Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:25 Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:25:31
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Anatolian 8/1
2nd Ahzeemah (IRE) 3/1
3rd Star Empire (SAF) 10/1
4th In The Spotlight (IND) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 111/820- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Anatolian 208
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 8/19.00
2 (7) 530614- EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 90
Nag me
5 9-3 M Halford S Foley 16/117.00
3 (5) 113111- White, green diamond, white sleeves, green armlets, white cap In The Spotlight (IND) 110
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 S Padmanabhan R L Moore 9/43.25
4 (15) 113135/ Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 693
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 M F De Kock C Soumillon 10/111.00
5 (9) 21/846-4 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Submariner (USA) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 A bin Huzaim P Cosgrave 33/134.00
6 (13) 8/65840- Yellow, red epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 145
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 Mrs J Harrington G Carroll 16/117.00
7 (10) 511350- ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) 208
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 M Johnston K Fallon 16/117.00
8 (14) 21/231-4 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Sham Sheer 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 F Nass W Smith 12/113.00
9 (4) 243121- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 131
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 3/14.00
10 (8) 512218- Black, Yellow disc, hooped sleeves and cap Art Scholar (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M Appleby Martin Harley 14/115.00
12 (3) 7131/80- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Sadeek's Song (USA) 244
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 25/126.00
13 (16) 637/988- Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, white cap Concordat 62
Nag me
5 8-13 bt S Seemar R Mullen 40/141.00
14 (12) 02506/0- Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, black cap Kidnapped (AUS) 329
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 vt S Seemar R Ffrench 40/141.00
15 (6) 331144- Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Chicago (IRE) 149
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-10 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 14/115.00
16 (1) 508538- royal Blue, orange sash, orange sleeves, royal blue, orange hooped cap Eddie Jock (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 8-9 t S Seemar Harry Bentley 25/126.00
17 00271-2 White, red sash, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow star cap Royaaty (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-9 M bin Shafya T E Durcan 12/113.00
Non runners
11 (11)F/00006-Canadian (IRE)59-0M bin ShafyaAntioco Murgia

Verdict

Star Empire is the only C&D winner in the line-up and though absent for almost two years that's rarely a problem for one from his yard. He's well enough treated to make his mark though the concession of 3lb to AHZAAMAH may be beyond him. The Godolphin entry was in cracking form at Ascot last summer, winning twice including a heritage handicap in September. There should be more to come from him and he looks the one to be on here. Ithoughtitwasover appears to prefer softer ground, a remark that also applies to the well handicapped Chicago, but Sham Sheer will have found the trip too short behind Sharestan last week and this will be much more to his liking. In The Spotlight has been winning easily at the highest level in India and it would be no great shock if she went well here.