Meydan

  • 16:30 Blue Frog Trophy Handicap7f

  • Winner 51,620 2nd 14,827 3rd 7,411
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:31:49
16:30 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Furnace (IRE) 12/1
2nd Count Paris (USA) 5/1
3rd Mark To Market (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (13) 0/09-004 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Tagseed (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-4 M Al Mheiri R Mullen 13/27.50
2 (14) 60-0556 Royal blue, white epaulets, red cap Mabroor (USA) 20
3 9-2 D Watson P Cosgrave 20/121.00
3 (5) 10-0400 Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Kawssaj 6
Distance Winner
4 9-1 D Selvaratnam S James (3) 25/126.00
4 (8) 4-12315 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Watheeq (USA) 96
3 9-1 A Al Rayhi Dane O'Neill 8/19.00
5 (4) 1216-13 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Al Razi (USA) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 bt S Seemar M Monaghan (7) 7/18.00
6 (11) 7-78425 blue and yellow diagonal stripes, blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap Final Recovery 28
Beaten Favourite
4 8-13 v1 D Watson P J Dobbs 9/110.00
7 (10) 153065 Maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, black cap Furnace (IRE) 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-13 pt E Charpy S Hitchcott 12/113.00
8 (9) 62061-0 black, white, yellow, grey & brown hoops Mark To Market (IRE) 28
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 D Watson T P O'Shea 8/19.00
9 (6) 000-517 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Skycruiser (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-13 S Seemar C O'Donoghue 8/19.00
10 (12) 06-0500 Yellow, black striped, yellow hoops on black sleeves, red cap Suited And Booted (IRE) 264
Distance Winner
5 8-13 M Al Mheiri James Doyle 12/113.00
11 (2) 30-0061 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Count Paris (USA) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 A bin Huzaim C Sanchez 5/16.00
12 (1) 0-00948 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Needleleaf (USA) 14
5 8-11 t A bin Huzaim C Sandoval 12/113.00
13 (3) 343509 White, red sash, white sleeves, white, red striped cap Shafgaan 6
4 8-11 t A Al Rayhi R Ffrench 20/121.00
14 (7) 333-882 Black, grey checked, red sleeves, red cap Dan Chillingworth (IRE) 293
Distance Winner
7 8-10 v D Watson Harry Bentley 8/19.00
Non runners
1525/5-1Ru'oud48-10S SeemarReserve 1
1642-7255Qannaas (USA)38-10A Al RayhiReserve 2
17336-070Bonne Idee (FR)38-8J PeromingoReserve 3
18144-553Kingdom Beauty (SDA)58-8S SeemarReserve 4

Verdict

Watheeq scored at Haydock and Lingfield for Roger Varian and is on a fair mark for his debut here but COUNT PARIS is taken to follow up his recent victory. That was in a lower grade event but he won smoothly enough and both career victories have come over the C&D. He has the edge over both Skycruiser and Dan Chillingworth on his earlier victory while Al Razi has only won at Jebel Ali and he rarely races away from there. Tagseed completed a hat-trick for William Haggas in 2010 and hasn't had too much racing here so his run behind Ganas here a couple of weeks ago will have given connections cause for optimism.