• 15:40 Longines Dolce Vita Handicap 5f

  • Winner 251,136 2nd 94,995 3rd 47,191 4th 21,597
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:40:13
15:40 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fityaan 50/1
2nd Temple Meads 8/1
3rd Bear Behind (IRE) 16/1
4th Lui Rei (ITY) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 102943- Dark blue, light blue star, dark blue, light blue diamonds sleeves, dark blue, light blue quartered cap Happy Dubai (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 t A Al Rayhi Dane O'Neill 11/112.00
2 (1) 2513203- White, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Govinda (USA) 95
6 9-2 Mme V Sandrup P A Graberg 16/117.00
3 (2) 562211- Red, white sleeves, white, red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 76
Distance Winner
5 9-1 E Lynam G Carroll 6/17.00
4 (10) 217740- YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Invincible Ash (IRE) 139
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 p M Halford J P Spencer 16/117.00
5 (12) 413426- Red, white stripe,black seams,white diamonds on sleeves, black cap Inxile (IRE) 95
Distance Winner
8 9-1 p D Nicholls D J O'Donohoe 14/115.00
6 (4) 115052- Dark blue,yellow inverted triangle, yellow striped sleeves &  cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 225
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 6/17.00
7 (15) 1047400- Yellow, white diamonds, white sleeves, yellow, white diamonds cap Smooth Operator (GER) 27
7 9-0 v M Hofer A de Vries 33/134.00
8 (7) 940344- White, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue, white halved sleeves, dark blue, white quartered cap Confessional 96
Distance Winner
6 8-13 b T D Easterby T E Durcan 12/113.00
9 (9) 1418/02- Lime green, lime green sleeves, lime green cap Temple Meads 121
Distance Winner
5 8-11 v1 D H Brown R Mullen 8/19.00
10 (8) 260/D20- Blue, yellow stripe, blue sleeves, blue cap Bear Behind (IRE) 222
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-10 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 16/117.00
11 (11) 610100- Red, white diamond, red, white diabolo sleeves, white, red diamonds cap Cheviot (USA) 75
Distance Winner
7 8-10 p K A Ryan R L Moore 10/111.00
12 (6) 208176- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Desert Law (IRE) 110
Distance Winner
5 8-10 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/18.00
13 (3) 435813- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Lui Rei (ITY) 94
Distance Winner
7 8-9 F Nass K Fallon 12/113.00
14 (14) 020497- Maroon, maroon, grey checked sleeves, maroon, grey checked cap Pabusar 96
5 8-9 J A Osborne James Doyle 25/126.00
15 (13) 571152- White, orange, dark blue diagonal striped, dark blue sleeves, orange cap Benji's Empire (AUS) 49
7 8-8 S Burridge S Baster 7/18.00
16 (16) 522656- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fityaan 18
5 8-7 M Al Mheiri P Hanagan 50/151.00


The Turf track comes into play for the first time this season. Fawzi Nass and Kieren Fallon struck up a brilliant partnership with Krypton Factor at last year's Carnival and are already on the scoresheet in Dubai this season so the former Robert Cowell sprinter Lui Rei is one to note with his low weight. Desert Law is a fine sprint handicapper who will be tuned up for Godolphin while Dandy Nicholls saddles the speedy pair Inxile and Addictive Dream who both have good records here. Balmont Mast has been going very well on Polytrack at Dundalk but appears to prefer some give on Turf while Confessional looks a few pounds high in the weights. Happy Dubai has scored at the last two Carnivals and can be relied on to do his best but TEMPLE MEADS looks just the type for this. He won the Mill Reef in 2010 and has had very little racing subsequently but looked on the way back behind Ballista at Leicester in September and is on a very fair mark.