Meydan, Thursday 10/1

HERE are the runner comments for the second 2019 Carnival meeting at Meydan in Dubai, Thursday 10 January.

Race 3: Faith and Fortune (ARG), 1600m dirt

“Faith and Fortune is twice an easy winner on dirt in Argentina, but the dirt tracks there are completely different the one at Meydan so we can’t draw a parallel. He’s a horse that hasn’t shown us much in work, he’s done what he’s had to do. The race will teach us more about him.”

Race 4: Mujaafy (AUS), 1200m turf

Race 5: Light The Lights (SAF), 1900m dirt
“He ran a fair race after a rest on turf last week but will battle to be competitive on turf off his 111 rating, so we’re switching him to dirt for the first time. We really can’t predict how he will run, this is entirely experimental.  His sire Western Winter was an exclusive sand horse and produced a few that performed on sand, but that’s about all we can go on.”

Baroot, takes a step up in class.

Baroot, takes a step up in class.

Race 7:  Baroot (GB) and Bold Rex (SAF) 1600m turf
“Baroot is a game performer, but he takes a jump in class here and will improve with the run. Bold Rex is doing very well. He had three poor runs at last year’s Carnival, but you can draw a line through that, he is a different horse this year. We’ll be looking for a good run to start off, but he will come on with the run.”



  1. Thanks Mike, I like your Runner faith and Fortune, the stallion sire is a Quality stallion and the dam side are very good dirt family, the dam has won with both foals shes produced, won on turf but 5th and 6th on grade 1 races on the dirt, the family going back is very well regarded Dirt Pedigree of notable high class winners in the family so I think you are being a bit Diplomatic, I tell you what if this Burj takes to the Dirt, the family arent Dirt so it can go one way or the Other but if he does he could be a world cup winner at 4 for Said Bin Suroor,

    I know he is much much better than he has actually shown on the track and that may have been Deliberate.