Meydan

  • 17:50 Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy Handicap1m

  • Winner 50,999 2nd 17,000 3rd 9,351 4th 5,101
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:51:10
17:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Filfil (USA) 40/1
2nd Jamhoori 12/1
3rd Dairam (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 609/49-9 YELLOW, black epaulettes, yellow cap Swinging Sixties (IRE) 27
9 9-6 D Selvaratnam William Twiston-Davies 40/141.00
2 (1) 65574-0 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Filfil (USA) 22
4 9-3 S Seemar Pat Cosgrove 40/141.00
3 (10) 1000-15 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Ghaamer (USA) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 6/17.00
4 (13) 6925-13 Orange, red sleeves, red cap Jamhoori 14
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-2 M Al Muhairi Thomas Brown 12/113.00
5 (7) 22/19-4 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Ostaad (IRE) 30
4 9-2 v D Watson Dane O'Neill 12/113.00
6 (6) 1- Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, white cap Puzzlemaker (USA) 58
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-2 t S Seemar R Mullen 7/24.50
7 (8) 4222-2 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Musaddas 14
4 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/42.75
8 (5) 5870/0-5 Lime green, lime green, white hooped sleeves, black cap Toolain (IRE) 14
6 9-0 h S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 20/121.00
9 (3) 4221/6-5 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Chequers 30
Distance Winner
5 8-11 A Bin Harmash A de Vries 12/113.00
10 (9) 5/869-09 royal Blue, yellow diamond hoop, royal blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap, royal blue star Darkening (IRE) 14
4 8-11 t1 I Mohammed T P O'Shea 25/126.00
11 (4) 1666/30 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, white cap Somalian (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 8-11 I Mohammed Harry Bentley 14/115.00
12 (11) 2322-21 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Touch Gold (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 Ernst Oertel Daniel Muscutt (7) 10/111.00
13 (12) 2133-26 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, red cap Dairam (USA) 6
Distance Winner
4 8-8 t M Al Muhairi R Ffrench 16/117.00

Verdict

Ghaamer won a course and distance handicap a month ago, when the lightly-raced Ostaad wasn't far behind, and ran well in a better race on Turf last time. Jamhoori has a similar profile and appeared to find 7f too short last time after his earlier course and distance success. However, he was behind MUSADDAS in that latter race and Saeed bin Suroor's charge, who was making his handicap debut, stayed on strongly after missing the break and can go one better. The lightly-raced Chequers was also in that race and ran well enough to consider. Touch Gold won twice for Sir Henry Cecil in 2012 and arrived here on a lowly mark which he took advantage of two weeks ago. He's only gone up 5lb and with his young rider claiming 7lb he looks to have every chance of completing a quick double. Puzzlemaker beat subsequent winner Waahy in a maiden here in December but will need to make further progress in this much tougher race.