Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 17:20 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:20:15
17:20 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 11/4
2nd Gentildonna (JPN) 11/8
3rd Very Nice Name (FR) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 221195- Emerald Green, red epaulets Shareta (IRE) 147
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 117 6/17.00
2 (2) 12321-7 Blue, red chevrons, white, red striped sleeves, red, white quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 9-0 T Carmody J P Murtagh 104 40/141.00
3 (3) 343451- Grey, Black and Green sash, Black cap Girolamo (GER) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 P Schiergen A Starke 114 40/141.00
4 (4) 1537-33 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 v Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 116 25/126.00
5 (5) 311-137 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Sharestan (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 20/121.00
6 (6) 133303- Purple, white seams, purple, white striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 147
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 11/43.75
7 (7) 19240-0 Turquoise, red crossed sashes, turquoise armlet on red sleeves, turquoise and red quartered cap Trailblazer (JPN) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 Y Ikee Y Take 16/117.00
8 (8) 411111- Black, red cross belts, black and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Gentildonna (JPN) 125
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 h S Ishizaka Y Iwata 11/82.38
9 (9) 311-111 Maroon, white spots, maroon, white striped sleeves, maroon, white spots cap Very Nice Name (FR) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 A De Mieulle O Peslier 66/167.00
10 (10) 326105- Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Dunaden (FR) 111
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-0 M Delzangles J P Spencer 119 10/111.00
11 (11) 37/0-912 Grey,, grey, dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Await The Dawn (USA) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 118 11/112.00

Verdict

GENTILDONNA, last year's Horse of the Year in Japan, has won five of her six starts, four at Group 1 level including the Japan Cup last time and is the one to be on here. The 2011 Melbourne Cup and last year's Caulfield Cup hero Dunaden has been given a break since Hong Kong in December and should now be at his peak. St Nicholas Abbey was just touched off by the brilliant Cirrus Des Aigles in this last year but never really recaptured that kind of form subsequently while Yorkshire Oaks and Prix Vermeille winner Shareta couldn't match that form in the Arc and the Breeders' Cup Turf subsequently and is held by St Nicholas Abbey on their run at Santa Anita. Girolamo and Trailblazer's overall form doesn't quite look up to scratch but Await The Dawn has found his form again and should give a good account.