Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:15 Expo 2020 Handicap6f

  • Winner 57,491 2nd 17,803 3rd 8,901 4th 4,436
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:15:23
16:15 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Genius Step (IRE) 3/1
2nd Innocuous 5/2
3rd Rafeej 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 1/6499-1 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Rafeej 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 M Al Muhairi Dane O'Neill 9/43.25
2 (6) 84-9575 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Hajoum (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 bt A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 20/121.00
3 (9) 199721 White, blue star, white sleeves, blue cap Innocuous 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 M Al Muhairi W Smith 5/23.50
5 (3) 648-147 White, green and red hoop Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 D Watson P J Dobbs 14/115.00
6 (1) 130005 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Scotland Forever (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 S Seemar T P O'Shea 12/113.00
7 (8) 009-009 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Shabora (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 9-1 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 25/126.00
8 (5) 31-5040 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Desert Of Dreams 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 t1 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 11/112.00
9 (7) 00012P royal blue, pink hoop, pink armlets, pink cap Journalistic (USA) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 M Ibrahim J Rosales 16/117.00
10 (4) 31/60-3 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Genius Step (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 S Seemar R Mullen 3/14.00
11 (10) 00025 Black, white chevron, white stars on red sleeves, red cap Marhi (USA) 6
Nag me
4 8-5 bt M Ramadan Adrian Nicholls 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (11)031514Brazen39-7E OertelD J O'Donohoe

Verdict

Genius Step showed useful form for Godolphin in the UK and made his debut here a month ago. He showed up well, leading until the lack of a run told in the closing stages. That will have brought him on and he's at the right end of the handicap. Innocuous, who finished just in front of him, has since won a handicap over the track and trip so the form looks strong. Brazen was three lengths behind in that latter event but should get closer as he attempted to make all and only faded in the closing stages. RAFEEJ, twice a winner for Mark Johnston, could hardly have made a better start for his new trainer, coming home hard held at Sharjah last month. He's been raised a massive 16lb in this better race but looks progressive and can score again.