Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:35 Balanchine Sponsored By District One 1m 1f

  • Winner 467,941 2nd 144,892 3rd 72,449 4th 36,115
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:37:52
17:35 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 8/1
2nd Flotilla (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11341-3 Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-0 E Lynam J P Spencer 104 20/121.00
2 (2) 1111/1 Blue Certify (USA) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-3 C Appleby M Barzalona 114 2/51.40
3 (3) 71741-2 White, red diamond hoop, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Mme P Brandt M Guyon 8/19.00
4 (4) 41/186-4 Blue, white stars, blue, white stars sleeves, blue, white star cap Flotilla (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 7/18.00
5 (5) 312063- Blue, white, orange hooped sleeves, blue cap Moment In Time (IRE) 116
Nag me
5 9-0 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 108 12/113.00
6 (6) 75043-6 Purple, purple, white diamonds sleeves, purple, white checked cap Banoffee (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-0 H Morrison R Hughes 100 25/126.00

Verdict

In landing the Group 2 Cape Verdi over a mile last month, CERTIFY remained unbeaten after five starts. She was returning from an enforced absence that day and showed all of her old ability in beating three of today's rivals, L'Amour De Ma Vie, Pearl Of Africa and the very disappointing favourite Flotilla. Only the runner-up threatened at any stage and she can go well again though the main threat may emerge from Moment In Time. David Simcock's mare, a regular performer at Group 1 level, hasn't been seen since a tremendous effort in the E P Taylor at Woodbine in October but has run well when fresh in the past.