Meydan

  • 15:25 Linton Handicap 7f

  • Winner 111,788 2nd 34,614 3rd 17,307 4th 8,627
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:25:15
15:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rerouted (USA) 5/2
2nd Free Wheeling (AUS) 3/1
3rd Red Duke (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 326-314 Yellow, blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves, blue cap Rerouted (USA) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/23.50
2 (9) 82442-0 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Firebeam 51
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 t1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 11/26.50
3 (3) 42120-3 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Free Wheeling (AUS) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 pt Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 3/14.00
4 (4) 4166-40 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Lockwood 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor R L Moore 8/19.00
5 (2) 3085-96 Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, black, yellow hooped cap Red Duke (USA) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 h D M Simcock T P Queally 9/25.50
6 (7) 711125/ Blue, blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Zafeen Speed 707
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-1 vt M Al Muhairi W Smith 14/115.00
8 (8) 00-7450 Yellow, white diamonds, white sleeves, yellow, white diamonds cap Smooth Operator (GER) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 b M Hofer T E Durcan 33/134.00
9 (6) 34435-0 Blue, blue, orange hooped sleeves, blue, orange hooped cap Burj Alzain (IRE) 30
Nag me
5 8-9 F Nass L Morris 20/121.00
10 (5) 37-0868 White, pink epaulettes, white sleeves, white cap Final Button (SAF) 16
Nag me
5 8-9 bt M F De Kock P Cosgrave 16/117.00
Non runners
7 (1)533-862Arnold Lane (IRE)48-13M R ChannonMartin Harley

Verdict

Rerouted won a handicap over the course and distance at the end of January before reverting to Turf over a longer trip where he didn't perform as well. He had FREE WHEELING behind when gaining that victory but there are good reasons why the Godolphin colt can reverse the form and take this. He was having his first start since arriving from Australia that day and came wide into the straight before staying on nicely so, with that under his belt, he looks the one to be on. Firebeam, a regular pattern race performer in the UK, started favourite on his debut here in January but never showed while Red Duke has mainly disappointed since landing the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in 2011. Arnold Lane was well behind Rerouted earlier but produced a much improved effort over 6f on Thursday when narrowly beaten by United Color.