Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 18:05 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates 1m 2f

  • Winner 20,953,602 2nd 7,925,814 3rd 3,937,269 4th 1,801,985
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 18:05:33
18:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Animal Kingdom (USA) 11/2
2nd Red Cadeaux 28/1
3rd Planteur (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 54620-6 Pink, green chevron, pink, green halved sleeves, pink, green quartered cap Treasure Beach 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 25/126.00
2 (2) 233881- Light blue, red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red, light blue diamond cap Red Cadeaux 111
Nag me
7 9-0 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 115 28/129.00
3 (3) 75159-0 Emerald and yellow blocks, emerald sleeves, emerald cap Dullahan (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 t Dale Romans Gary Stevens 14/115.00
4 (4) 1121-11 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Hunter's Light (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 5/23.50
5 (5) 7/2D112- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Capponi (IRE) 364
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 t1 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 104 20/121.00
6 (6) 33226-4 Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Side Glance 21
Nag me
6 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 115 33/134.00
7 (7) 8/3277-1 Grey, red epaulettes, grey sleeves, grey cap Planteur (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M Botti R L Moore 121 10/111.00
8 (8) 11211-1 White, burgundy sash, burgundy hooped sleeves, burgundy cap Royal Delta (USA) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 William Mott M Smith 3/14.00
9 (9) 11203-4 Red, white, emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap Meandre (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A Fabre M Guyon 20/121.00
11 (11) 13116-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap African Story 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 120 8/19.00
12 (12) 126/12-2 Green, red chevron, green sleeves, red cap Animal Kingdom (USA) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 bt H Graham Motion Joel Rosario 11/26.50
13 (13) 1-21112 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Kassiano (GER) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 16/117.00
Non runners
10 (10)13/418-9Monterosso69-0M Al ZarooniM Barzalona127

Verdict

Bill Mott's ROYAL DELTA, a dual Breeders' Cup winner, was well beaten behind Monterosso in this last year but was impeded at a crucial stage and had no chance after. She's been in outstanding form subsequently and can take the world's richest race for the USA. Monterosso was well beaten in the Eclipse at Sandown and on his reappearance behind Hunter's Light and Kassiano in what looked a sub-standard Group 1 three weeks ago and has hardly had the best preparation and Godolphin have a much stronger chance with Hunter's Light, who has the advantage of being in superb form at the Carnival. Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, was an unlucky loser in the Breeders' Cup Mile in November and had a nice pipe-opener at Gulfstream last month. He'll be in the firing line while Dullahan, who beat a high-class field in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar in August, had a recent run round here and will have been primed for this. Hong Kong Vase winner Red Cadeaux may find this on the short side but last year's Godolphin Mile winner African Story showed himself in good heart with a smooth Group 3 victory earlier this month. Planteur, an excellent third in this last year, warmed up with a smooth victory at Lingfield last month and can't be ignored.