Richard Fahey column ahead of Ribchester Dubai run

Last Updated March 30 2017, 10:35Racing

Our star columnist Richard Fahey looks ahead to Ribchester's run in the Dubai Turf at Meydan plus his team heading to Naas.

I’m really looking forward to running Ribchester in the Dubai Turf at Meydan on Saturday.

I’m delighted with how his preparation has gone. He travelled over great, is working well and looks a picture. We couldn’t be more pleased with him.

He steps up to nine furlongs here but I believe he’ll stay. I just hope they go a good even gallop and he drops his head and relaxes because he can over-race a bit but I’ll leave tactics to William Buick. He know the horse well.

We have a good draw in one, I’d rather be low than high round here, and I just hope he runs his race. On form he’s right up there and there’s every reason to believe he can make up into an even better horse at four.

He looks stronger, has a very good top line now, and was always going to improve with age. We’ll know a lot more after Saturday but it’s an exciting start to his year.

We also have runners at Naas on the first day of the Irish turf Flat season.

Tatlisu is first up in the Naas Racecourse Lauches The 2017 Flat Season Handicap. He’s very fit and very well and the testing ground will suit him. It’s just a question of whether he’s good enough in a very competitive handicap.

Party Tiger is another who has been in action on the all-weather over the winter and he heads into the Palmerstown House Madrid Handicap in good form. He’ll love the ground.

Spring Offensive was struggling to even getting into the consolation race for the Lincoln at Doncaster so we decided to head to the Tote Irish Lincolnshire. It’s very competitive but our lad is fit and well and won’t mind the ground.

The heavy going is the reason we’re taking The Eagle's Nest over for the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden as he’ll love it. It looks potentially a very warm heat though.

All roads after this lead to Doncaster next weekend and I’ll be back on Friday with a horse-by-horse guide to our runners there.

As things stand we could be represented in every race bar one. The horses are forward and well and there's an awful lot to look forward to.

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