• 15:55 Ford Taurus Trophy Handicap 1m 1f

  • Winner 366,697 2nd 138,703 3rd 68,905 4th 31,537
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:55:22
15:55 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vercingetorix (SAF) 5/2
2nd Code Of Honor 6/1
3rd Forjatt (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) 21604-0 Orange, orange sleeves, brown cap Gale Force Ten 21
4 9-6 t1 M F De Kock A Marcus 20/121.00
2 (2) 1123-21 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Forjatt (IRE) 20
6 9-3 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 12/113.00
3 (10) 3/64229- green, orange hoop, orange sleeves, green cap Al Waab (IRE) 131
4 9-2 D Watson P J Dobbs 12/113.00
4 (13) 3346-21 Grey, beige star, grey, beige stars sleeves, grey, beige stars cap Gabrial (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-2 R A Fahey K Fallon 6/17.00
5 (9) 214215/ Yellow, blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Mickdaam (IRE) 621
Distance Winner
5 9-1 M F De Kock Andrea Atzeni 20/121.00
6 (5) 1111- Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Vercingetorix (SAF) 257
5 9-1 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/23.50
7 (14) 55327-6 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 21
Course Winner
4 9-0 p1 D Marnane F Lynch 12/113.00
8 (7) 53024-6 White, yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, white, yellow quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 21
5 8-13 T Collins G F Carroll 6/17.00
9 (6) 91532-7 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Code Of Honor 28
Beaten Favourite
4 8-13 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 6/17.00
10 (1) 1/72-522 Yellow, blue chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap El Estruendoso (ARG) 7
Beaten Favourite
5 8-13 h M F De Kock P Cosgrave 17/29.50
12 (11) 26029-0 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap So Beautiful (FR) 28
Distance Winner
5 8-10 h D Watson P Hanagan 20/121.00
13 (8) 3251-53 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Tarbawi (IRE) 21
4 8-9 A Bin Harmash M Barzalona 16/117.00
14 (3) 60565-8 Pink, green epaulettes, pink, green armlets, pink cap, green hoop Starboard 21
5 8-8 D M Simcock W Buick (ex1) 16/117.00
15 2171-99 Dark blue, yellow braces, dark blue, yellow hoop sleeves, dark blue, yellow quartered cap Regulation (IRE) 14
5 8-7 M Halford S Foley 25/126.00
Non runners
11 (4)405-600Daddy Long Legs (USA)58-11M F De KockT Thulliez
16224-003Burano (IRE)58-7B J MeehanReserve 2
1710/00-60Do It All (USA)78-7Saeed bin SuroorReserve 3
18201-811Mundahesh (IRE)48-7A Al RayhiReserve 4


Mike De Kock is responsible for five of the entries. Christophe Soumillon should have had the pick and has gone for the unbeaten Vercingetorix, the winner of all four starts in South Africa the latest being a Group 1 at Greyville in June. The stable's El Estruendoso just hasn't been lasting home and is 1lb worse off for his defeat by Gabrial over the course and distance three weeks ago when Tarbawi was close behind. Gale Force Ten landed the Jersey Stakes for Aidan O'Brien last summer and will be better for his recent debut for the De Kock operation. CODE OF HONOR started favourite on his return to action a month ago but never got serious. He had previously finished a short-head behind Educate in the Cambridgeshire where he was undoubtedly unfortunate - he can put that latest run behind him and take this. Forjatt landed a Group 3 last month though that was on Jebel Ali's Dirt surface but the Irish are enjoying an excellent Carnival so Captain Joy could build on his opening run three weeks ago.