Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:20 Meydan Sobha Handicap7f

  • Winner 257,366 2nd 79,691 3rd 39,848 4th 19,863
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:21:09
15:20 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Free Wheeling (AUS) 7/1
2nd Dragon Falls (IRE) 6/1
3rd Van Rooney (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 454-626 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Free Wheeling (AUS) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/18.00
2 (1) 211/01-5 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tamarkuz (USA) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 h M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 9/25.50
3 (12) 11-0003 Blue, blue, light blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Ocean Tempest 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 J Ryan B Doyle 10/111.00
4 (9) 121-127 White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Qatoomah (SDA) 9
Nag me
5 9-4 N Bachalard William Buick 10/111.00
5 (4) 521-682 blue, white checks, emerald green sleeves and cap Van Rooney (USA) 9
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5 9-4 t A Jan A De Vries 11/26.50
6 (13) 410659- Blue, White Cap Well Acquainted (IRE) 162
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 C Appleby Martin Lane 16/117.00
7 (14) 881-632 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Yaa Wayl (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 t D Selvaratnam James Doyle 14/115.00
8 (7) 6501-25 Purple, orange striped, purple, orange halved sleeves, white cap Alnashmy (FR) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 pt J Peromingo P Cosgrave 12/113.00
9 (10) 300/034- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Bannock (IRE) 210
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5 9-2 C Appleby Ahmed Ajtebi 14/115.00
10 (5) 958646 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Derbaas (USA) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-2 t A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 14/115.00
11 (8) 0316-60 Blue Dragon Falls (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 6/17.00
12 (11) 1167-32 Blue, white, red stars sleeves, blue, red star cap Kaiss (USA) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-2 bt S Seemar R Mullen 14/115.00
13 (3) 11322-0 violet, white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 N Petersen P A Graberg 25/126.00
15 (2) 7983-90 Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 p1 M Halford S Foley 20/121.00
Non runners
14 (2)063-443Shamaal Nibras (USA)59-0I MohammedNon Runner
163/27-15Zurbriggen49-0A Bin HarmashReserve 1
1701-8110Mundahesh (IRE)49-0A Al RaiheReserve 2
1804600-8Chilworth Icon48-13M R ChannonReserve 3

Verdict

The draw may play an important part in this big field with several of the leading contenders out with the washing. They include Ocean Tempest, who ran well from a much better draw last week, Kaiss, who has been getting his act together at Jebel Ali, and Yaa Wayl, who was placed a couple of times at last year's Carnival. Van Rooney is well berthed as he was when runner-up to Avon Pearl a week ago but TAMARKUZ has the best draw of all and looks the one to be on. A winner at Kempton for Godolphin in October, he started favourite on his debut here at the end of January and though not quite up to it he missed the break before running on. Free Wheeling has been running well enough in better company to be considered, especially as he's been dropped to a rating that allows him into this race.