Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:25 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap1m

  • Winner 230,490 2nd 87,186 3rd 43,312 4th 19,820
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:25:49
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Ocean Tempest
1st Zain Shamardal (IRE) 20/1
2nd Alnashmy (FR) 14/1
3rd Intrigo 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (16) 69124-9 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Derbaas (USA) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 16/117.00
3 (15) 40334-1 yellow, green stripe, red sleeves, red cap Zain Shamardal (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-6 t A Al Raihe R Ffrench 20/121.00
4 (8) 620942- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Validus 103
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-4 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 4/15.00
5 (10) 10/2521- blue, white checks, emerald green sleeves and cap Van Rooney (USA) 265
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 t A Jan William Buick 16/117.00
6 (12) 31340/3- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Counterglow (IRE) 357
Nag me
5 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 13/27.50
7 (3) 372171- Dark blue, yellow braces, dark blue, yellow hoop sleeves, dark blue, yellow quartered cap Regulation (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 M Halford S Foley 8/19.00
8 (9) 813232- Yellow, dark blue hoop, yellow, dark blue hoop sleeves, yellow cap Risby (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 t1 J M Osorio J Auge 20/121.00
9 (7) 660600- Royal blue and yellow halved vertically, yellow and royal blue reversed sleeves, quartered cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 300
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 t D Watson P Dobbs 25/126.00
10 (14) 213762- Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Intrigo 89
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 C Appleby Martin Lane 10/111.00
11 (6) 17/6501- Purple, orange striped, purple, orange halved sleeves, white cap Alnashmy (FR) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 pt J Peromingo Dane O'Neill 14/115.00
12 (4) 221311- Light blue, yellow chevron, blue sleeves, yellow cap Lehaaf (ARG) 194
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 t1 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/16.00
13 (2) 004600- Green, black striped, green, black striped sleeves, yellow cap Chilworth Icon 104
Nag me
4 8-13 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 25/126.00
14 (11) 112307- Red, white stripe, red, white hoop sleeves, red, white star cap Robert The Painter (IRE) 97
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 v D O'Meara J P Spencer 16/117.00
15 (5) 3970/33- Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Start Right 350
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 b1 S Seemar R Mullen 11/112.00
16 (1) 21/0170- Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Nine Realms 110
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 h C Appleby A Ajtebi 12/113.00
17 (13) 054/080- maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Storm Ultralight (ARG) 322
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 t1 S Seemar M Monaghan (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
2 (13)22111-0Ocean Tempest59-6J Ryan

Verdict

NINE REALMS had the useful Famous Poet just behind when landing a handicap at Ascot off a mark of 93 so appears to have got in lightly at just 3lb higher and can see off some better-fancied rivals in a tough race to call. Lehaaf is a bit of an unknown having won twice in South Africa last summer, though Mike De Kock will have him spot-on, while Godolphin's Validus won twice from three starts on Polytrack in the UK and has scope to do better as he's quite lightly raced. Regulation is a very tough handicapper who showed his liking for Polytrack at Dundalk last time while Counterglow has some smart form on this track, though he hasn't been seen for a year. Derbaas is a regular winner around here and has dropped to his lowest rating for some time so shouldn't be dismissed despite a big weight.