Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:50 Meydan Classic Trial Sponsored By Weekend Review Conditions Stakes 7f

  • Winner 209,535 2nd 79,258 3rd 39,372 4th 18,017
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:51:03
15:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elleval (IRE) 12/1
2nd El Estruendoso (ARG) 5/1
3rd Luhaif 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 1-7 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap El Estruendoso (ARG) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 h M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/16.00
2 (6) 312-8 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, yellow cap Energia El Gigante (BRZ) 19
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4 9-4 F Borges G Carroll 33/134.00
3 (8) 12007-0 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Bircham (IRE) 21
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3 8-9 I Mohammed Ahmed Ajtebi 79 50/151.00
4 (13) 33222-8 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Bravo Youmzain (IRE) 21
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3 8-9 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 88 20/121.00
5 (7) 245421- , red, white hoop sleeves, white, red star cap Elleval (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 D Marnane F Lynch 12/113.00
6 (16) 55331-6 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Filfil (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 87 11/112.00
7 (1) 631626- Dark green, beige sleeves, dark green, beige star cap Hototo 117
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3 8-9 F Nass K Fallon 104 5/16.00
8 (5) 15131-2 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap I'm Back (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 89 9/43.25
9 (10) 73435-0 Yellow, blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Luhaif 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 v1 M R Channon Martin Harley 99 10/111.00
10 (12) 21753- red, black and white checked stripe, red sleeves, red cap Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 96
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3 8-9 N Petersen R L Moore 12/113.00
11 (3) 637111- Gold, white stripe, white, gold stars sleeves, white, gold star cap Ouzinkie (IRE) 99
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3 8-9 A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 70 33/134.00
12 (14) 421-40 red, black seams, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Related 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 E Oertel T P O'Shea 80 20/121.00
13 (15) 21- Red, black seams, black stars, red sleeves, white cap Stasio (USA) 82
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3 8-9 D M Simcock William Buick 8/19.00
14 (9) 35224-9 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Tarbawi (IRE) 21
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3 8-9 M bin Shafya T E Durcan 75 33/134.00
15 (4) 04767-6 emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star Ana Emaratiya 21
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3 8-5 t A Al Raihe Harry Bentley 78 40/141.00
16 (2) 606-0 royal Blue, white striped sleeves, yellow cap Bint Youmzain (IRE) 21
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3 8-5 M Ramadan S Al Mazrooei (7) 53 150/1151.00
Non runners
179-Honest Boy38-9M Al MuhairiReserve 1
1843-Daar Rashid (USA)38-9M Al MuhairiReserve 2
1933-7Bravo Ragazzo (IRE)38-9A Al RaiheReserve 3

Verdict

Hototo had a fine first season for Kevin Ryan, landing the Windsor Castle at Ascot and a valuable sales event at York. He ran well for a long way when last seen in the Middle Park and new connections went to 120,000 guineas to acquire him at the Newmarket sales. Luhaif only won once for Mick Channon but his close third behind Olympic Glory in Goodwood's Vintage Stakes makes him a formidable presence here and he'll be better for his recent run in the 2000 Guineas Trial. Godolphin's I'm Back, three times a winner in the UK last season, finished runner-up in that event with several of these behind but the one to take from the race and the selection here is EL ESTRUENDOSO, who was having his first start on the all-weather and hadn't run since scoring in South Africa last May. The superbly-bred Stasio is making his Turf debut but looked very promising when landing a Lingfield maiden in November.