Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:30 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored By Dubal Group 2 1m 1f 110y

  • Winner 617,695 2nd 177,420 3rd 88,667
  • Going: Standard (Turf - Good)
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:31:59
17:30 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mendip (USA) 10/1
2nd Haatheq (USA) 25/1
3rd Master Of Hounds (USA) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 50861-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 v Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 3/14.00
2 (2) 11/10- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Dubai Prince (IRE) 117
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 10/34.33
3 (3) 1114/20- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Biondetti (USA) 174
Nag me
4 8-13 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 90 14/115.00
4 (4) 13/116-4 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Mendip (USA) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 10/111.00
5 (5) 36/250-2 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Master Of Hounds (USA) 28
Nag me
4 8-13 M F De Kock C Soumillon 100 6/42.50
6 (6) 12123/9 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Firebet (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A bin Huzaim Ahmed Ajtebi 108 40/141.00
7 (7) 3311/00- , yellow sleeves, yellow, maroon star cap Richard's Kid (USA) 320
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 b S Seemar R Mullen 33/134.00
8 (8) 463-808 Yellow, blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Hunting Tower (SAF) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-0 M F De Kock K Shea 50/151.00
9 (9) 1022-32 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Haatheq (USA) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 A Al Raihe R Hills 87 25/126.00
10 (10) 6/31421- Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Submariner (USA) 63
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 A bin Huzaim C Sanchez 94 28/129.00
11 (11) 28/3911- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, black cap Pisco Sour (USA) 200
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 8/19.00

Verdict

A very strong renewal with Godolphin holding a powerful hand through the top three on the card plus recent acquisition Pisco Sour. Formerly with Hughie Morrison, he ended the last campaign completing a double in a Group 3 at Ascot and a Group 2 in France and though making his debut on the surface he's obviously a high-class performer. Frankie prefers Dubai Prince, unbeaten in his first three starts before breathing problems scuppered his chance in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. This will be his first start on a synthetic surface but big things are expected of him and he should prove better at this stage than stablemate Biondetti, a Group 1 winner as a juvenile in Italy. Prince Bishop completes the Godolphin quartet and he could hardly have been more impressive in a handicap over the C&D three weeks ago. Richard's Kid, a triple Grade 1 winner in the USA, failed to fire in two runs here last year but shouldn't be ruled out though Mendip and MASTER OF HOUNDS are probably the main contenders. The pair met in Round 1 of this series where the latter, beaten a nose in the UAE Derby here a year ago for Aidan O'Brien and making his debut for Mike De Kock, came from out of the clouds to finish runner-up to Musir and should again have the measure of Mendip, who probably needed the run and has shown his best form over a mile.