Meydan

  • 15:05 Longines Master Collection Handicap 5f

  • Winner 280,757 2nd 86,935 3rd 43,468 4th 21,665
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:06:22
15:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ahtoug 6/1
2nd Hototo 20/1
3rd Desert Law (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 22656/1- Royal blue, white epaulets, red cap Fityaan 364
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 M Al Muhairi R Ffrench 16/117.00
2 (12) 499/131- Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Rafeej 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 7/24.50
3 (4) 1626/03- Dark green, beige sleeves, dark green, beige star cap Hototo 317
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 v1 F Nass L Morris 20/121.00
4 (10) 100/163- Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Take Ten 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 S Seemar R Mullen 20/121.00
5 (5) 02/5430- royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Alhebayeb (IRE) 156
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M F De Kock Dane O'Neill 14/115.00
6 (6) 004000- Blue, yellow stripe, yellow, blue hoop sleeves,  cap Bungle Inthejungle 120
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
7 (3) 087552- White, white, dark blue striped sleeves, yellow, dark blue hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 76
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 P T Midgley W Buick 12/113.00
8 (15) 203157- White, purple hoop, white sleeves, white cap My Propeller (IRE) 138
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam Andrea Atzeni 7/18.00
9 (1) 406421- BLACK, pink seams, quartered cap Nero Emperor (IRE) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 T Stack W M Lordan 6/17.00
10 (8) 014797- royal Blue, red stripe and stars on sleeves, White cap Seachantach (USA) 159
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-3 bt S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 25/126.00
11 (7) 53/6541- White, dark blue star, dark blue, white stars sleeves, white, dark blue star cap Ahtoug 152
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 6/17.00
12 (14) 455429- Light green, brown braces, light green, brown armlets sleeves, white cap Racy 82
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 B Ellison F Tylicki 10/111.00
13 (13) 488030- White, green epaulettes, white, green seams sleeves, green, white star cap Red Dubawi (IRE) 67
Nag me
6 9-2 D Marnane P J Dobbs 25/126.00
14 (11) 176/098- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Desert Law (IRE) 313
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 20/121.00
15 (9) 0D2/735- White, brown sash, white sleeves, green cap Roicead (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 t D Selvaratnam James Doyle 16/117.00

Verdict

After several local meetings, many of the big stables come out to play on the first day of the Dubai Carnival. Fityaan won this a year ago at 50/1 but hasn't been seen subsequently and is 6lb higher. His in-form yard are also represented by Rafeej, who has gone up 10lb for an impressive victory over 6f here three weeks ago. Mike De Kock has acquired the 2012 July Stakes winner Alhebayeb from Richard Hannon though he hasn't raced over the minimum since that victory. He had earlier been beaten narrowly by today's rival Hototo in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot. AHTOUG had just one run here last season, beaten a couple of lengths by today's rival Take Ten, who was receiving 8lb. The former is 10lb better off here and, as he ended his UK campaign beating the useful Steps in the Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot, he looks the one to be on. Irish horses have an excellent record in sprints here and Nero Emperor, who landed a very strong handicap at the Curragh in September for Tommy Stack and had Red Dubawi behind there earlier, looks a threat to all. Monsieur Joe has his sights lowered after running in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on his last start here.