Horse Racing
Dubai Millennium Stakes - Form Comments

19/02/2020 17:47

G3 – 2000m – Turf


Royal Meeting

Was the easy winner of a 1400m G1 at Chantilly on just his second career start. However he has only competed three times since that 2018 victory and will need to upgrade significantly from a modest Meydan debut in January. Up in distance.



Under an enterprising front-running ride he beat better fancied Godolphin candidates in this last year, responding well to pressure. No surprise if those tactics were tried again. Only raced twice subsequently last year.


Certain Lad

Has made his name in handicap company and he did spring a shock win on his Meydan debut with a fast-finishing defeat of 10 rivals over this distance last month. This is tougher.



This Scandinavian-trained colt has winning form over further than this at Norway’s Ovrevoll racecourse, seeming to like taking an early lead. However he was beaten a long way on his Meydan debut earlier this month and looks to have a mountain to climb in this G3.


Desert Encounter

This veteran has been improving with age, winning his last four starts most recently when coming from way off the speed to win a G1 in Canada. That was over 2400m and he’ll probably need a swift pace to win at this trip.



Let his supporters down in last October’s Arc at Longchamp on very soft ground but otherwise has a nearly impeccable record including when brutalising his opposition by 14 lengths in a 2400m G1 at Baden-Baden. No worries with this shorter trip, and he looks to have a class edge on this Meydan debut.