31 Dirt races during this year's Meydan Carnival, and if anyone is considering backing hold-up horses for World Cup night, you might like read this first! Admittedly a small sample size, but pretty clear pattern for anyone prepared to be open-minded.

These are Racing Post comments on the 31 winners this Carnival on dirt. Admittedly unlikely to be entertaining reading for non-racing anoraks, it must be said :) 

Number at end of line is draw.

7 JAN

Tracked leading pair, led 1f out, ran on well. 8 ran. 3
Tracked leader, led 3f out, ran on well. 13 ran      11
Soon led, kicked clear 3f out, comfortably. 9 ran  9

14 JAN
Mid division, smooth progress 2 1/2 out, ran on well. 8 ran 2
Tracked leader, smooth progress 3f out, stayed on, 8 ran.4
Tracked leader, keen, ridden 2 1/2 out led 110 yards out, just held on 8 ran 1
Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well. 9 ran 8
Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, led 1f out, ran on well. 10 ran 4

21 JAN 

Mid-division, chased leaders, ran on well, led final 55 yards. 8 ran 2
Mid-division chased leaders 3 /12f out, ran on comfortably. 6 ran. 4
Tracked leaders, ridden 2/12f out, ran on well, led last 55 yards. 14 ran. 8

28 JAN

Tracked leading pair, ridden 3f out, ran on, led final 110 yards. 8 ran 4
Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, led 110 yards out, ran on well. 6 ran 5
Mid division, smooth progress 3f out, led final furlong, ran on well. 9 ran 9

4 FEB

Tracked leaders, smooth progress 2 1/2f out, led 1 1/2 out, easily. 9 ran 5
Tracked leading pair, ridden to lead 55 yards out, kept on. 7 ran 1

11 FEB

Tracked leading pair, smooth progress 4f out, led 2 out, ran on well, easily. 5 ran 5
Slowly into stride, ridden to lead, kicked clear 2f out, stayed on 8 ran 2
Soon led, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on. 10 ran 9
Soon led, ridden 3f out, ran on well, comfortably7 ran 1

18 FEB

Slow into stride, mid division, chased leaders 1 1/2f out, ran on well. 12 ran (Hats off then to you, Maftool, the one who came from a long way back!). 1
Tracked leading duo, led 1f out, ran on well. 14 ran 3

25 FEB

Soon led, kicked clear 3f out, ran on well, easily.6 ran 4
Tracked leaders, ridden 3 1/2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ran on well, 8 ran 4
Broke awkwardly, tracked leading duo, ridden 2 1/2f out led 110 yards out, comfortably. 10 ran 5
Tracked leading duo, smooth progress 3f out, led 1 1/2f out, easily. 8 ran 1

3 MARCH

Tracked leader, led 2 1/2 out, clear 1/2f out, coasted home. 3 ran 3

5 MARCH 

Soon led, very keen, ridden 2/12f out clear 1/12f out, easily. 5 ran 4
Soon led, kicked clear 2 1/2f out, ran on well, easily. 6 ran 1
Well away, soon led, ridden 2/12f out, ran on well, comfortably.8 ran 3
Soon led, kicked clear 2 1/2f out, ran on well, easily. 6

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Draw your own conclusions, and if betting, do so accordingly! :) Thanks as always for your time :)