am contest.
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