Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:00 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 2f

  • Winner 838,146 2nd 317,031 3rd 157,489 4th 72,082
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:02:39
16:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hunter's Light (IRE) 9/4
2nd Kassiano (GER) 6/1
3rd Prince Bishop (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 413151- Orange, black stripes, orange, black hooped sleeves, orange, black quartered cap Little Mike (USA) 126
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 t1 Dale Romans K Fallon 9/25.50
2 (2) 1/1537-3 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, black cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 v Saeed bin Suroor R L Moore 110 14/115.00
3 (3) 6/19240- Turquoise, red crossed sashes, turquoise armlet on red sleeves, turquoise and red quartered cap Trailblazer (JPN) 76
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 Y Ikee Y Take 12/113.00
4 (4) 71121-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Hunter's Light (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 9/43.25
5 (5) 513/418- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Monterosso 245
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 t M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 127 6/17.00
6 (6) 54211-2 Yellow, red epaulets, red star on yellow cap, red peak Surfer (USA) 30
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 79 16/117.00
8 (8) P486-04 Blue, orange disc, blue, orange striped sleeves, blue, orange striped cap Daddy Long Legs (USA) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-0 t1 M F De Kock C Soumillon 112 12/113.00
9 (9) 954620- Pink, emerald green chevron, pink, emerald green halved sleeves, pink, emerald green quartered cap Treasure Beach 126
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock J P Spencer 12/113.00
10 (10) 21-6276 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Jamr 23
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 v M bin Shafya P Cosgrave 84 50/151.00
11 (11) 6/4100-5 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Mendip (USA) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor J P Murtagh 112 20/121.00
12 (12) 312-124 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Haatheq (USA) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 87 16/117.00
13 (13) 11-2111 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Kassiano (GER) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 6/17.00
Non runners
7 (7)11231-4Saint Baudolino (IRE)49-0M Al ZarooniNon Runner

Verdict

MONTEROSSO finished fourth in this a year ago before his brilliant victory in the World Cup. He'd won this event on his reappearance the previous year so in the hope that he's cherry-ripe he's given the nod. Breeders' Cup Turf hero Little Mike only ever runs at Grade 1 level these days and won three times at this grade last year though surprisingly he's virtually untested on an artificial surface. The Japan raider Trailblazer was a close fourth to Little Mike in that latter race and he's another with no form away from Turf but Hunter's Light won well on this surface last time and has to be of interest. Kassiano goes from strength to strength but takes on much classier rivals and though Treasure Beach has run in all the best races since landing the Irish Derby in 2011 he hasn't won since landing the Secretariat Stakes that year.