Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:35 Jebel Hatta Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 1f

  • Winner 628,605 2nd 237,773 3rd 118,116 4th 54,058
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:36:23
16:35 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sajjhaa 7/1
2nd The Apache (SAF) 4/1
3rd City Style (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 261-104 yellow, green stripe, red sleeves, red cap Zain Shamardal (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 89 66/167.00
2 (2) 18150-2 Yellow, light blue chevron, red cap Master Of Hounds (USA) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 115 9/110.00
3 (3) 7/242-11 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Sajjhaa 16
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 h Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 110 7/18.00
4 (4) 12369-2 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap City Style (USA) 37
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 115 11/26.50
5 (5) 1111/1-3 Yellow, blue chevron, white cap Igugu (AUS) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-9 M F De Kock A Delpech 11/43.75
6 (6) 41-2602 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap So Beautiful (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 D Watson P Hanagan 28/129.00
7 (7) 2311-13 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Sharestan (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 10/34.33
8 (8) 133226- Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Side Glance 140
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 115 14/115.00
9 (9) 39-7313 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Iguazu Falls (USA) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-0 M bin Shafya J P Murtagh 100 25/126.00
10 (10) 341/26-1 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap The Apache (SAF) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 4/15.00

Verdict

As with many of the big races here, this looks a battle between Mike De Kock and Godolphin. The brilliant South African mare IGUGU started 4/7 when making her eagerly awaited debut here a fortnight ago but was set an impossible task by Christophe Soumillon and it's no shock to see regular partner Antony Delpech on board this time. She was forced into a battle upfront from the start with Saeed Bin Suroor's Dark Orchid and it was no surprise when the latter's patiently ridden stablemate Sajjhaa swept past for a comfortable victory. Compensation awaits Mike De Kock's mare this time though stablemates The Apache and Master Of Hounds have enough strong form in the locker to be seriously considered, especially the latter, who just beat Godolphin's City Style in this a year ago. Sharestan may have been a bit unfortunate behind The Apache last time and looks best of the remainder.