Dubai Turf Betting Odds Comparison - Meydan

27/03/2021 15:20:00

2021 Dubai Turf Betting Tips

The 2021 Dubai Turf takes place on Saturday 27 March and forms part of an illustrious Dubai World Cup night racecard, with the qualified horses competing over a distance of 1,800 metres and it will take place at Meydan Racecourse, one of the leading race tracks in the United Arab Emirates.

Indeed, the Dubai Turf is one of the biggest horse races in the UAE racing season and this is illustrated by the fact that winning connections can scoop around $6 million in prize money, with this Group 1 flat horse race being run over one mile and one furlong, with the race open to any horses aged four or older.

Who Are the Favourites to Win 2021 Dubai Turf?

The 2021 Dubai Turf betting odds are starting to hot up, with Contrail currently trading as favourite with some bookmakers and this Japanese horse recently enjoyed a six-race winning run before being narrowly thwarted by Almond Eye in the recent Japan Cup, although there is still plenty to like about a horse likely to line up in this race.

Contrail was an impressive winner of the Japanese St Leger race when obliging over one mile and seven furlongs at short odds and should benefit from this type of distance for the Dubai Turf, with Yoshito Yahagi looking to get a fine tune out of a horse that looks certain to qualify.

Mishriff is another interesting contender and the John Gosden-trained runner recently scored an impressive victory when landing the spoils in the Saudi Cup, with the horse beating American raider Charlatan to deliver the goods and the horse certainly bounced back from a sub-par display in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

The betting for the Dubai Turf is still taking shape although Lord Glitters looks to be another likely starter in this race and the David O’Meara-trained charge won the Group 2 Singspiel Stakes at Meydan in January before finishing third in the Al Rashidiya at the same course.

The History of the Dubai Turf

The Dubai Turf has been in operation since 1996 and forms the centrepiece of Dubai World Cup night in March, with the opening few runnings of this race taking place on a dirt track although it was switched to turf in 2000 and this encounter then achieved Group 1 status in 2002. From that point onwards, it has grown in prestige to become one of the leading horse races in the world.

The Dubai Turf has been run at Meydan Racecourse since 2010. Previously to this, the race occurred at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse and this has been a race that has formed part of the Asian Mile Challenge on the racing calendar.