Meydan

  • 17:45 Natagora Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner 95,818 2nd 29,671 3rd 14,835 4th 7,397
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:45:16
17:45 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quick Wit 12/1
2nd Jutland 10/1
3rd Burano (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 162-122 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Royal Empire 16
4 9-6 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 1/21.50
2 (10) 21441-6 Yellow, blue diamonds, yellow sleeves, yellow, blue diamond cap Starboard 9
Distance Winner
4 9-6 E Charpy C Soumillon 8/19.00
3 (1) 6/795-60 Grey, Black and Green sash, Black cap Lindenthaler (GER) 16
5 9-0 P Schiergen T E Durcan 20/121.00
4 (11) 2100-67 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Quick Wit 16
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 12/113.00
5 (4) 1141-89 Cerise, dark blue spots, cerise sleeves, dark blue cap Bank Of Burden (USA) 16
6 8-13 t N Petersen P A Graberg 25/126.00
6 (9) 1133-24 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Jutland 16
Distance Winner
6 8-13 D Watson P J Dobbs 10/111.00
7 (7) 614-553 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Dormello (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 8-11 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 10/111.00
8 (6) 5/52060- Maroon, White star and sleeves, white cap Nationalism 100
6 8-10 vt S Seemar R Mullen 25/126.00
9 (8) 50-0045 White & red halved horizontally, royal blue hoop, white & red halved sleeves, royal blue armlets, red & blue hooped cap Jardim (BRZ) 16
7 8-9 b M F De Kock W Smith 16/117.00
10 (2) 4066-20 Maroon, grey striped, maroon, grey striped sleeves, maroon cap Burano (IRE) 16
Course Winner
4 8-8 B J Meehan P Hanagan 14/115.00
11 (5) F641-04 Grey, dark blue diamonds, grey sleeves, dark blue & cerise quartered cap Without Fear (FR) 9
Distance Winner
5 8-8 N Petersen Dane O'Neill 28/129.00

Verdict

ROYAL EMPIRE has been in cracking form since arriving here and his three runs have seen a rise of 12lb in the handicap. His recent defeat by Kassiano was given a boost on Thursday when the winner scored very easily and Saeed Bin Suroor's charge should defy top weight. Starboard won a Group 3 at Longchamp in September and will be better for last week's run behind Await The Dawn while the selection's stablemate Quick Wit usually takes a while to warm up here and his recent form figures are not representative of his ability. Burano never got into the action here last time and is much better judged on his earlier run and when landing a Listed contest here a year ago.