Meydan

  • 14:50 Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner 38,997 2nd 12,999 3rd 7,150 4th 3,897
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:51:17
14:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zurbriggen 10/1
2nd Bustopher (USA) 9/4
3rd Asmar (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 2- Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Bustopher (USA) 289
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 C Appleby M Barzalona 9/43.25
2 (3) 5-40 Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, red cap Dress Down (USA) 14
4 9-6 t1 M Al Muhairi Noel Garbutt (7) 33/134.00
3 (6) 24- Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Ennobled Friend (USA) 149
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 C Appleby Ahmed Ajtebi 7/18.00
4 (11) 0/7724-3 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Muhtaram 8
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 bt M Al Muhairi Harry Bentley 20/121.00
5 (13) 85/0 Maroon, White sash and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Mutarjim (USA) 14
5 9-6 v1 M Al Muhairi William Twiston-Davies 33/134.00
6 (14) 6/308-67 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Price Is Truth (USA) 8
4 9-6 ht S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 70 25/126.00
7 (5) 45/3620- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Quiet Diplomacy 256
4 9-6 A bin Huzaim Dane O'Neill 14/115.00
8 (10) 3/27- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Zurbriggen 135
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 A Bin Harmash A de Vries 10/111.00
9 (12) 3 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Asmar (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
3 8-7 F Nass K Fallon (ex1) 7/24.50
10 (8) 00- Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, black cap Ghasaq (IRE) 230
3 8-7 M Al Muhairi Andrew Nienaber 50/151.00
11 (9) 23- Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Moonfaarid 101
Beaten Favourite
3 8-7 M F De Kock P Hanagan 4/15.00
12 (4) Blue, blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Royal Hunter (IRE)
3 8-7 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 16/117.00
15 434/02-4 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Police Force (USA) 8
5 9-6 t A Al Raihe 78 16/117.00
16 4508-03 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Mr Churchill (IRE) 8
5 9-6 bt I Mohammed Manuel Chaves 72 40/141.00
Non runners
13 (1)477-Year Of Glory (IRE)38-7S SeemarNon Runner
14 (7)0Anwar Dubai38-3M Al MuhairiS De Sousa
17429-002Albayan (IRE)59-6A Al RaiheReserve 3
1880/450-8Extroverted69-6D WatsonReserve 4

Verdict

Moonfaarid made an encouraging debut when narrowly beaten over 6f at Newmarket but didn't appear to improve on his only subsequent start on Polytrack at Kempton, though there should still be some progress in him. Quiet Diplomacy had some decent form for Andre Fabre in France and hails from a yard who have started the Carnival well. His stablemate Zurbriggen was beaten twice at odds-on when trained by Charlie Appleby and doesn't look good enough but Asmar's effort behind Waahy in a maiden here at the beginning of the month was a promising first effort. Appleby is represented by Enobled Friend, who was an odds-on chance when only fourth at Kempton in September, and BUSTOPHER who is handed the vote. He made his debut in the Wood Ditton in April and was beaten less than a length by Ajraam with several subsequent winners in the race. Muhtaram has run his best races here and looks best of the remainder.