The Meydan Punt: Nick Driver with three horses he fancies to deliver in Dubai
Glorious Journey(5.25 Meydan)
This six-year-old is no stranger to Meydan or this race having won last year's edition by three-quarters of a length. After competing in some competitive Group races in Britain, this looks an easier assignment withthe other Godolphin-owned horses, especially D'Bai, rating as the main dangers. While he may not be much of a price, Glorious Journey should be winning this race.
Good Effort(3.40 Meydan)
It's not often you see a British challenger in the dirt sprint races but Good Effort looks just the type to have a go at the locals. He's been very good on the all-weather, winning his last fiveincluding two Listed races, showcasing his excellent front-running abilitythat willhelp himat Meydan. His pedigree suggests he can handle this surface, so there's plenty of ticks against his name.
While the 1m4f turf races are normally dominated by Godolphin, who have six in this field, an ex-Godolphin inmate could upset the apple cart. While Zaman is just out of the handicap, it might not be enough to stop him being involved at the business end. He ran Dubai Future within two lengths over this course and distance last year but now gets a huge swing in the weights with that rival and shouldn't be as big as his forecast price suggests. He's never run off a mark this low and you can forget his last two runs over an unsuitable trip.
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