Meydan

  • 15:20 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors 1m

  • Winner 523,853 2nd 198,147 3rd 98,435 4th 45,053
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:20:25
15:20 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long John (AUS) 7/4
2nd Emirates Flyer 10/1
3rd Wednaan 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 12152-2 Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Safety Check (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
3 8-9 C Appleby W Buick 95 8/19.00
2 (2) 454257- Pink, green chevron, pink, green halved sleeves, pink, green quartered cap Jallota 124
3 8-9 M F De Kock Jim Crowley 12/113.00
3 (3) 431811- Blue, White Cap Paximadia (AUS) 89
Distance Winner
4 9-5 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/16.00
4 (4) 13-95 Black, black sleeves, red cap Journeyman (SAF) 7
4 9-5 M F De Kock A Marcus 25/126.00
5 (5) 1- Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Wednaan 147
3 8-9 M F De Kock C Soumillon (ex2) 13/27.50
6 (6) 131319- Blue Long John (AUS) 110
Distance Winner
4 9-5 b1 C Appleby M Barzalona 7/42.75
7 (7) 25117-3 White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap My Catch (IRE) 28
3 8-9 D Watson P J Dobbs 102 12/113.00
8 (8) 23138-0 Dark green, dark green, beige stars sleeves, dark green cap Nezar (IRE) 28
3 8-9 b W J Haggas James Doyle 96 25/126.00
9 (9) 33 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Asmar (IRE) 12
3 8-9 F Nass R Hughes 20/121.00
10 (10) 51222-1 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Emirates Flyer 28
Course Winner
3 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 104 10/111.00
11 (11) 2137-5 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Full Combat (SAF) 28
4 9-5 b1 M F De Kock P Hanagan 7/18.00

Verdict

This probably resolves around whether the southern hemisphere-bred pair LONG JOHN and Paximadia, both Group winners on Turf in Australia, take to the surface. The two Godolphin colts will be tuned up for a race which their owners love to win and the former, who appeared to find the 1m2f of the Cox Plate just too far after his earlier Group 1 victory, looks to have the strongest form. Their respective trainers are also represented by Emirates Flyer and Safety Check, who finished 1-2 in the trial for this a month ago when My Catch was a close-up third and Full Combat fifth. There's probably little between that quartet though the latter might improve enough to reverse positions. His trainer is also represented by the Yarmouth maiden winner Wednaan plus Jallota and Journeyman with Christophe Soumillon choosing the former.