Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:50 Cape Verdi Sponsored By Meydan Hotels 1m

  • Winner 467,929 2nd 144,892 3rd 72,446 4th 36,113
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:50:12
16:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sajjhaa 4/6
2nd Amanee (AUS) 12/1
3rd First City 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 118454- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Dark Orchid (USA) 156
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 9/110.00
2 (2) 55551-0 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Amanee (AUS) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/113.00
3 (3) 4592-50 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 9-0 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 92 40/141.00
4 (4) 071687- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Falls Of Lora (IRE) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 107 6/17.00
5 (5) 4/23129- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, black cap Spellwork (USA) 144
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 8/19.00
6 (6) 17402- Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, yellow cap Forever Snow (USA) 142
Nag me
4 9-0 v1 F Borges Harry Bentley 33/134.00
7 (7) 5/12068- emerald Green, white disc, yellow striped sleeves First City 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 110 10/111.00
8 (8) 417/242- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Sajjhaa 75
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 4/61.67

Verdict

Ali Al Raihe won this last year with First City, who beat the long odds-on Mahbooba by a nose. The winner will no doubt be tuned for a repeat though she hasn't been showing the same level of form. Falls Of Lora won the UAE Oaks here last February though that was on Tapeta which appears to suit her style. She'll be a threat though preference is for another Godolphin entry in SAJJHA. She's a high-class mare on her day as she showed when narrowly beaten by Izzi Top in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes at York, the second time she'd been runner-up in that event. This is her first start since November but she looks the one to be on. Her stable also run Spellwork and Dark Orchid and neither should be discounted while Amanee has a fitness advantage over most of these and was racing over a trip short of her best a fortnight ago.