Today's racecards

Meydan

  • 14:45 Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors 2m

  • Winner 2,092,780 2nd 791,606 3rd 393,243 4th 179,977
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 19:25:18
14:45 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opinion Poll (IRE) 10/11
2nd Joshua Tree (IRE) 16/1
3rd Zanzamar (SAF) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 080-234 White, red sash, red hoops on sleeves, white, quartered cap Makani Bisty (JPN) 27
Nag me
5 9-0 b1 Y Yahagi F Komaki 11/112.00
2 (2) 511131- royal Blue, yellow cross belts, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, royal blue cap Barbican 122
Nag me
4 8-8 A Bailey R L Moore 111 9/25.50
3 (3) 069-690 Black, white spot, silver star, silver sleeves, silver cap, black star Unusual Suspect (USA) 21
Nag me
8 9-0 v M C Kent Corey Nakatani 33/134.00
4 (4) 2311-20 red, black seams, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Averroes (IRE) 30
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5 9-0 E Oertel P Cosgrave 99 50/151.00
5 (5) 232-776 Black with white star, white epaulets, black sleeves, black cap Joshua Tree (IRE) 21
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5 9-0 M Botti J P Murtagh 114 16/117.00
6 (6) 781-558 dark blue, yellow epaulettes and star on cap Irish Flame (SAF) 21
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6 9-0 M F De Kock K Shea 33/134.00
7 (7) 20-0410 Red, white, emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap Bronze Cannon (USA) 21
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7 9-0 t Herman Brown K Ulubaev 109 33/134.00
8 (8) 0-34721 burgundy, black seams, white and black striped sleeves, white cap Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 vt Herman Brown G Schofield 110 8/19.00
9 (9) 3/3120-7 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Grand Vent (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 16/117.00
10 (10) 21122-2 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Opinion Poll (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 117 10/111.91
12 (12) 124-015 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zanzamar (SAF) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-13 bt M F De Kock R Hills 18/119.00
13 (13) 37021-9 Yellow, light blue hoop, yellow, light blue armlets, light blue cap Kasbah Bliss (FR) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-0 F Doumen C P Lemaire 14/115.00
Non runners
11 (11)4617-11Fox Hunt (IRE)59-0M Al ZarooniS De Sousa110

Verdict

Makani Bisty is an unknown outside of Japan but is a classy performer who will enjoy the conditions and was a close fourth in the Grade 1 Tenno Sho at Kyoto last May. Barbican deserves his chance having won six of his 10 races though at nowhere near this level while Unusual Suspect will enjoy stepping up in trip though he's been running poorly and was a long way behind Mikhail Glinka over 1m4f three weeks ago. The latter won the Queens Vase at Ascot in 2010 so the trip holds no fears while the veteran Kasbah Bliss, the winner of 16 races on the Flat and over hurdles, was never put in the race behind Fox Hunt on his return to action here and can do very much better than that. However, the winner's stablemate OPINION POLL, while never looking likely to win, ran a superb race on his return from a long break and with Frankie in the saddle this time is taken to reverse the form and make this a 1-2 for Godolphin.