As is normally the case, there’s a few potential top notchers at the head of the market, and of those of be particularly interested in Ajyaall, but he really needs a big run soon to get in. His stablemate Ilaraab looks an equally likely one.
The one I am going to bet early though is King Ottokar. Slightly disappointing in The Balmoral, but I’m sure he’s better than that, and he ran well here last season, when nothing much went his way. I think his price is fair with five places, but he’s Win Only just now.
I have backed Path Of Thunder at 33/1 EW for this race but he is currently in the UAE.
He ran a good 3rd today at Meydan and was backed down from 33/1 to 8/1. Will he stay in the Emirates for the World Cup Festival or come home for the Lincoln? Have to wait and see now. Jac
Interesting to see that Eastern World who won that race at Meydan today is also declared.
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