Safety Check will end this year's Dubai Carnival unbeaten after getting the job done once more in the Zabeel Mile at Meydan.
PRIMROSE VALLEY (Lingfield, nap, 4.00) is progressing rapidly and looks set to add another decent pot to her account on Friday.
Rich Again (stall 2 of 7) is on a five-timer after four wins at Wolverhampton but James Bethell’s much improved six-year-old might prove vulnerable now switching from Tapeta to Polytrack in the 7f Ladbrokes Handicap at Lingfield on Friday afternoon (4.30). He won over 6f here back in 2012 but that was off a 24lb lower mark and his three subsequent course outings have seen him beaten at odds of 11-4f, 2-1f and 9-2. In fact, offspring of Amadeus Wolf have been pretty disappointing here recently, with only two winning from 56 representatives (3.6% strike-rate in the past two years. Backing them all bind would have returned a loss of £48.00 to a 31 level stake (-86.7% on turnover).
It was a case of quality over quantity for Paul Nicholls as he paraded fourteen of his leading Cheltenham Festival hopes at Ditcheat on Tuesday. Silviniaco Conti bids to make it third time lucky in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, having led at the last in 2014, while he was travelling ominously when falling the previous year.