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Dubai World Cup Super Saturday Tips

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Dubai World Cup Super Saturday Tips

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The Dubai Carnival concludes with Super Saturday, headlined by the Dubai World Cup at 4:35pm. Hot on the heels of the Cheltenham Festival, it’s another marquee event at horse racing betting sites and the jewel in the crown at Meydan each year. We have you covered with the best Dubai World Cup day tips, odds and analysis. 

Race Selection OddsBet With
12:05 Isolate 9/2William Hill
12:40 Siskany 7/2William Hill
1:15 As Dasim 3/1888sport
1:50 Perriere 10/1bet365
2:25 Switzerland 9/2 BoyleSports
3:10 Danon Beluga 7/1 bet365
4:00 Equinox Evs Coral
4:35 T O Keynes 12/1 bet365

12:05 – Godolphin Mile – Isolate 

Isolate has been running as though a step up in trip would suit. Having been a running-on second in his last two starts in Group 3 races over six furlongs at Meydan, he should appreciate this step up in distance. With winning form over seven furlongs at Saratoga in the book, he should see this trip out well. 

12:40 – Dubai Gold Cup – Siskany

Meydan is a happy hunting ground for Godolphin, and they should get off the mark on Super Saturday with Siskany. Winner of the Nad Al Sheba Trophy over 1m6f last time, he wasn’t showing any signs of stopping at the finish. Ascot Gold Cup winner and last year’s winner of this race, Subjectivist, has been a drifter in the betting recently, likely due to the poor draw that all but assures a rough trip. 

1:15 – Al Quoz Sprint – Al Dasim

George Boughey’s Al Dasim has been a revelation at Meydan this year. Having won back-to-back races at Wolverhampton at the back-end of 2022, the three-year-old has won three on the trot in Dubai, most recently in a Group 3 over course and distance. In receipt of a handy weight for age allowance, Al Dasim looks like the pick. 

1:50 – UAE Derby – Perriere

Oisin Murphy rides for Japan and will be hoping for more success in the UAE Derby aboard Perriere. Third behind Derma Sotogake at Kawasaki in December, who re-opposes today, Perriere should be able to get a handy position from the 3 stall. It’s hard to compare international form, but he rates a solid each-way bet. 

2.25 – Dubai Golden Shaheen – Switzerland

In spite of his advancing years, Switzerland looks well-prepped for a crack at winning a second straight Golden Shaheen. A shock winner at 20/1 in the race last year, he’s been seen only once since, winning a Group 3 over course and distance. As a nine-year-old, he should improve for that comeback run and hold every chance. 

3.10 – Dubai Turf – Danon Beluga

This looks sure to be run at a fierce gallop, with any number of front-runners in the race. That should play to the strengths of Danon Beluga, who has plenty of form over further in top-class Japanese races, including when going down by just over a length to Equinox, who’s favourite for the Sheema Classic. A serious pace collapse could make this a strange result, but Joao Moreira’s mount should be running on late for a place at least. 

4:00 - Dubai Sheema Classic – Equinox

Equinox is the shortest price of all runners on Super Saturday, and it’s clear why. Winner of two Group 1s in Japan since October, Christophe Lemaire’s mount appears to be an uncomplicated ride in terms of tactics, with enough speed to choose how to run the race, stamina to see it out well and class to put Saturday’s opposition to bed. 

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4:35 – Dubai World Cup – T O Keynes

From being beaten a short head in a listed race at Lingfield to favourite for a £6 million race at Meydan in little over four months, it’s been quite the rise for Simon & Ed Crisford’s Algiers. The draw hasn’t been very kind, though, and he’s far from assured of a smooth passage. 

The latter applies to Country Grammer, who’s drawn one outside of the favourite. The selection is T O Keynes. Despite being beaten by Ushba Tesoro last time, there was a lot to like about the run. Oisin Murphy takes over in the saddle for this, and, at double-digit odds, could provide a mini-upset for Japan, and complete a huge comeback for Murphy. 

Be sure to check out our best horse racing betting sites for the Dubai World Cup free bet offers, odds and more, or visit our daily racing tips page for the best bets on UK and Irish horse racing every day. 

About the Author

Adam has worked in online betting for pretty much his entire adult life. Having spent over a decade working for some of the biggest online bookmakers in their operations and content teams, NFL and fantasy NFL are Adam's main focus, but there's always room for some golf, horse racing and soccer, particularly soccer card markets.