Meydan

  • 15:05 Donegal Football Team Cup Handicap6f

  • Winner 40,047 2nd 15,150 3rd 7,524 4th 3,442
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:06:46
15:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 9/2
2nd Grand Duchy 9/2
3rd Art Of War (SAF) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 30/0346- Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Effort 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 A bin Huzaim C Sandoval 7/18.00
2 (5) 7197/64- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-6 F Nass K Fallon 9/25.50
3 (11) 0D00/23- Yellow, mauve quartered, white sleeves, white cap Innocuous 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-6 t1 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 9/43.25
4 (10) 08/0805- Yellow, black striped, yellow armlets on black sleeves, red cap Ritual (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 M Al Muhairi James Doyle 11/112.00
5 (6) 461656- emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star Desert Philosopher 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 t1 A Al Raihe Harry Bentley 11/112.00
6 (3) 7/05804- Light blue, yellow chevron, blue sleeves, yellow cap Art Of War (SAF) 6
Nag me
9 9-2 bt A Al Raihe P Hanagan 17/29.50
7 (2) 125075- red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Bartolomeu 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 E Oertel P Cosgrave 14/115.00
8 (8) 894090- Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, white cap Festival City 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 t A bin Huzaim Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
9 (4) 565213- Maroon, white star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Grand Duchy 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 M Al Muhairi W Smith 9/25.50
10 (1) 0000/80- black, white, yellow, grey & brown hoops Prince Shaun (IRE) 42
Nag me
8 9-0 t D Watson P J Dobbs 50/151.00
11 (7) 4321/00- Orange, Black seams and cap Redden 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-6 R Bouresly B Doyle 33/134.00

Verdict

Paul Hanagan has been amongst the winners here and at Jebel Ali and though his mount Art Of War hasn't won since Nad Al Sheba four years ago he's dropped to a lowly mark and ran quite well at Jebel Ali on Friday. Grand Duchy scored over this trip at Sharjah before finding 5f just too short at Jebel Ali when Ritual and Effort were behind and is running well enough to be given a shout though it's Ali Al Raihe and Royston Ffrench who should again have the call with INNOCUOUS. Disqualified after passing the post first here in 2011, he's returned to action in excellent shape, finding a mile just beyond him when runner-up to Trojan Nights in November and running very well behind the in-form Ganas a month ago when Forevertheoptimist, a Sandown Listed wnner in 2011, was behind.