Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:05 Nova Stakes 1m 6f

  • Winner 350,956 2nd 108,668 3rd 54,337 4th 27,086
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:05:23
17:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Excellent Result (IRE) 7/2
2nd Star Empire (SAF) 9/4
3rd Certerach (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) 5/3135-3 Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 9/43.25
2 (1) 52714-0 Grey, dark blue diamonds, grey sleeves, dark blue & cerise quartered cap Without Fear (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 N Petersen P A Graberg 33/134.00
3 (4) 32850-1 Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-2 M Halford S Foley 4/15.00
4 (6) 1422-55 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Jutland 14
Nag me
7 9-2 D Watson P J Dobbs 16/117.00
5 (15) 73/4866- Blue Tenenbaum 146
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 14/115.00
6 (7) 3396/0-5 Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, white cap Balladry (USA) 21
Nag me
6 9-1 pt S Seemar R Mullen 25/126.00
7 (9) 12722-5 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Manalapan (IRE) 14
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4 9-1 P J Prendergast L Dettori 10/111.00
8 (14) 24/711-0 Grey, orange star, grey, orange stars sleeves, orange cap Thecornishcockney 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 p J Ryan B Doyle 33/134.00
9 (8) 6323-63 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tanfeeth 14
Nag me
6 8-11 et M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 10/111.00
10 (13) 341421- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Statutory (IRE) 122
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4 8-10 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 8/19.00
12 (10) 87071-7 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Ralston Road (IRE) 21
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4 8-8 S Seemar T P O'Shea 20/121.00
13 (2) 91714-4 Blue, White Cap Excellent Result (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-6 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/24.50
14 (12) 61195-9 Grey, pink epaulettes, grey sleeves, grey, pink quartered cap Great Hall 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-6 b B J Meehan Martin Lane 25/126.00
15 (3) 35246/0 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, Black cap Jedi 14
Nag me
8 8-6 A bin Huzaim J Rosales 50/151.00
Non runners
11 (5)1/2203-9Handsome Man (IRE)58-8Saeed bin SuroorK Fallon

Verdict

Star Empire won this last year when CERTERACH was close behind in third off level weights. The former made an eye-catching reappearance behind Sheikhzedroad over a trip much too short and that will have put him straight for a crack at completing the double. The selection could hardly have had a better preparation, coming with a late run to catch Topclas over 1m4f and running on strongly with the favourite Excellent Result not far behind and the consistent Jutland close up. The winner is back on the same mark as when runner-up in a Group 2 here in March with Star Empire and Tenenbaum just behind so looks the one to be on. Tenenbaum ran two poor races in the UK last summer but should do better back here. Manalapan tackles this trip for the first time but hasn't been stopping over middle distances while Statutory stays extreme distances and was last seen scoring over 2m2f at Pontefract by 14 lengths.