Friday, January 20, 2012

Week-end preview

What a big difference 2 short heads can make. Measuring Time and Mahbooba got touched off by the slimmest of margins just when they looked to bring the big bacon home. You win some and you lose some at the photo finish, and what could have been a great race day turned into a rather tepid one.

The Club Oceanic/Measuring Time each-way couple worked great as the latter came second at great odds. It would have been even better if he had won. The Prince Bishop/Spring of Fame each-way couple also worked wonders as they finished 1-2. Mutahadee beat Viscount Nelson for a 1-2 for the de Kock team, but the stable was not so lucky as Mahbooba got pipped on the line by First City in the Cape Verdi. Finally, Disa Leader did not show much in his first race in Dubai as he flattened in the straight when well-placed throughout.

On Saturday, I like Dubawi Cheetah in the 12:50 maiden mile race. He finished an encouraging second in his debut twelve days ago and he is entitled to further improvement. Unless one of the newcomers is out of the ordinary, this runner from the Fahey stable should have no trouble winning this race. I recommend him as a straight Win.

In football, I cannot see any certainties in the Premier League. Obviously, the 2 games of interest at the top pit the 2 Manchester teams against Londoners Arsenal and Tottenham. The results of these matches can go either
way, so it would be speculation to try to find the winners.

In La Liga, Real Madrid should resume winning ways as it hosts Athletic Bilbao. This should be a straigtht win for the Los Blancos provided they have recovered from the mid-week defeat at the hands of Barcelona. A Win recommendation is placed on the hosts. Barcelona travel to Malaga and they should at least get a point of that game; so I recommend them as a draw-no-bet.

Win: Dubawi Cheetah, Real Madrid
Draw-no-bet: Barcelona

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