Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:55 Meydan Classic Sponsored By Shahrazad Ladies Banking 1m

  • Winner 95,818 2nd 29,671 3rd 14,835 4th 7,397
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:55:38
15:55 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Now Spun (USA) 7/2
2nd Deauville Prince (FR) 5/2
3rd Tarbawi (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 51- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Now Spun (USA) 135
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 80 7/24.50
2 (2) 5224-94 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Tarbawi (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-8 M bin Shafya W Smith 75 20/121.00
3 (3) 45421-1 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-8 D Marnane F Lynch 6/42.50
4 (4) 331-655 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Filfil (USA) 14
Nag me
3 8-8 M Al Zarooni K Fallon 87 12/113.00
5 (5) 3435-03 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Luhaif 21
Nag me
3 8-8 v M R Channon Martin Harley 99 9/110.00
6 (6) 21753-9 red, black and white checked stripe, red sleeves, red cap Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 21
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3 8-8 N Petersen P Hanagan 20/121.00
7 (7) 14144-4 Red, blue quartered, orange sleeves, orange, blue quartered cap Deauville Prince (FR) 14
Nag me
3 8-8 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 105 5/23.50
8 (8) 32125-8 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Darkening (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 8-8 I Mohammed Antioco Murgia 89 33/134.00

Verdict

Now Spun landed a Leicester maiden in October on soft ground and will find these conditions rather different though he could be anything and looks better than stablemate Filfil. Elleval was in excellent form at Dundalk before gaining a surprise victory in a conditions event over 7f here three weeks ago when Luhaif was 3l away in third and Tarbawi a further 2l behind. There's no difference at the weights here so David Marnane's charge should have the call again. DEAUVILLE PRINCE won a Listed contest at Ripon in August and wasn't beaten far in a Group 1 in Italy subsequently. He made a very promising start behind the high-class Soft Falling Rain in the 2000 Guineas here two weeks ago and that form entitles him to the vote here.