ROYAL RIDGE has been well beaten on both dirt starts this season though shaped considerably better than the 15 lengths sixth he finished here last time, missing the break though incredibly leading turning for home. A chance is worth taking on him back over 7f. Giftorm has run well this Carnival and virtually looks the one to beat while Filfil should make another bold bid despite dropping to 7f.
Meydan (United Arab Emirates) 15:55
0m 7f 0y
MCCABE CREEK confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut when runner-up at Ludlow last month, and the handicapper may have let him in lightly, his bumper ability another cause for optimism. Monday's Plumpton winner Rathealy has to be respected under a penalty, with Coup de Grace also of interest.
2m 0f 110y
MUHDIQ really caught the eye when a strong-finishing fifth over C&D 7 days ago, and with a good pace seemingly assured, he gets the nod from a 1 lb lower mark. Boom The Groom is better than he showed last time and shouldn't be dismissed lightly, with Masamah also fancied to be thereabouts.
0m 5f 6y