Meydan

  • 17:05 Al Basti Equiworld Al Basti Cup Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner 53,999 2nd 18,000 3rd 9,898 4th 5,397
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:05:13
17:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jawhar (IRE) 5/2
2nd Dr Faustus (IRE) 11/1
3rd Specific Gravity (FR) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 31111-7 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Rocks Off 37
Distance Winner
5 9-6 F Nass K Fallon 14/115.00
2 (13) 5/0140-3 White, red maltese cross, white, red striped sleeves, white, red striped cap Specific Gravity (FR) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 3/14.00
3 (2) 41824-8 Red, white, emerald green striped sleeves, emerald green cap Dorian Crown 9
Distance Winner
7 9-4 t Seth Benzel K Ulubaev 25/126.00
4 (4) 1/5570-0 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Club Oceanic 28
Distance Winner
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle 33/134.00
5 (10) 20093-2 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Entifaadha 20
4 9-3 M Al Muhairi Dane O'Neill 11/112.00
6 (5) 23494-5 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Expense Claim (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
4 9-3 p Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 8/19.00
7 (14) 132/P-47 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Flag Officer 14
5 9-1 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 6/17.00
8 (3) 592-506 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
4 9-1 b1 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 20/121.00
9 (7) 722-431 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Dr Faustus (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 9-0 t D Watson P J Dobbs 11/112.00
10 (11) 8538-77 Blue, orange sash, orange sleeves, blue, orange hooped cap Eddie Jock (IRE) 23
9 9-0 bt S Seemar R Mullen 25/126.00
11 (12) 4580-90 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Royal Destination (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 9-0 ht F Nass T P O'Shea 40/141.00
12 (8) 181-483 royal Blue, red epaulettes, red striped cap Trojan Nights (USA) 8
5 9-0 M Al Muhairi W Smith 12/113.00
13 (1) 3111-52 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Jawhar (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
5 8-13 h D Watson P Hanagan 5/23.50
14 (9) 536-001 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Izaaj (USA) 8
6 8-11 M bin Shafya A de Vries 12/113.00
Non runners
15060-002Switzerland (IRE)48-8A Al RaiheReserve 1
16312-88Energia El Gigante (BRZ)48-0F BorgesReserve 2

Verdict

Dorian Crown looked in need of the run behind Ottoman Empire last week and is better than his finishing position suggests. EXPENSE CLAIM, who completed a hat-trick for Andrew Balding in the UK last spring, made an eye-catching debut behind Alkimos a fortnight ago with today's rivals Jawhar, Dr Faustus and the disappointing Flag Officer just in front. It would be no great shock to see him reverse the form with those who finished in front of him and he's handed the vote in an open contest. Christophe Soumillon will need to be patient on board Specific Gravity, who has a poor draw to overcome, but his mount is certain to improve from his run behind Nawwaar two weeks ago and rates a big threat.