Meydan

  • 15:25 Burj Nahaar Sponsored By Emirates Holidays 1m

  • Winner 419,070 2nd 158,515 3rd 78,744 4th 36,041
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:27:42
15:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Story 11/4
2nd Capital Attraction (USA) 33/1
3rd Moonwalk In Paris (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 10-5215 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Royal Ridge (SAF) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 14/115.00
2 (2) 375159- Emerald and yellow blocks, emerald sleeves, emerald cap Dullahan (USA) 126
Distance Winner
4 9-0 t1 Dale Romans K Fallon 11/26.50
3 (3) 225-318 Royal Blue, White epaulets, yellow cap Nawwaar (USA) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 89 50/151.00
4 (4) 11232-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Moonwalk In Paris (FR) 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 4/15.00
5 (5) 3/13116- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap African Story 307
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 11/43.75
6 (6) 420-743 White, red, royal blue, yellow & emerald green hoops, white sleeves, white cap Disa Leader (SAF) 9
Distance Winner
8 9-0 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis (ex1) 25/126.00
7 (7) 4121/5-1 White, burgundy sash, burgundy hooped sleeves, burgundy cap Unbridled Ocean (USA) 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 20/121.00
8 (8) 5/3312-4 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Aesop's Fables (USA) 37
Distance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 11/26.50
9 (9) 189-790 Maroon, white diabolo,  sleeves, maroon, white quartered cap Fanunalter 9
Distance Winner
7 9-0 M Hussain P J Dobbs 105 20/121.00
10 (10) 11125/6 White, blue star, blue sleeves, white, blue star cap Zafeen Speed 7
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-0 vt M Al Muhairi W Smith 25/126.00
11 (11) 0111-13 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Barbecue Eddie (USA) 23
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 b D Watson Dane O'Neill 12/113.00
12 (12) 33-1138 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 23
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 93 33/134.00
13 (13) 498722- Light blue, red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red, light blue diamond cap Red Jazz (USA) 126
6 9-0 C Hills R L Moore 120 12/113.00
14 (14) 60/25-05 YELLOW, black epaulettes, yellow cap Saamidd 23
5 9-0 pt Saeed bin Suroor W Buick 110 16/117.00

Verdict

Barbecue Eddie's winning streak came to an end in a Group 3 here won by Moonwalk In Paris but he was staying on strongly under his penalty and is taken to reverse the form. However, there's no getting away from the chances of AFRICAN STORY, who beat Barbecue Eddie on his return to action last season before a brilliant victory in the Godolphin Mile on World Cup night when Red Jazz was almost 6l away in third. He hasn't been seen since a decent run in Hong Kong in May but an absence didn't stop him scoring a year ago. The selection's stablemate Aesop's Fables, a Group 1 winner at Chantilly in July, will be better for his run at the end of January and can provide a threat while Kieren Fallon has picked up a fine ride on the USA-based Dullahan, a triple Grade 1 winner in his native country.