Meydan

  • 16:35 Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News 6f

  • Winner 4,185,560 2nd 1,583,211 3rd 786,486 4th 359,954
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:35:46
16:35 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Krypton Factor 13/2
2nd Rocket Man (AUS) 3/1
3rd Lucky Nine (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11410-1 Black, red maltese cross, red sleeves, red cap Rocket Man (AUS) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 P B Shaw F Coetzee 3/14.00
2 (2) 805102 Dark blue, light blue star, dark blue, light blue diamonds sleeves, dark blue, light blue quartered cap Happy Dubai (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 t A Al Raihe J P Murtagh 76 33/134.00
3 (3) 111118- Red, yellow circle, yellow sleeves, red cap Giant Ryan (USA) 147
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 t1 Bisnath Parboo W Martinez 16/117.00
4 (4) 1-93011 Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, black cap Russian Rock (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M Al Muhairi W Smith 92 40/141.00
5 (5) 63-2121 purple, Yellow star, black striped sleeves and cap Krypton Factor 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 b F Nass K Fallon 83 13/27.50
6 (6) 396-212 White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 T D Barron S De Sousa 104 14/115.00
7 (7) 71481-1 Orange, light blue striped, white sleeves, light blue cap The Factor (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 t1 B Baffert R Bejarano 4/15.00
8 (8) 10-3448 White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap Iver Bridge Lad 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 b J Ryan M O'connell 105 50/151.00
9 (9) 11111-5 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Sepoy (AUS) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 P Snowden K McEvoy 7/24.50
10 (10) 10-7235 Red, white stripe, black seams, red sleeves, black seams, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap Inxile (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 105 40/141.00
11 (11) 47031-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Soul (AUS) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 14/115.00
12 (12) 251-621 White, red chevron, white, red checked sleeves, red cap Lucky Nine (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 h C Fownes B Prebble 13/27.50

Verdict

ROCKET MAN won this a year ago and has proved himself the outstanding sprinter in Singapore for many years. Like last year he arrives having landed the same prep race at Kranji and will be very difficult to beat though he faces serious challengers this time, especially from Sepoy. A regular Grade 1 winner in Australia and the winner of 10 from 12 starts, he has never raced on an artificial surface but has been here for a few weeks preparing and is certain to give the champion something to think about. Lucky Nine rarely races away from Sha Tin where he's a regular winner at the highest level. He's very closely matched with Joy And Fun on recent form so a big run from that rival in the previous race will be a pointer. The Factor arrives from the USA having landed Grade 1 and 2 events on the Dirt at Santa Anita but another American challenger, Giant Ryan, failed miserably in the Breeders' Cup after winning at the highest level at Belmont. Kieren Fallon has been brilliant on board Krypton Factor at the Carnival but this competition is much classier.