Meydan

  • 14:25 Dubal Imtiaz Handicap 7f

  • Winner 229,535 2nd 86,824 3rd 43,130 4th 19,739
  • Going: Standard (Turf - Good)
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:26:39
14:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rakaan (IRE) 11/2
2nd Montmorency (IRE) 12/1
3rd Ayun Tara (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 5656-75 White, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White chevrons, Red cap Atlantic Sport (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock K Shea 5/16.00
2 (5) 83884-4 Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White Stars on cap Indomito (GER) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 P Vovcenko W Smith 10/111.00
3 (14) 324944- White, black stars on sleeves Iver Bridge Lad 85
Nag me
4 9-0 b J Ryan J P Murtagh 14/115.00
4 (9) 517321- White body, white arms, blue striped, red cap Lipocco 110
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7 9-0 Robert Collet K Fallon 16/117.00
5 (12) 9287-70 Black, Pink braces, Black sleeves, Green cap, Orange stars Sir Gerry (USA) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 D Watson Harry Bentley (7) 16/117.00
6 (2) 28941-4 Dark blue body, green diamond, white arms, green diamonds, green cap Ayun Tara (FR) 21
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4 8-13 X Nakkachdji G Benoist 10/111.00
7 (3) 15916-7 White, emerald green epaulets, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 H Brown R L Moore 14/115.00
8 (13) 136323- Yellow body, black shoulders, orange arms, black cap The Living Room (FR) 120
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4 8-13 t1 S Chevalier O Peslier 12/113.00
9 (11) 00104-5 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Evens And Odds (IRE) 14
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7 8-12 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 12/113.00
10 (10) 32/349-0 Blue and yellow halved vertically,yellow and blue reversed sleeves, quartered cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 21
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4 8-12 D Watson T P O'Shea 20/121.00
11 (1) 7311-16 white, large white spots, maroon sleeves, white circles, white cap, white circles Montmorency (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 t S Seemar L Dettori 12/113.00
12 (8) 234-820 White, large white spots, Maroon sleeves, White circles, black cap Yirga 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 11/112.00
13 (7) 0683-39 Red, black triple diamonds, red sleeves, black seams, diamond cap, black peak Clearly Silver (SAF) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-11 b M F De Kock C Soumillon 7/18.00
14 (6) 20122-4 Navy Blue, Gold 'v', Red cap Rakaan (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 J A Osborne T E Durcan 11/26.50
Non runners
1561/1863-Kettle River (USA)48-10Saeed bin Suroor
163/9313-0Jaasoos (IRE)78-10D Selvaratnam
1777332-5Barbecue Eddie (USA)78-10D Watson
18326554-Vitznau (IRE)78-9Richard Hannon

Verdict

Rakaan arrived here with little experience of the all-weather but made a tremendous Carnival debut when less than a length behind City Style. That was his first run since Goodwood in July and it will have put him straight for this. Atlantic Sport, who was just behind, is returning to form and looks certain to go well. The latter's trainer Mike De Kock also runs Clearly Silver, who ran very well behind Dandy Boy over this trip before finding 6f too short last time. The globe-trotting Indomito made a fair start here last month behind Solid Choice and this regular pattern-raced performer should have come on nicely for the run though he does have a little to find with Yirga on that effort. AYUN TARA has only had one start on sand so remains something of an unknown but she ran very well on turf here behind Aspectoflove in the Grade 2 Cape Verdi and has a Listed success in France to her credit. She has as good a chance as any in a tough event to call. The very speedy Lipocco could just need this after a break since scoring in Germany in October.