A world cup that is suited to the desert

24/03/2017 | By | Reply More

Saturday sees once of the world’s richest horse races take place at Meydan, the Dubai world cup.

Over the years I’ve moved from dabbling in the Meydan markets to doing them seriously. They often make for a useful addition on a dull day in the UK. Therefore I’d recommend a dabble in these markets if the volume is holding up and there is no clashing with other races. The world cup itself must be one of few where the prize money dwarfs the turnover on Betfair!

I once, I think it was 2010, got a fantastic result from this race. It just happened that everything fell into place perfectly that year, I haven’t replicated the feat since, but usually pull something useful out of the race and the card this Saturday. That’s why I recommend you have a look.

Last year was an excellent trading market with significant support for Postponed. It opened at 2.75 before being backed in heavily to start just under 2.00. This allowed me to produce my best result for a few years on this market.

This year we have the red hot favourite Arrogate heading the market at 1.40. This should give the market volumes a real kick. My experience at Meydan is that it generally produces quite good markets and on this Saturday in particular, some excellent ones. Therefore I suggest you pay extra attention to Meydan this Saturday with a view to spending some time on trading these races in between and sometimes instead of some of the weaker races in the UK.

Here is hoping that this year is favourable.

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