• 15:15 GN Focus Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner 230,490 2nd 87,186 3rd 43,312 4th 19,820
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:15:26
15:15 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ottoman Empire (FR) 9/2
2nd Arthur's Tale (USA) 9/1
3rd Universal (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 1107/4-0 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Modern History (IRE) 21
5 9-6 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 10/111.00
2 (11) 11557-9 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mustaheel (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-5 A Al Rayhi P Hanagan 10/111.00
3 (9) 2450-00 White & red halved horizontally, royal blue hoop, white & red halved sleeves, royal blue armlets, red & blue hooped cap Jardim (BRZ) 14
7 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/113.00
4 (7) 2559-79 Grey, black diamonds, black sleeves, grey, black diamonds cap Theo Danon (GER) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-4 p1 M Hofer T E Durcan 20/121.00
5 (2) 125-7 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Blue Corner (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-3 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/16.00
6 (6) 841824- Red, white, emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap Dorian Crown 118
Distance Winner
7 9-2 t1 Seth Benzel K Ulubaev 14/115.00
7 (1) 0275-85 emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star Ottoman Empire (FR) 14
Distance Winner
7 9-0 D M Simcock Harry Bentley 9/25.50
8 (3) 6335-56 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Arthur's Tale (USA) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 8-13 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 9/110.00
9 (8) 6531-62 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Layali Al Andalus 14
Course Winner
6 8-13 S Seemar R Mullen 11/43.75
10 (4) 1042-05 royal Blue, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, yellow, white quartered cap Muck 'N' Brass (IRE) 14
4 8-11 bt E Lynam G Carroll 12/113.00
11 (10) 2114-09 Yellow,royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, royal blue star Universal (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 8-11 M Johnston K Fallon 16/117.00


All bar the much-travelled Dorian Crown, a Group 2 winner in Russia, have had a recent run so there should be no fitness excuses. BLUE CORNER and Arthur's Tale represent Godolphin. The latter has disappointed since arriving from the USA but the former, a debut winner at the Curragh for Mick Halford, will have come on for his run behind stablemate Lajooj three weeks ago and is handed the vote. Mike De Kock struck form with a vengeance last week so expect a better show from Jardim though he's offered little encouragement so far and was a long way behind Ottoman Empire a couple of weeks ago when Dave Simcock's charge ran very well behind Bay Willow. Runner-up that day was Layali Al Andalus, who won here in December but is now 15lb higher. Muck 'N' Brass is better than we've seen to date as is Theo Danon, who will be having his first ever run on an artificial surface.