Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 14:30 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:30:21
14:30 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Capital Attraction (USA) 12/1
2nd Elderly Paradise (AUS) 8/1
3rd Sandagiyr (FR) 14/1
4th Banna Boirche (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 111211- Yellow, white chevron, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Elderly Paradise (AUS) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 M C Tam O Doleuze 8/19.00
2 (5) D2- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Mariner's Cross (IRE) 257
Nag me
4 9-1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 7/24.50
3 (10) 41107/4- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Modern History (IRE) 378
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 16/117.00
4 (12) 499418- royal Blue, yellow epaulettes, yellow armlets, yellow cap Nordic Truce (USA) 123
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 P Schiergen J P Spencer 16/117.00
5 (8) 84112-0 White, white sleeves, light blue cap Belgian Bill 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 t George Baker R L Moore 14/115.00
6 (13) 1/7133-1 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 6
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 12/113.00
7 (6) 626258- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Finjaan 28
Nag me
7 9-0 bt D Watson P Hanagan 20/121.00
8 (1) 1/82450- grey, red halved horizontally, blue hoop, grey sleeves, blue armlets, red cuffs, grey cap, blue hoop, red peak Jardim (BRZ) 313
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis 16/117.00
9 (9) 1150/54- maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Storm Ultralight (ARG) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 33/134.00
10 (4) 61/25-0 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Akeed Wafi (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 16/117.00
11 (2) 275633- EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 M Halford S Foley 10/111.00
12 (11) 201/304- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Con Artist (IRE) 194
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/18.00
13 (16) 08872-6 White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap Iver Bridge Lad 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 8-13 J Ryan D J O'Donohoe 14/115.00
14 (3) 36111- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Not A Given (USA) 166
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 M Al Zarooni K Fallon 12/113.00
15 (15) 44414-4 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Spirit Of Battle (USA) 7
Nag me
5 8-13 b A bin Huzaim P Cosgrave 14/115.00
16 (14) 148705- Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, black cap Sandagiyr (FR) 126
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor P Dobbs 14/115.00
Non runners
17119/09-0Il Grande Maurizio (IRE)98-10A Al RaiheReserve 1
1802/1151-Jet Legend (SAF)68-10M F De KockReserve 2
1933/1340-Counterglow (IRE)48-10M Al ZarooniReserve 3
205/23023-Masteroftherolls (IRE)58-10Saeed bin SuroorReserve 4

Verdict

Mahmood Al Zarooni has a very strong hand here with both MARINER'S CROSS and Not A Given certain to be fancied on their return after a break. The former is handed the vote as he was disqualified after passing the post first on his introduction at Newmarket last spring and then ran the useful Noble Mission close in a Listed contest there in May. Not A Given won three times on Dirt in the USA so whether he handles this surface may decide the outcome as he looks well enough handicapped while the stable's third entry, Modern History, is the type to win races here this season. Nordic Truce also won in the USA before transferring to Germany where he's competed at a high level while Belgian Bill will have come on for last week's blow out behind Lily's Angel. Spirit Of Battle ran a cracking race in that latter event but is poorly drawn while Capital Attraction is consistent at this level and deserved last week's success at Jebel Ali. Jardim needed his opening run here last year before running well in better company but Banna Boirche has been racing over further at Dundalk and though having no problems with this trip he may be a few pounds high in the weights.