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Meydan Tips - Best Bets on Super Saturday

  • We take a look through the card on Super Saturday at Meydan
  • Two Grade One races headline a stacked card
  • Walton Street is the hot-favourite to win the City Of Gold
  • Al Suhail is our best bet of the day in the Jebel Hatta
  • Golden Goal and Roman Rosso are our best each-way bets
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Walton Street ridden by William Buick wins the Dubai Racing Club Classic. (Getty)

The penultimate week of the Dubai World Cup Carnival takes place this weekend. The card at Meydan on Super Saturday is headlined by two lucrative Grade Ones, the Jebel Hatta and the final of the Al Maktoum Challenge.

We've taken a look through Saturday's card at Meydan and picked out our best betting tips.

Meydan Tips - Saturday 6th March

Race 2 - Walton Street

It's impossible to look beyond WALTON STREET in the opening Graded race on Saturday. Charlie Appleby's charge romped to victory in the Dubai Racing Club Classic Handicap in January, beating Dubai Future by five lengths when giving his rival two pounds.

Dubai Future has since boosted the form with a win of his own, and the two reoppose off level weights. Apart from the second-favorite, none of the other runners bring strong form to the table. This should be a fairly simple task for Walton Street.

Race 4 - Golden Goal

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I think it's worth taking the market leaders on here, and GOLDEN GOAL offers plenty of each-way appeal. Doug Watson's seven-year-old powered home over seven furlongs in the Al Furjan on his reappearance, and didn't run badly when fifth behind Hypothetical on his step back up to a mile.

Golden Goal appeared not to get home over the trip that day, but the overall time of that race was a second quicker than standard, and Watson's charge was forced to tread a wide path throughout. 

North America will want to make the running, but he's getting on a bit now. Golden Goal should be able to slot in nicely from a central draw and take aim at the leader turning for home.

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Al Suhail bolts up in the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes at Newmarket. (Getty)

Race 5 - Al Suhail

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Lord Glitters and Court House fought out the finish with Zakouski in the recent Al Rashidya, and both have to be respected. However, I've been waiting for AL SUHAIL (NAP) to run again for a while now, and I think Charlie Appleby's four-year-old is the one to beat.

On his last start at Newmarket back in July, Al Suhail spreadeagled the field in the Sir Henry Cecil Stakes, powering to a six-length victory. That win came on good-to-soft ground, but most of his best juvenile form came on quicker surfaces, and this step up in trip should come naturally.

This will be the first time Al Suhail has been around a bend, but he's been drawn in four and the three inside him often start slowly. William Buick will grab the rail to help his mount settle down, and he could have too much speed for his rivals in the closing stages.

Salute The Soldier and Thegreatcollection are capable of beating each other on any given night. Secret Ambition has been in good form at a lower level recently, but has been comfortably beaten by both of the market leaders.

Hypothetical has almost four lengths to find on Secret Ambition. New Trails usually comes up short in Graded company, and Firnas was only good enough to finish fifth last time out, despite a clean passage through the race.

The one I like at an each-way price is ROMAN ROSSO. Satish Seemar's six-year-old ran in Round 1 of the Al Maktoum Challenge, and was getting tapped for toe at an early stage over a mile. Roman Rosso stuck to his guns well and finished impressively, crossing the line just a short-head behind Salute The Soldier in fourth.

This step up in trip will definitely suit and he should have come on for that return outing. Considering Roman Rosso finished so close to the two at the head of the market, 20/1 looks a big price.


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