Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 15:50 Cape Verdi Sponsored By Dubal Group 2 Stakes 1m

  • Winner 419,082 2nd 158,518 3rd 78,748 4th 36,042
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:50:34
15:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Certify (USA) 2/1
2nd L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 116- Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Mensoora (SAF) 208
Nag me
4 8-9 M F De Kock C Soumillon 8/19.00
2 (2) 971741- White, red diamond hoop, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap L'amour De Ma Vie (USA) 32
Nag me
5 9-3 Mme P Brandt M Guyon 33/134.00
3 (3) 17730-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Shuruq (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 109 5/16.00
4 (4) 541/186- Blue, white stars, blue, white stars sleeves, blue, white star cap Flotilla (FR) 137
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 6/42.50
5 (5) 1111/ Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Certify (USA) 489
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 C Appleby M Barzalona 114 2/13.00
6 (6) 111341- Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 90
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 E Lynam J P Spencer 104 11/112.00

Verdict

CERTIFY's presence adds lustre to this Group 2 though the fact that she's returning from a lengthy ban is an obvious concern. The one-time 1000 Guineas favourite hasn't been seen since her victory in the Fillies' Mile in September 2012 due to her stable ban and that form worked out poorly though her earlier victory over the brilliant Sky Lantern in the Sweet Solera could hardly have been bettered. Shuruq also represents Godolphin and has the advantage of a recent winning run and last year's UAE Oaks heroine has to be regarded as a major threat. Flotilla gained the second of her Group 1 victories in the French 1000 Guineas but her two subsequent efforts, both at the highest level, were disappointing. Mensoora landed a couple of minor races at Scottsville before failing in a Group 1 at Greyville while L'Amour De Ma Vie has done her winning on Fibresand at Deauville. Pearl Of Africa has progressed from handicaps and landed a Listed contest on Polytrack at Dundalk in November.