Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:00 Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored By Haras Estrela Energia 1m 6f

  • Winner 127,758 2nd 39,557 3rd 19,779 4th 9,862
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:00:14
16:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ahzeemah (IRE) 6/1
2nd Certerach (IRE) 13/2
3rd Star Empire (SAF) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 3135/31 Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-2 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/16.00
2 (2) 513396- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Balladry (USA) 120
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5 9-2 M Al Zarooni P Hanagan 16/117.00
3 (3) 2/11173- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Tenenbaum 147
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 5/23.50
4 (4) 0614-53 Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 23
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5 9-2 M Halford J P Spencer 90 13/27.50
5 (5) 752-082 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Topclas (FR) 16
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7 9-2 pt M bin Shafya W Smith 16/117.00
6 (6) 312321- Blue, red chevrons, white, red striped sleeves, red, white quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 168
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 T Carmody J P Murtagh 104 13/27.50
7 (7) 3121-22 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 103 6/17.00
8 (8) 1144-05 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Chicago (IRE) 23
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4 8-11 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 100 25/126.00
9 (9) 4137-64 Orange, light blue sleeves, light blue cap Ostinato (GER) 16
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5 9-2 bt S Kovacs T E Durcan 14/115.00
12 (12) 319546- Yellow, red chevrons, yellow, red chevrons sleeves, yellow, red hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 133
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 t J M Oxx D P McDonogh 115 4/15.00
Non runners
10 (10)2045-49Averroes (IRE)69-2E OertelNon Runner99
11 (11)351030-Jakkalberry (IRE)79-2M BottiR L Moore117
13 (10)506/0-09Kidnapped (AUS)79-2S SeemarR Mullen100

Verdict

Tenenbaum looked a classy stayer in the making in France last year and should do well for Godolphin but his best form has been on ground with plenty of give and he's been absent since October. Goodwood Cup winner Saddler's Rock has plenty going for him and his compatriot Royal Diamond could hardly have been in better form when last seen as he landed the Irish St Leger. Jakkalberry is another really smart stayer who produced an outstanding run when third in the Melbourne Cup and any of the aforementioned quartet could win this if fit enough after long breaks. STAR EMPIRE won the trial for this three weeks ago, beating Ahzeemah in a tight finish which included Certerach. Chicago, who finished fifth, was brought wide and stayed on strongly and, as that race was run at a slow gallop, today's result could easily be completely different but we'll take the winner to come out on top again.