Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:05 Longines Saint Imier Handicap 7f

  • Winner 230,208 2nd 87,074 3rd 43,256 4th 19,800
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:05:12
15:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lily's Angel (IRE) 9/2
2nd Ariete Arrollador 7/1
3rd Yaa Wayl (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 084112- White, white sleeves, light blue cap Belgian Bill 50
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 t George Baker R L Moore 6/17.00
2 (4) 61/25- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Akeed Wafi (IRE) 203
Nag me
4 8-11 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 10/111.00
3 (2) 220517- Gold, green stripe, gold sleeves, gold cap Ariete Arrollador 329
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 G Arizkorreta Elosegui C Soumillon 7/18.00
4 (11) 553444- Yellow, black seams, Black epaulets and cap Canwinn (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-11 D Selvaratnam J Doyle 20/121.00
5 (10) 41/1837- White, pink epaulettes, white sleeves, white cap Final Button (SAF) 228
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-11 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 7/24.50
6 (5) 1119/09- Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Il Grande Maurizio (IRE) 350
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-11 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 25/126.00
7 (14) 808872- White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap Iver Bridge Lad 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 8-11 J Ryan D J O'Donohoe 11/112.00
8 (9) 4/61800- Yellow, black seams, Black epaulets and cap Laa Rayb (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 t D Selvaratnam S James (3) 33/134.00
9 (1) 750111- Pink, mauve triple diamond, white sleeves, mauve cap Lily's Angel (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 G M Lyons G Carroll 9/25.50
10 (3) 709078- White, dark blue, white halved sleeves, white cap Oasis Dancer 91
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 K A Ryan K Fallon 16/117.00
12 (12) 044414- Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Spirit Of Battle (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 b A bin Huzaim T P O'Shea 16/117.00
13 (13) 4719240- White, orange & emerald green stripe, white sleeves, white cap Tertio Bloom (SWE) 161
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 t F Borges P A Graberg 20/121.00
14 (8) 4/34323- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Yaa Wayl (IRE) 91
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 vt Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/18.00
16 631740- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Montmorency (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-10 vt S Seemar R Mullen 20/121.00
Non runners
11 (6)514050-Rex Imperator48-11D NichollsAdrian Nicholls
15447004-Global City (IRE)78-11Saeed bin SuroorReserve 1
17114122-Russian Soul (IRE)58-9M HalfordReserve 3
1802/1151-Jet Legend (SAF)68-9M F De KockReserve 4

Verdict

After five preliminary meetings on Tapeta, mainly for the locals, the 2013 Carnival gets under way with many of the big guns back in action. Mike De Kock knows exactly what it takes to win races here so Final Button, a Grade 3 performer in South Africa, is an obvious starting point though he could have been better drawn as could Iver Bridge Lad, who has some excellent form around here but has the unfavoured wide berth. Belgian Bill won twice over this trip at Kempton in the autumn and has run well here in the past but the very consistent Yaa Wayl is closely matched with him being 3lb better off for a length beating at Kempton. Lily's Angel is certain to attract support from her plum draw and she's been in brilliant form in Ireland, completing a hat-trick culminating in a Listed victory at Dundalk. But she's having her first start on the surface and that could just hand the advantage to ARIETE ARROLLADOR. The Spanish entry came here a year ago to run a superb race behind Barbecue Eddie over the C&D and looks to have been trained with the Carnival in mind following a light campaign in Madrid.