Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:10 Skywards Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner 57,494 2nd 17,804 3rd 8,902 4th 4,440
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:10:15
16:10 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rochdale 11/2
2nd Royaaty (IRE) 16/1
3rd Famous Warrior (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 972132 Blue, blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Zain Shamardal (IRE) 230
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-11 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 82 11/82.38
2 (2) 70134-0 Gold, white stripe, white sleeves, gold stars, gold star on white cap Wonder Lawn (SAF) 308
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-10 A Al Raihe S James (3) 20/121.00
3 (1) 130908- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Bay Willow (IRE) 420
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-8 S Seemar R Mullen 102 6/17.00
4 (4) 11-4876 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Rochdale 259
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-6 A Al Raihe Harry Bentley 11/26.50
5 (6) 69834-7 Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Kal Barg 308
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 D Selvaratnam J Doyle 100 11/26.50
6 (7) 86-4048 Blue and yellow halved vertically,yellow and blue reversed sleeves, quartered cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 236
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 D Watson Dane O'Neill 96 10/111.00
7 (3) 9814/83- Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Balierus (GER) 356
Nag me
5 9-0 b M bin Shafya A De Vries 14/115.00
8 (5) 855490 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Dr Faustus (IRE) 230
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-8 b D Watson W Smith 99 12/113.00
9 (9) 02-9700 White, red sash, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow star cap Royaaty (IRE) 250
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-5 M bin Shafya X Ziani 16/117.00

Verdict

Kal Barg has won twice over this C&D and can go well. He only ran three times last season, ending the campaign in January when running moderately when favourite for a much better race than this. Zain Shamardal is very consistent and will probably start a short price but is worth taking on as he generally needs his opening run of a new campaign. His stablemate ROCHDALE began last season in top form completing a double including this race. Consequently he was aimed at a much higher grade and didn't pull it off but back in his correct class and an absence no concern he's taken to start the season with his eighth all-weather success. Wonder Lawn was in tremendous form here in the spring of last year but ran poorly on his only start last season and is probably best watched.