Meydan

  • 17:05 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored By Jaguar XJ 6f

  • Winner 467,929 2nd 144,892 3rd 72,446 4th 36,113
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:05:11
17:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mental (AUS) 7/2
2nd Kavanagh (SAF) 22/1
3rd Krypton Factor 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2147-50 Black, black sleeves, red cap Kavanagh (SAF) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 22/123.00
2 (2) 71101-7 White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 104 16/117.00
3 (3) 121156- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Krypton Factor 236
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 b F Nass K Fallon 83 5/23.50
4 (4) 301-504 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Alazeyab (USA) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 vt A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 103 40/141.00
5 (5) 447004- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Global City (IRE) 92
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 102 25/126.00
6 (6) 005121- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Mental (AUS) 96
Distance Winner
5 9-5 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 7/24.50
7 (7) 2211-02 Red, white sleeves, white, red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-0 E Lynam C O'Donoghue 101 10/111.00
9 (9) 44319-8 White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 T D Barron J P Spencer 104 10/111.00
10 (10) 52111-3 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Ganas (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 85 8/19.00
11 (11) 70406-0 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Es Que Love (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 85 33/134.00
12 (12) 7721-21 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tamaathul 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 103 9/25.50
14 (14) 3203-06 White, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Govinda (USA) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-0 Mme V Sandrup T E Durcan 33/134.00
15 872-694 White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap Iver Bridge Lad 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 J Ryan Reserve 1 101 25/126.00
16 0/0183-3 Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Dubawi Sound 14
5 9-0 t D H Brown Jack Doyle 101 20/121.00
Non runners
8 (8)4051-2UWhaileyy (IRE)59-0M BottiJames Doyle105
13 (13)31431-0The Reaper (IRE)59-0G M LyonsG Carroll105
17174/2-00Stonefield Flyer49-0K DalgleishReserve 3

Verdict

Krypton Factor was one of the stars of last year's Carnival winning four times under Kieren Fallon including the Group 1 Golden Shaheen, his target again this season. He hasn't been seen since finishing a close sixth to Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot in June and though he's the stand-out performer on this surface he could just need the run. MENTAL is yet another brilliant Australian sprinter who was last seen winning a Grade 1 at Flemington in November. That could just give him the edge and he's handed the vote. Tamaathul has been showing fine form on Turf though these speed merchants may have just too much pace for him and though Ganas has been in cracking form he couldn't quite handle the step up in grade last time and these are even classier rivals. Hitchens held a verdict over Krypton Factor last year and though he was behind him later his overall form puts him in the picture and he'll be much better for his recent run.