Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 14:25 UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group 1m 1f 110y

  • Winner 1,199,997 2nd 399,997 3rd 200,002 4th 99,998
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:25:20
14:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toast Of New York (USA) 11/1
2nd Asmar (IRE) 6/1
3rd Emirates Flyer 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2152-24 Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Safety Check (IRE) 44
Nag me
3 8-9 C Appleby William Buick 95 50/151.00
2 (2) 31811-7 Blue, White Cap Paximadia (AUS) 44
Nag me
4 9-5 pt Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 16/117.00
3 (3) 112213- White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap Cooptado (ARG) 105
Nag me
4 9-5 D Watson P J Dobbs 20/121.00
4 (4) 31319-1 Blue Long John (AUS) 44
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-5 b C Appleby M Barzalona 2/13.00
5 (5) 1312- Dark Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Giovanni Boldini (USA) 148
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3 8-9 A P O'Brien R L Moore 2/13.00
6 (6) 222-122 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Emirates Flyer 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 104 20/121.00
7 (7) 727143- Yellow, Black cross belts, Halved sleeves, Black cap Sir Jack Layden 182
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3 8-9 D H Brown L Dettori 20/121.00
8 (8) 5211- White, white sleeves, black cap Toast Of New York (USA) 148
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 J A Osborne J P Spencer 78 11/112.00
9 (9) 3351 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Asmar (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 F Nass R Hughes 6/17.00
10 (10) 1343- Blue, orange disc, blue, orange striped sleeves, blue, orange striped cap Sir John Hawkins (USA) 247
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-9 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 14/115.00
11 (11) 4257-92 Pink, green chevron, pink, green halved sleeves, pink, green quartered cap Jallota 30
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3 8-9 M F De Kock Jim Crowley 105 50/151.00
12 (12) 41255-1 White, green epaulettes, white, green seams sleeves, green, white star cap King Rubi 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Palussiere A Hamelin 40/141.00

Verdict

LONG JOHN arrived here from Australia with a big reputation and had no problems landing the UAE 2000 Guineas from Emirates Flyer. He's a southern-bred so has an advantage over most of these rivals and will be difficult to beat. The latter was beaten even further when stepping up to this trip for the first time three weeks ago by Asmar, who was very impressive. The Argentine Group 1 winner Cooptado is another southern-bred which should give him an advantage though he may need time to acclimatise while Aidan O'Brien saddles Giovanni Boldini and Sir John Hawkins. The former looks the main choice having finished runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. He's won both starts on Polytrack at Dundalk and would be a major threat if acting on Tapeta.