Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:25 Meydan Sobha Phase II Handicap 5f

  • Winner 409,445 2nd 126,780 3rd 63,390 4th 31,598
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:25:36
16:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Medicean Man 9/2
2nd Ahtoug 11/2
3rd Hototo 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 112832- White, blue hooped, red sleeves, white cap Catcall (FR) 137
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 P Sogorb C P Lemaire 3/14.00
2 (7) 05993-3 Dark blue, grey star, dark blue, grey hooped sleeves, dark blue, grey hooped cap Medicean Man 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 pt J Gask Harry Bentley 9/25.50
3 (5) 1/4135-4 Black, orange seams, orange spots on cap Abstraction (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Mrs S Dawson F Lynch 6/17.00
4 (9) 6541-18 White, dark blue star, dark blue, white stars sleeves, white, dark blue star cap Ahtoug 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 C Appleby M Barzalona 11/26.50
5 (6) 626/03-2 Dark green, beige sleeves, dark green, beige star cap Hototo 42
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 v F Nass L Morris 11/26.50
6 (3) 7552-67 White, white, dark blue striped sleeves, yellow, dark blue hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 v P T Midgley K Fallon 20/121.00
7 (1) 41101-0 Red, dark green, red hooped sleeves, dark green, red hooped cap Dungannon 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 v A M Balding J P Spencer 16/117.00
8 (8) 76/098-3 Blue Desert Law (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 9/110.00
9 (10) 3157-00 White, purple hoop, white sleeves, white cap My Propeller (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 P W Chapple-Hyam R Mullen 25/126.00
10 (2) 429-865 Light green, brown braces, light green, brown armlets sleeves, white cap Racy 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 B Ellison T Eaves 8/19.00

Verdict

Ahtoug had Hototo half-a-length behind when they were 1-2 over the track and trip in January. The winner couldn't defy a 6lb rise and better company three weeks later so the runner-up can reverse the form. Dungannon beat a useful field of handicappers at Doncaster in October and though never in the hunt on his debut here last month will have gained benefit from the run and should make his presence felt. Catcall is comfortably the class act here and should have won the Prix De L'Abbaye. He has speed to burn but stops when hitting the front which he did at Longchamp and was caught by Maarek. Medicean Man likes it here and made a very satisfactory comeback behind Alsaaeqah with ABSTRACTION just behind and Monsieur Joe close up. There should be little between the trio again with the lightly-raced Abstraction perhaps the one to come out best and take this. The speedy Desert Law ran very well behind Ahtoug on his reappearance after a long break and should go well from this mark.