• 16:50 Al Rashidiya Trial Presented By Longines 1m 1f

  • Winner 261,597 2nd 98,953 3rd 49,153 4th 22,499
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:50:46
16:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sharestan (IRE) 10/11
2nd So Beautiful (FR) 7/2
3rd Rerouted (USA) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 336913- Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Al Shemali 21
Course and Distance Winner
9 9-0 t A Al Rayhi R Ffrench 102 16/117.00
2 (1) 56213- Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, yellow cap Energia Dust (BRZ) 18
5 9-0 t F Borges T P O'Shea 25/126.00
3 (6) 90/5326- Yellow, royal blue epaulettes, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Rerouted (USA) 313
5 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 106 13/27.50
4 (4) 1/211- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Sham Sheer 1176
Distance Winner
7 9-0 F Nass K Fallon 78 33/134.00
5 (9) 3/12311- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Sharestan (IRE) 194
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 10/111.91
6 (8) 6/52559- Grey, black diamonds, black sleeves, grey, black diamonds cap Theo Danon (GER) 116
5 9-0 M Hofer A de Vries 14/115.00
7 (7) 503085- Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, black, yellow hooped cap Red Duke (USA) 130
4 8-13 D M Simcock J P Spencer 107 7/18.00
8 (2) 41141- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap So Beautiful (FR) 194
Distance Winner
4 8-13 D Watson P Hanagan 7/24.50
9 (5) 124592- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 117
4 8-8 A Al Rayhi Dane O'Neill 92 33/134.00


A fine prize which has attracted an excellent turnout. Theo Danon is a Listed winner in Germany who can get competitive along with Al Shemali, who was the shock winner of the Dubai Duty Free in 2010. So Beautiful hasn't had much experience but ended last season landing a Longchamp Group 3 in June so has to be on the short-list. Sharestan is the form pick on his two Listed victories for John Oxx but all of his form is on ground with give and he's no certainty to handle much quicker going. REROUTED, a Group 3 winner for Barry Hills in 2010, ran well at last year's Carnival and will have been primed to do even better this season by Mike De Kock. His close third to Delegator was a first-class effort and he'll take some beating. Red Duke has had his last ten starts at Group level and his sights are lowered slightly so he has to rate a threat.