THURSDAY’S second meeting of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan was packed with quality, the only one of the six races not for thoroughbreds being a Group 1 contest for purebred Arabians.

The thoroughbred highlight was the Group 2 Cape Verdi presented by Longines, for fillies and mares run over a mile on the turf. On a night to savour for Godolphin, it was landed in some style by their Charlie Appleby-trained Althiqa.