• 17:25 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Presented By Longines 1m

  • Winner 541,969 2nd 207,213 3rd 102,917 4th 49,629
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:26:19
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shuruq (USA) 11/2
2nd Empire Storm (GER) 25/1
3rd Brendan Brackan (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 86/0405- Blue, orange disc, blue, orange striped sleeves, blue, orange striped cap Daddy Long Legs (USA) 68
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 112 8/19.00
2 (2) 261012- Yellow, red epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 82
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 G M Lyons C T Keane 107 6/17.00
3 (3) 1412/73- Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Samurai Sword 21
Distance Winner
6 9-0 t1 A Bin Harmash A de Vries 98 25/126.00
4 (4) 113820- red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 285
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 E Oertel James Doyle 93 12/113.00
5 (5) 212113/ Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Steeler (IRE) 439
Distance Winner
4 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 3/14.00
6 (6) 217730- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Shuruq (USA) 113
Course Winner
4 8-9 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 85 11/26.50
7 (7) 3/58102- Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Mufarrh (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 A Al Rayhi P Hanagan 94 7/24.50
8 (8) 443555- Grey, dark blue stars, pink sleeves, grey, dark blue stars cap Empire Storm (GER) 81
Distance Winner
7 9-0 t1 M J Attwater K Fallon 25/126.00
9 (9) 6/31416- Yellow, blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves, blue cap Rerouted (USA) 285
Course Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock Andrew Nienaber 106 12/113.00
10 (10) 1/13005- royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Barbecue Eddie (USA) 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-0 b D Watson Dane O'Neill 20/121.00


Shuruq won a Group 3 here in February but didn't quite manage to make progress subsequently. Steeler is the intriguing entry as the Godolphin colt, who won the Royal Lodge in 2012, hasn't been seen since a close third in the Racing Post Trophy a month later. Daddy Long Legs produced a brilliant performance to land the UAE Derby here in 2012 but has come nowhere near that kind of form subsequently. Stablemate Rerouted won twice here last year and was thought good enough to take on Soft Falling Rain in the Godolphin Mile so he should go well. MUFARRH was conceding Banna Boirche 10lb when beating him a nose in February. He looked a likely winner until fading close home three weeks ago and can go one better with that run under his belt. Champion UAE trainer Ernst Oertel has had his horses in tremendous form over the past few weeks so Capital Attraction is one to keep an eye on while the veteran Barbecue Eddie can never be ruled out and is searching for his ninth victory on the track.