2022 Dubai Sheema Classic Betting Odds at Meydan racecourse

Saturday, 26 March 2022

The Dubai World Cup meeting includes the Dubai Sheema Classic and this is a big race on the Meydan racecard, with Shahryar, Yibir and Chrono Genesis among the main pretenders. Mishriff was the winner of the 2021 race and many punters will want to compare the betting site odds in order to get the value.

There are lots of big contenders and it’s worth monitoring the Dubai Sheema Classic prices including the each-way terms when it comes to each betting site. You can also place a horse racing bet on a runner to place, while there is sometimes the chance to claim a price boost along the way.

2022 Dubai Sheema Classic Tips

The past seven Dubai Sheema Classic races have seen a succession of four-year-olds and five-year-olds claim a victory. It therefore means we should be looking at horses of this age when it comes to the 2022 horse racing odds, with John Gosden and Charlie Appleby having dominated the landscape in recent years.

Mishriff was the four-year-old who claimed the spoils in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic put paid to the 2020 renewal, while Hawkbill and Old Persian having obliged for trainer Appleby in the preceding years and that triumph happened after Jack Hobbs was another winner for Godolphin Racing.

Shahryar is among the Dubai Sheema Classic betting favourites, with trainer Hideaki Fujiwara hoping that his four-year-old can produce a bright performance when it comes to the Meydan racecard. The horse was last seen in the Grade 1 Tokyo Cup on 28 November 2021, with the horse finishing a decent third at Tokyo Racecourse.

The runner finished fourth in the Kobe Shimbun Hai when being sent off as the 4/5 betting favourite, while the 30 May 2021 saw Shahryar secure a famous victory in the Tokyo Yushun which is also known as the Japanese Derby, so we know that the horse has the pedigree to perform well here.

Mishriff can’t be ignored and we will always take previous runners seriously when it comes to our Dubai World Cup meeting tips. The horse broke the race time record in 2021 and could return even better as a five-year-old. The horse was sent off at horse racing betting odds of 4/1 last year before landing the spoils by a neck.

The horse was previously sent off as 13/8 betting favourite in the Qipco Champion Stakes on British Champions Day, with the runner suffering from a sluggish start. However, jockey David Egan gave Mishriff a tremendous spin when winning the Juddmonte International Stakes on 18 August 2021.

Yibir is another interesting runner and it’s clear why many punters are making this horse their Dubai Sheema Classic betting tip. The horse has racked up three impressive recent victories and jockey William Buick produced the goods when steering the runner to success in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf.

The Charlie Appleby-trained runner came up with the goods when winning the Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes at Belmont Stakes on 18 September 2021, with this being a two-and-a-half length win, while the horse demonstrated a winning mentality at the Knavesmire when winning the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes.