Ray Flanagan with Meydan Thursday selections
Meydan 4.50- Lyndon B and Freescape
Lyndon B was a progressive type last summer who was an unlucky third at Goodwood before winning nicely at Sandown. Looks type to progress further this term and an interesting recruit for the Carnival
Freescape represents David Marnane who had success here in the past with Elleval. Ran placed in two slightly stronger handicaps at last years event and returned to form recently with victory at Dundalk.
Meydan 6.35- Bay Of Poets
Not at his best at the 2019 Carnival but a couple of valid excuses- saddle slipping and so on. Also a little worrying that Appleby has offloaded him, however we are getting a big price today. Looks well worth considering on basis of 2018 Dubai efforts which included a good fifth in a listed affair prior to a decent second placing against the mighty Benbatl. Could have class edge here if time off has revived him.
1 pt win- Lyndon B-4.50 Meydan-6-1 General
0.75 pts ew- Freescape-4.50 Meydan-16-1 General
1.5 pts ew-Bay Of Poets-6.35 Meydan-25-1 P Power