Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 13:45 Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors 2m

  • Winner 2,095,363 2nd 792,583 3rd 393,727 4th 180,198
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:45:20
13:45 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cavalryman 11/2
2nd Ahzeemah (IRE) 7/1
3rd Verema (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1/1816- Dark Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Imperial Monarch (IRE) 167
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 A P O'Brien R L Moore 116 5/23.50
2 (2) 121-221 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-8 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 103 7/18.00
3 (3) 11420-3 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Cavalryman 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 113 11/26.50
4 (4) 162/114- Black, light blue & red sash, light blue sleeves, red cap Seismos (IRE) 111
Nag me
5 9-0 Andreas Wohler M Demuro 20/121.00
5 (5) 33-2421 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Jutland 13
Nag me
6 9-0 D Watson P Dobbs 96 50/151.00
6 (6) 145144- Emerald Green, red epaulets Verema (FR) 153
Nag me
4 8-4 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 10/111.00
7 (7) 19546-5 Yellow, red chevrons, yellow, red chevrons sleeves, yellow, red hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 t J M Oxx D P McDonogh 115 9/25.50
8 (8) 11173-4 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Tenenbaum 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 5/16.00
9 (9) 2045-49 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Averroes (IRE) 34
Nag me
6 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 99 66/167.00
10 (10) 135/313 Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 11/112.00

Verdict

Averroes ran surprisingly well to finish fourth in this a year ago and has subsequently performed over trips too short. CAVALRYMAN ran in the Sheema Classic last year but has been racing at around this trip subsequently. He's a genuine stayer at this level and higher and, after a fair run in the Melbourne Cup, he made a very satisfactory reappearance over a trip too short on Super Saturday so looks the one to be on. Ahzeemah won the recognised trial when Star Empire, Tenenbaum and Saddler's Rock were all close behind. That race was run at a crawl and the latter may come out best this time with a stronger pace likely. Imperial Monarch hasn't had much experience and is just the type to make progress this season. He landed the Group 1 Grand Prix De Paris on soft ground in July and looks potentially a top-class stayer. Verema is also a decent staying prospect who landed a Group 3 at Longchamp in Septem