Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:25 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Presented By Longines 1m

  • Winner 523,194 2nd 197,900 3rd 98,312 4th 44,991
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:25:11
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Barbecue Eddie (USA) 4/1
2nd= Out Of Bounds 5/2
3rd= Fulbright 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 41/1- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Out Of Bounds 369
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/23.50
2 (2) 8166- Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Colliding Worlds (IRE) 75
Nag me
4 8-9 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 33/134.00
3 (3) 260111- royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Barbecue Eddie (USA) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 b D Watson Dane O'Neill 4/15.00
4 (4) 13172/3- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mufarrh (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 94 7/18.00
5 (5) 080189- Maroon, white diabolo,  sleeves, maroon, white quartered cap Fanunalter 104
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 M Botti R L Moore 105 10/111.00
6 (6) 16164/5- Royal blue, white epaulets, red cap Tajaaweed (USA) 322
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 D Watson P Dobbs 109 20/121.00
7 (7) 01/1121- maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Jamr 322
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 v M bin Shafya A De Vries 84 12/113.00
8 (8) 102161- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Fulbright 89
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 t1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 94 11/43.75
9 (9) 211162- emerald Green, white star, white striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Rutland Boy 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 A Al Raihe Harry Bentley 74 16/117.00
10 (10) 1112- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Muraweg (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 v F Nass K Fallon 80 20/121.00

Verdict

Fulbright progressed from handicaps to land a Group 2 at Newmarket for Mark Johnston and there's every chance he'll improve again. He's now with Godolphin as is Out Of Bounds, a Grade 3 winner on Dirt at Santa Anita when last seen a year ago. Fanunalter was well beaten in this a year ago and is best on soft ground on Turf as he showed when landing the Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot for Michael Wigham while Muraweg didn't look up to this class when trained in the UK, though he ran well here last month after completing a hat-trick in Bahrain. Rutland Boy can be relied on to do his best but he was only just in front of Mufarrh here last month and, as the latter was having his first start since 2011, he can have his revenge. Jamr was a very progressive handicapper here last year and deserves a crack at this level but with fitness and form on his side it's BARBECUE EDDIE who gets the vote after he was brought with a very smooth late run to complete his hat-trick last month.