Meydan

  • 15:00 Emirates Holidays Stakes7f

  • Winner 44,714 2nd 13,846 3rd 6,923 4th 3,453
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:02:33
15:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Skycruiser (IRE) 10/1
2nd Mutayaser 25/1
3rd Race To Dubai (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 27-7842 blue and yellow diagonal stripes, blue sleeves, yellow stripes, yellow cap Final Recovery 6
4 9-5 D Watson W Smith 86 3/14.00
2 (5) 762061- black, white, yellow, grey & brown hoops Mark To Market (IRE) 321
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 D Watson P Cosgrave 67 11/26.50
3 (6) 550-009 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Needleleaf (USA) 236
5 9-5 A bin Huzaim C Sandoval 25/126.00
4 (14) 547-337 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Masaalek 236
Distance Winner
7 9-2 v D Watson Dane O'Neill 73 6/17.00
5 (1) 940040- Light green, black braces, light green, orange hooped sleeves, green cap Musleh (USA) 356
Distance Winner
6 9-2 K Al Neyadi S Al Reffai 91 16/117.00
6 (2) 1030-00 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Count Paris (USA) 292
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 A bin Huzaim C Sanchez 75 11/112.00
8 (9) 7-40 Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow sleeves,  cap Morahin (IRE) 286
5 9-0 D Selvaratnam S James (3) 16/117.00
9 (13) 41000-5 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Skycruiser (IRE) 264
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-0 S Seemar M Monaghan (7) 68 10/111.00
10 (8) 340/9 Yellow, black epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Waheed 307
5 9-0 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 10/111.00
11 (7) 790/069- Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Felix (PER) 614
7 8-10 b H Albloushi S Al Mazrooei 12/113.00
12 (4) 136/8-00 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap City Of Light (ARG) 272
Distance Winner
5 8-7 E Oertel T P O'Shea 75 33/134.00
13 (3) 36-0000 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Mutayaser 265
4 8-7 b1 A Al Rayhi Harry Bentley 75 25/126.00
14 (12) 0-35457 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Race To Dubai (USA) 6
4 8-7 A Al Rayhi R Ffrench 6/17.00
15 85-5000 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Forest Runner 6
5 8-4 v A Al Rayhi D Smith 66 33/134.00
Non runners
7 (10)6144-55Kingdom Beauty (SDA)59-1S SeemarR Mullen73

Verdict

Mark To Market is 5lb higher than when successful here last December but is generally consistent and his trainer should have him ready. His stablemate Final Recovery finished runner-up from today's mark last December but like Count Paris, who created a shock when successful over the C&D in March of last year, he hasn't done much subsequently. KINGDOM BEAUTY was around 5l behind Mark To Market here in December but is now 8lb better off and the lightly-raced mare could still show some progress on this surface so she is handed the vote. Race To Dubai will have needed his run on Friday and his overall form gives him a chance from a lowly spot in the handicap.