Tryster returns to the track this weekend in a bid to land the coveted Dubai Turf at Meydan.

The five-year-old faces a slightly easier task, now that reigning champion Solow misses the race after a slight scare during work last week.

This means Tryster is likely to start a well-backed favourite and it is easy to see why, as Charlie Appleby’s gelding has won nine of his twelve starts.

He initially burst onto the scene during a five-timer on the all-weather, culminating in a jaw-dropping turn of foot to land the Easter Classic during last year’s All-Weather Championship.

After a short break he was tested back on turf as he lined up in the Brigadier Gerard, where he failed to fire, finishing last of five runners, though it may have been the fact it was coming off the back of a strenuous season.

Tryster was given a break before reappearing at Chelmsford in September, where he got up late on under a fine ride from William Buick.

Again, he was put away before being readied for a campaign in Dubai and despite going off second-favourite behind Haafaguinea on his reappearance in February, he upset the favourite, readily kicking clear in fine style.

This ensured Tryster went off a warm favourite on his next start earlier this month and he coasted home again under William Buick, moving clear of Farrier and Ertijaal in smart fashion.

He has shown he can handle the surface and as such, he has to be respected given the level he has ran to in Dubai.

Intilaaq has been supported this week and he ranks as the main danger but the current 2/1 for Tryster could prove too big for many as we build up to this year’s Dubai Turf.

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Odds subject to change.