Meydan

  • 14:45 Range Rover Evoque Trophy Handicap 1m 3f

  • Winner 280,757 2nd 86,935 3rd 43,468 4th 21,665
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:45:10
14:45 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kassiano (GER) 13/8
2nd Royal Empire 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 34137-6 Orange, light blue sleeves, light blue cap Ostinato (GER) 21
Nag me
5 9-6 bt S Kovacs T E Durcan 28/129.00
2 (3) 3162-12 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Royal Empire 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 5/23.50
3 (7) 164/5-85 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tajaaweed (USA) 21
Nag me
8 9-4 D Watson P Hanagan 20/121.00
4 (2) 121-627 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Jamr 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 v M bin Shafya A de Vries 11/26.50
5 (6) 463362- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Modun (IRE) 99
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 6/17.00
6 (1) 450-004 White & red halved horizontally, royal blue hoop, white & red halved sleeves, royal blue armlets, red & blue hooped cap Jardim (BRZ) 7
Nag me
7 8-13 M F De Kock C Soumillon 10/111.00
7 (4) 3111-21 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Kassiano (GER) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-10 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 13/82.62

Verdict

With three of the seven entries, Saeed Bin Suroor has a stranglehold on this and Royal Empire and KASSIANO, who fought out the finish of a similar race last month, are likely to be at the forefront again. The former had the edge that day by just over a length but it's the latter, 5lb better off despite having won subsequently, who is handed the vote this time. Modun, who completes the Godolphin trio, finished runner-up in a Kempton Listed race in November but may just need his first experience of Tapeta. Jardim is slowly getting his act together and was conceding 6lb to Jamr when a close fourth in a similar event a year ago but the winner has been competing at a very high level and, with four victories on the track to his credit, looks the main threat to the Godolphin battalions.