Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 16:40 Dubai Duty Free Sponsored By Dubai Duty Free 1m 1f

  • Winner 10,476,801 2nd 3,962,910 3rd 1,968,637 4th 900,992
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:41:47
16:40 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sajjhaa 7/1
2nd The Apache (SAF) 10/1
3rd Giofra 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 3312-40 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Aesop's Fables (USA) 21
Nag me
4 9-0 v1 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 25/126.00
2 (2) 343146- Bronze, bronze sleeves, bronze cap I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 148
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 D M Simcock Hayley Turner 116 16/117.00
3 (3) 2369-23 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap City Style (USA) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 115 16/117.00
4 (4) 13151-8 Orange, black striped, orange, black hooped sleeves, orange, black quartered cap Little Mike (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 t Dale Romans Gary Stevens 8/19.00
5 (5) 242-111 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Sajjhaa 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 7/18.00
6 (6) 111/1-36 Yellow, blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Igugu (AUS) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-9 M F De Kock A Delpech 10/111.00
7 (7) 1113-41 Purple, white cross belts, white sleeves, red cap Ocean Park (NZ) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 b G Hennessy J P Murtagh 11/26.50
8 (8) 161-323 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Fulbright 28
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4 9-0 t M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 113 33/134.00
9 (9) 121532- Dark blue, light blue hoop, dark blue, light blue hoop sleeves, light blue, dark blue hooped cap Giofra 111
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 t A de Royer-Dupre M Guyon 7/18.00
10 (10) 41/26-12 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap The Apache (SAF) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 10/111.00
11 (11) 0-04161 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Mushreq (AUS) 37
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 12/113.00
12 (12) 396714- Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, pink, black quartered cap Wigmore Hall (IRE) 167
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M L W Bell R L Moore 115 25/126.00
13 (13) 1/1207-2 Maroon, white spots, maroon, white striped sleeves, maroon, white spots cap French Fifteen (FR) 28
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4 9-0 N Clement O Peslier 12/113.00
14 (14) 213-011 claret and orange checked, claret sleeves and cap Trade Storm 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 D M Simcock J P Spencer 104 4/15.00

Verdict

LITTLE MIKE won the Turf Classic, the Arlington Million and the Breeders' Cup Turf last year. He had a run around here on Tapeta on Super Saturday and will take some beating. The New Zealand champion Ocean Park won four Group 1s in eight weeks last year, culminating in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. He warmed up with a facile success in another Group 1 three weeks ago. Falmouth Stakes winner Giofra produced an even better effort when runner-up in the Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin in December but Igugu, a regular winner at Group 1 level in South Africa, has disappointed at the Carnival here and has twice finished behind Godolphin's Sajjhaa, who has progressed into a really smart mare. Wigmore Hall, a dual winner of the Northern Dancer at Woodbine, was behind Little Mike at Arlington. Dave Simcock's Beverley D winner I'm A Dreamer was a bit unlucky in-running on her two subsequent starts and along with stablemate Trade Storm, who landed the Zabeel Mile here, gives her yard a strong hand. French Fifteen, runner-up to Camelot in last year's 2000 Guineas, didn't run to that level in three subsequent starts.