Meydan

  • 14:50 Hayat 95.6 Maiden Stakes 1m 1f 110y

  • Winner 39,002 2nd 13,003 3rd 7,152 4th 3,898
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:50:35
14:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exploratory (USA) 5/1
2nd Fa'iz (IRE) 14/1
3rd Covert Desire 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 0/9 royal Blue, yellow diamond hoop,royal blue sleeves, yellow stripes, red cap Admirals Braid (SAF) 16
6 9-0 t1 I Mohammed A Al Subosi (10) 33/134.00
2 (8) 97429-0 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Albayan (IRE) 16
5 9-0 t A Al Raihe R Ffrench 14/115.00
3 (3) 836/70-4 Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Covert Desire 16
6 9-0 I Mohammed Harry Bentley 81 7/24.50
4 (1) 080/450- Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Extroverted 36
6 9-0 D Watson P J Dobbs 25/126.00
5 (5) 65052-0 Maroon, White diagonal stripe and sleeves, Black cap Fa'iz (IRE) 16
5 9-0 p E Charpy Noel Garbutt (7) 81 14/115.00
6 (9) 865957- Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves, Red cap Lake Hawk (IRE) 30
5 9-0 A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 33/134.00
7 (2) 984508- maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Mr Churchill (IRE) 30
5 9-0 b I Mohammed Manuel Chaves 72 40/141.00
8 (11) 85/ Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, emerald green cap Mutarjim (USA) 530
5 9-0 M Al Muhairi William Twiston-Davies 12/113.00
9 (15) 000800/ Orange, red sleeves, red cap Polyphemus (USA) 386
7 9-0 S Deeb S Hitchcott 64 66/167.00
10 (16) 0- maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Tailoring (IRE) 58
5 9-0 p E Charpy T P O'Shea 16/117.00
11 (6) 600- Brown, yellow braces, black sleeves, yellow cap Vermeer (SAF) 22
6 9-0 D Watson K Fallon 40/141.00
12 (12) 0905-0 Maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, pink cap White City (USA) 16
5 9-0 bt S Seemar M M Monaghan (6) 25/126.00
13 (10) 5-4 Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, black cap Dress Down (USA) 16
4 8-13 h M Al Muhairi James Doyle 4/15.00
14 (7) 35- Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Exploratory (USA) 149
4 8-13 t1 A Bin Harmash A de Vries 5/16.00
15 (13) 02/0039- Maroon, white sash and sleeves, royal blue cap Oakham 30
4 8-13 b A bin Huzaim Dane O'Neill 16/117.00
16 (4) 330563- Red and emerald green halved horizontally, black hoop, red and emerald green halved sleeves, black armlets, red cap Sooth Al Ssalam (USA) 30
4 8-13 b S Seemar R Mullen 3/14.00

Verdict

Musabah Al Muhairi is having a tremendous run and had four winners at Jebel Ali last week. Mutarjim hasn't been out since Ripon in August 2012 so the stable's best hopes are likely to rest with Dress Down, who has run reasonably well in similar events over the past few weeks. Sooth Al Ssalam looks ready to win soon after a fair run behind Tarbawi here though Fa'iz, who finished just in front of him, has since been well beaten in a handicap in which Covert Desire ran a fine race in fourth. The latter would be a threat to all in that kind of form. EXPLORATORY was formerly with Godolphin and now hails from a trainer/jockey combination doing very well here. His pedigree suggests he should improve with age and he gets the vote in a tricky opener.