The Group 2, $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort, the second of three local stepping-stones to the $5 million Dubai Duty Free at Meydan, is a wide open affair Thursday night, lacking a standout, in which a pair of fillies could steal the show. Sharing the bill with the one-mile turf event are the first two legs of the two-night Meydan Masters jockey competition, in which Calvin Borel will represent the United States.\r\nRaihana will be saddled in the Al Fahidi Fort by the Dubai Racing Carnival&rsquo;s leading trainer, Mike de Kock. The winner last winter of the UAE Oaks and second to Musir in the UAE Derby, Raihana, an Australian-bred daughter of Elusive Quality, looked sharp on Feb. 10 when she beat males in a 1 1/8-mile turf handicap. Christophe Soumillon, the Carnival&rsquo;s leading rider, has the call. A second filly, the Mikael Delzangles-trained Thai Haku, has a chance off her neck second to Aspectoflove in the Group 2 Cape Verdi Stakes for females on Jan. 20. An Oasis Dream 4-year-old, she had previously been second versus males in the Group 3 Prix Andre Baboin at Bordeaux.\r\nThe first four finishers from the first local Duty Free prep, the 1&nbsp;1/8-mile, Group 2 Al Rashidiya, are passing on the Al Fahidi Fort. Nine-length Al Rashidiya fifth Bushman, the winner of the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom in June, would have to improve to have a chance even in this watered-down edition of the Al Fahidi Fort. Derbaas is on a three-race winning streak against lesser for Rashid Al Raihe and is coming off a win in a course-and-distance handicap.\r\nPerhaps Our Giant, like Raihana an Australian-bred trained by de Kock, can make his presence felt. The winner of the one-mile, Group 1 Horse Chestnut Stakes and the six-furlong, Group 1 Mercury Sprint in South Africa, the Giant&rsquo;s Causeway 7-year-old was recently fourth in the six-furlong, Group 3 Al Shindagha Sprint on Tapeta.\r\nBorel in local debut\r\nCalvin Borel makes his Dubai debut aboard the Al Raihe-trained Haatheq in Leg 1 of the Meydan Masters, a one-mile Tapeta handicap. Three lengths fourth in Raihana&rsquo;s handicap score on Feb. 10, Haatheq is the second highweight in the 12-runner field at 130 pounds Borel will ride the lowweight Royaaty in the Leg 2, a 1 3/8-mile Tapeta handicap, for Mubarak bin Shafya. A Singspiel 5-year-old, Royaaty won an easier 1 1/4-mile handicap here on Dec. 30. Among those competing against Borel are Frankie Dettori, Olivier Peslier, Johnny Murtagh, Ryan Moore and Maxime Guyon.\r\n◗ The world&rsquo;s top-rated sprinter, J J The Jet Plane, returns to action seeking his fourth straight victory in a six-furlong Tapeta handicap worth $150,000. The winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint on turf on Dec. 12, J J The Jet Plane is preparing for the Dubai Golden Shaheen on Dubai World Cup Night, but he is spotting his 12 rivals 15 to 20 pounds.