Meydan

  • 17:40 Nova Partnership Trophy Handicap1m 3f

  • Winner 42,907 2nd 16,228 3rd 8,062 4th 3,691
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:40:13
17:40 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Malekov (IRE) 11/1
2nd Mantoba 7/1
3rd Exploratory (USA) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 9066-00 Dark blue, red disc, dark blue, red spots sleeves,  cap Jardim (BRZ) 26
Nag me
8 9-11 t M Kettle R Ffrench 25/126.00
2 (13) 6157/0-0 Pink, blue braid, green, blue braid on cuffs sleeves, blue cap Glittering Gold 26
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5 9-6 A Jan P Cosgrave 25/126.00
3 (7) 4-00804 White, green striped, green sleeves, green cap Mantoba 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 b D Watson P J Dobbs 7/18.00
4 (2) 70-4351 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Covert Desire 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 t I Mohammed Harry Bentley 13/27.50
5 (11) 110-077 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Watheeq (USA) 34
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5 9-4 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 14/115.00
6 (9) 5/7-4647 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Malekov (IRE) 40
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5 9-3 p Ernst Oertel Daniel Muscutt (7) 11/112.00
7 (12) 665/469 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Wintergreen (IRE) 26
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5 9-3 I Mohammed T P O'Shea 16/117.00
8 (8) 35-135 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Exploratory (USA) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-2 t A Bin Harmash A De Vries 3/14.00
9 (4) 1/697-0 Maroon, White sash and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Shihab (IRE) 18
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5 9-1 t S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 20/121.00
10 (10) 2562-3 royal Blue, yellow diamond hoop, royal blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap, royal blue star Apparently 11
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4 9-0 t1 A Bin Harmash Ahmed Ajtebi 4/15.00
11 (14) 539/6-24 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Earth Tour 11
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6 9-0 pt S Seemar R Mullen 9/110.00
12 (3) 73/76 Maroon, White star and sleeves, white cap Tadmir (USA) 11
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5 8-13 E Charpy Noel Garbutt (5) 20/121.00
13 (6) 7-79700 Black, white, yellow, grey & brown hoops, yellow cap, grey hoops, brown peak Karma Chameleon 7
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5 8-10 b1 D Watson S Hitchcott 20/121.00
14 (1) 009403 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Mutayaser 7
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6 8-10 A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 14/115.00

Verdict

Covert Desire gained his first ever success on Turf at Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago but had been 2l behind EXPLORATORY over a slightly shorter trip than this earlier. The latter hasn't had much experience and is open to further progress so gets the nod to return to winning ways. Apparently hails from a yard that has done well this winter and has a good chance of beating Covert Desire on these terms as he was staying on well behind him last time and that was his first start since October. Earth Tour is another who wasn't far behind in that latter race though appeared to have had every chance.