Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:00 Al Rashidiya Sponsored By Dubal Group 2 Stakes 1m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:06:08
17:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mujaarib (AUS) 25/1
2nd Mushreq (AUS) 3/1
3rd Maputo 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 41610-1 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mushreq (AUS) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock Dane O'Neill 3/14.00
2 (2) 100351- Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Educate 124
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 I Mohammed William Buick 112 14/115.00
3 (3) 454433- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap Trade Storm 137
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 D M Simcock J P Spencer 115 8/19.00
4 (4) 341132- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Tasaday (USA) 116
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 4/15.00
5 (5) 12113/4 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Steeler (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-13 C Appleby K Fallon 114 3/14.00
6 (6) 15/4597- royal Blue, red stripe and stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, red star Zambucca (SAF) 235
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 40/141.00
7 (7) 0/2521-6 blue, white checks, emerald green sleeves and cap Van Rooney (USA) 14
Nag me
5 9-0 t A Jan A De Vries 88 40/141.00
8 (8) 101110- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Maputo 117
Nag me
4 8-13 C Appleby M Barzalona 113 7/18.00
9 (9) 220797- Green, red stars, green, red stars sleeves,  green, red star cap Dastarhon (IRE) 47
Nag me
4 8-13 t1 Mme P Brandt M Guyon 33/134.00
10 (10) 10/3374- Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Mujaarib (AUS) 253
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 25/126.00
11 (11) 51247-4 Mauve, pink checked, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 b1 R A Fahey L Dettori 107 14/115.00
12 (12) 61012-3 Yellow, red epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-0 G M Lyons C T Keane 117 14/115.00

Verdict

Richard Fahey has already tasted success at the Carnival with Gabrial, who had earlier finished runner-up to MUSHREQ here with his stablemate Tales Of Grimm beaten 4l. The winner, who won twice here last year including a Group 2, is the top-rated and should continue his winning ways. Trade Storm was also in tremendous form here a year ago winning twice including at Group 2 level so he has to be a threat. Brendan Bracken was conceding Shuruq 5lb when beaten less than a length three weeks ago so a big run from the winner earlier will point to his chances. Steeler also ran in Shuruq's race and performed with credit as it was his first start since finishing third in the 2012 Racing Post Trophy. Maputo has joined Godolphin after doing well for Mark Johnston for who he won six times including a Group 3 in Ireland. Mujaarib is a regular performer at the highest level in South Africa and the Group 2 winner will be ready for this despite a long absence while Tasady, a Group 2 winner in France for Andre Fabre, has to be considered despite her liking for soft ground.