Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:25 Ipic Trophy Handicap6f

  • Winner 51,492 2nd 19,474 3rd 9,673 4th 4,426
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:26:07
16:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Touch Gold (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mujaazef 16/1
3rd Ebn Arab (USA) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (14) 44/1300- Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Ebn Arab (USA) 202
Nag me
4 9-11 M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 10/111.00
2 (2) 3-14675 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, green cap Mujaazef 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-11 t A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 16/117.00
3 (12) 25/78-34 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Odooj (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 M Al Muhairi Dane O'Neill 12/113.00
4 (13) 226620- Black, gold braid, gold, black braid on cuffs sleeves, gold cap Fils Anges (IRE) 145
Nag me
4 9-8 A Jan A De Vries 14/115.00
5 (10) 12123/7 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Qamar 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 I Mohammed Harry Bentley 20/121.00
6 (3) 3/45-067 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, red cap Ribaat (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 b1 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 14/115.00
7 (5) 28-4133 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Al Razi (USA) 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 bt S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 6/17.00
8 (9) 160/31-1 royal Blue, yellow diamond hoop, royal blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap, royal blue star Genius Step (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 S Seemar R Mullen 2/13.00
9 (6) 081164- Blue, red epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, red striped cap Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 171
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 t1 M Al Muhairi Noel Garbutt (5) 12/113.00
10 (1) 46-5250 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Brazen 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 Ernst Oertel T P O'Shea 12/113.00
11 (4) 52236-3 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Dohasa (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-6 M Al Subouse A Al Subosi (9) 16/117.00
12 (8) 600-007 Royal blue and yellow halved vertically, yellow and royal blue reversed sleeves, quartered cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-6 D Watson P J Dobbs 25/126.00
13 (11) 1/84-09 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, white cap Mooqtar (USA) 6
Nag me
4 9-6 M Al Muhairi W Smith 33/134.00
14 (7) 214211 Red, black stars, red sleeves, white cap Touch Gold (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 Ernst Oertel Daniel Muscutt (7) 6/17.00

Verdict

Just 5lb separates top from bottom in this tight handicap. Ernst Oertel is on the way to clinching the UAE trainer's title again and the ultra-consistent Touch Gold has to be on the shortlist with his rider able to compensate for a 5lb rise in the weights. However, GENIUS STEP has also won his last two and they were both on this track so the lightly-raced and progressive five-year-old looks the one to beat. His stablemate Al Razi wasn't far behind Touch Gold last time and it will be a surprise if he doesn't get competitive as he likes it around here. Ebn Arab was contesting Group races as a juvenile but never fulfilled his potential though he hasn't had much racing. Dohasa has dropped massively in the ratings but does most of his racing at Jebel Ali while Odooj, who made a winning racecourse debut at Chester for William Haggas two years ago, has had a couple of races to put him straight and should go well.