Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:55 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors 1m

  • Winner 584,911 2nd 181,112 3rd 90,559 4th 45,139
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:55:19
15:55 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 8/11
2nd Snowboarder (USA) 16/1
3rd Zahee (NZ) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 5331-65 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Filfil (USA) 7
Nag me
3 8-9 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 79 50/151.00
2 (2) 214144- Red, blue quartered, orange sleeves, orange, blue quartered cap Deauville Prince (FR) 124
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3 8-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 20/121.00
3 (3) 12121-3 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Snowboarder (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Al Zarooni S De Sousa 94 16/117.00
4 (4) 1234- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Fortify 103
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3 8-9 t1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 7/24.50
5 (5) 21511-4 Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Zahee (NZ) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/113.00
6 (6) 36121-9 Black, white stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Pure Excellence 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 85 50/151.00
7 (7) 13911-5 pink, emerald green chevron, pink and emerald green halved sleeves, quartered cap Glass Office 28
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3 8-9 D M Simcock J P Spencer 93 5/16.00
8 (8) 1111-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-5 M F De Kock P Hanagan 8/111.73

Verdict

SOFT FALLING RAIN was carrying a Group 1 penalty when easily landing the trial over 7f and will be difficult to beat. His SP will no doubt reflect that however, and though he won with plenty in hand the runner-up has let the form down subsequently. Those who ran behind him don't appear to have much of a chance of reversing the form but Glass Office is much better than he showed and can get closer. He didn't get the clearest of runs and with that under his belt Dave Simcock's triple Polytrack winner looks a big threat. Tom Dascombe's Deauville Prince, who won a Listed contest at Ripon in August, has a bit to find but could earn some lucrative place money while Fortify, who has been competing in Grade 1 company in the USA, is a bit of an unknown quantity for Godolphin.