Meydan

  • 16:00 Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy Handicap1m 1f

  • Winner 54,003 2nd 18,003 3rd 9,898 4th 5,399
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:00:23
16:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Almoonqith (USA) 4/1
2nd Furnace (IRE) 14/1
3rd Ducab (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 07660-0 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, red cap Marching Time 14
8 9-5 D Watson S Al Mazrooei 20/121.00
2 (5) 61023-5 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Jalaa (IRE) 22
4 9-4 D Watson Dane O'Neill 10/111.00
3 (8) 56223-2 White, dark blue, white halved sleeves, white cap Oasis Dancer 14
7 9-4 D Watson S Hitchcott 11/26.50
5 (2) 82085-8 YELLOW, black epaulettes, yellow cap Tesslam 14
7 9-3 D Selvaratnam Thomas Brown 14/115.00
6 (16) 0054-70 Black, white chevron, white stars on red sleeves, red cap Canadian (IRE) 8
6 9-2 pt M Ramadan P Cosgrave 33/134.00
7 (12) 312318- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Ukrainian (IRE) 58
Course Winner
5 9-2 v A Al Raihe R Ffrench 9/110.00
8 (14) 18220-5 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Almoonqith (USA) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 4/15.00
9 (1) 24122-6 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Georgetown 14
4 9-0 v A Bin Harmash A de Vries 4/15.00
10 (3) 16580-1 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Ducab (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-13 t A Bin Harmash M Barzalona 9/25.50
11 (4) 59547-0 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Hold The Line (IRE) 14
4 8-13 t S Seemar T P O'Shea 22/123.00
12 (9) 070/00-0 Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Induna (AUS) 14
6 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor A Al Subosi (10) 28/129.00
13 (7) 05306-5 Maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, black cap Furnace (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 8-8 pt E Charpy Noel Garbutt (7) 14/115.00
14 (13) 9678-59 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Historic Find 8
5 8-8 bt I Mohammed Manuel Chaves 33/134.00
15 (10) 15/7-464 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Malekov (IRE) 8
5 8-6 p Ernst Oertel Daniel Muscutt (7) 20/121.00
16 (15) 36665/4 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, white cap Wintergreen (IRE) 13
5 8-6 I Mohammed Harry Bentley 11/112.00
Non runners
4 (11)44/313-3Antinori (IRE)89-3S SeemarR Mullen

Verdict

Jalaa and Oasis Dancer represent Doug Watson and the latter looks interesting as he was probably unlucky not to beat Jawhar two weeks ago. Antinori is 7lb higher than when scoring over 1m2f on Tapeta but was staying on well over a mile in Jawhar's race and it will be a surprise if he's not competitive. Georgetown, who finished sixth, was staying on strongly and should get closer as that was his first start since arriving from France. Ukrainian was in fine shape around this time a year ago and won a Tapeta handicap in November before blowing the start on a subsequent visit. Ducab, a winner at Chester for Roger Varian, made a very good impression on his debut here two weeks ago and a 7lb rise won't be enough to prevent another big effort though the one to take from the race is ALMOONQITH, who started favourite despite a lengthy absence and was staying on nicely at the finish.