7f (Row) Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Rockfel Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (2yo)
This looks wide open if you can see past the clear form horse, Shuwari, who beat a subsequent Group One winner last time out. I’m never afraid to take on a short price favourite in a juvenile race as they’re all improving at different rates, and ZENJABEELA makes plenty of appeal as an unexposed 14/1 shot. Roger Varian always sends his best fillies to this race, saddling the 1-2 in 2019, and this looks a bold entry for the son of on-fire sire Too Darn Hot. Her pedigree is awesome, with champion grandsires Dubawi and Galileo and her granddams are triple-Group One winning mare Dar Re Mi and the dam of Group One winners Alpha Centauri, Discoveries and Alpine Star. Zenjabeela has won her last two races, winning at Beverley last time out when denied a clear run – the second was in receipt of 6lb and has won a handicap off 83 since – and she’s improving with every start.
1pt win Zenjabeela @14/1, 15:00 Newmarket, FridayLeave a comment