Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:00 Classifieds Handicap 1m 6f

  • Winner 314,303 2nd 118,887 3rd 59,061 4th 27,032
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:01:04
17:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Star Empire (SAF) 11/2
2nd Ahzeemah (IRE) 5/2
3rd Certerach (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (7) 30614-5 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 21
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5 9-5 M Halford S Foley 9/110.00
3 (15) 13111-4 White, green diamond, white sleeves, green armlets, white cap In The Spotlight (IND) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 S Padmanabhan R L Moore 9/25.50
4 (3) 1/0065-3 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Pisco Sour (USA) 14
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5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 14/115.00
5 (14) 13135/3 Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 11/26.50
6 (9) 40787-0 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Trois Rois (FR) 28
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8 9-4 b I Mohammed Antioco Murgia 33/134.00
7 (10) 65840-0 Yellow, red epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 21
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6 9-3 p1 Mrs J Harrington G Carroll 33/134.00
8 (1) 11350-8 Orange, green stars, orange sleeves, orange cap Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) 21
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5 9-3 M Johnston K Fallon 14/115.00
9 (4) 43121-2 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 21
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4 9-2 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/23.50
10 (8) 2218-64 Black, yellow disc, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow hooped cap Art Scholar (IRE) 14
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6 9-2 M Appleby J Doyle 12/113.00
11 (5) 2506/0-0 Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, blue cap Kidnapped (AUS) 21
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7 9-1 bt S Seemar M Monaghan (7) 66/167.00
12 (12) 8/545-11 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Bay Willow (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 pt S Seemar R Mullen 9/110.00
13 (6) 31144-0 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Chicago (IRE) 21
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4 8-11 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 33/134.00
14 (13) 0271-20 White, red sash, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow star cap Royaaty (IRE) 21
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7 8-11 M bin Shafya X Ziani 33/134.00
15 (11) 15313-4 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Novelty Seeker (USA) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (2)6913-84Al Shemali99-6A Al RaiheNon Runner

Verdict

Ahzeemah, a dual winner at Ascot last summer, made a very bright start here when narrowly beaten by Anatolian over 1m4f, staying on strongly at the finish. Star Empire, who was returning after a very long break, ran a fine race in third while the Indian champion In The Spotlight distinguished herself with a cracking run from the front. The progressive Certerach ran really well to finish fifth with several others in this field trailing. Today's longer trip shouldn't be a problem for any of the front quartet nor should it be for Pisco Sour, who was a couple of lengths behind today's rival Bay Willow on Tapeta two weeks ago. The winner was completing a double and is well treated back on Turf while November Handicap winner Art Scholar, who finished close up, would have been better suited by a stronger pace. The lightly-raced NOVELTY SEEKER caught the eye on his debut a fortnight ago and with the trip likely to suit he can take this from his lowly spot in the handicap.