Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:45 Ford Edge Sport Trophy Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner 366,697 2nd 138,703 3rd 68,905 4th 31,537
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:46:25
17:45 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Songcraft (IRE) 9/1
2nd Meandre (FR) 10/1
3rd Sheikhzayedroad 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (14) 933103- Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap Meandre (FR) 56
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-6 D Watson P J Dobbs 10/111.00
3 (7) 21239-1 White, red chevron, red, white hooped sleeves, red cap Sheikhzayedroad 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 D M Simcock Martin Lane 4/15.00
4 (6) 1632/8 Blue Zip Top (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-3 C Appleby M Barzalona 11/112.00
5 (13) 21760- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Buckwheat 131
Nag me
4 9-1 C Appleby William Buick 18/119.00
6 (12) 0/16275- Blue, White Cap Songcraft (IRE) 153
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 9/110.00
7 (3) 31421-6 Cerise, dark blue spots, cerise sleeves, dark blue cap Bank Of Burden (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 t N Petersen P A Graberg 20/121.00
8 (8) 41112-5 GREEN, Red epaulettes, Green sleeves, Green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 M Halford S Foley 3/14.00
9 (10) 08294-2 Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Topclas (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 v A Bin Harmash R Hughes 10/111.00
10 (5) 21251-5 Green, green, dark blue striped sleeves, green, dark blue quartered cap Vasily 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 M F De Kock Andrea Atzeni 9/110.00
11 (4) 3734-78 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Dormello (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 D Selvaratnam James Doyle (ex1) 14/115.00
12 (2) 141/509- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Adroitly (AUS) 350
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmed Ajtebi 28/129.00
13 (9) 3531-25 Blue, yellow triple diamond, blue, yellow striped sleeves, yellow, blue star cap Aussie Reigns (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 v W J Knight Hayley Turner 12/113.00
14 (11) 323-630 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tanfeeth 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 t M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (1)420242-Empoli (GER)49-4P SchiergenA Starke
151254-08Sefri (USA)48-5E CharpyReserve 1

Verdict

SHEIKHZAYEDROAD had a very good campaign in the UK last summer and came here on his highest ever mark a month ago but stayed on strongly off a fast pace to score over 1m2f. He could be even better over this trip so is taken to complete the double though the Irish-trained Dabadiyan, who was a close fifth, is expected to make his presence felt as that was his first start since September. Songcraft landed a York Listed contest over 1m6f in May so this could prove on the short side. Topclas was in good form here a year ago and made a promising return to action behind Certerach last month with the disappointing Dormello behind. Vasily has joined Mike De Kock and looked in need of the run behind Gabrial last month so with that under his belt he's expected to go close. Meandre has been superbly placed to land four Group 1s in Germany and France and will have found 1m2f too short on his return to this track. He ran in the World Cup last year and should find this more to his liking.