Meydan

  • 15:40 Swaidan Trading, Heavy Equipment Division Trophy Handicap 7f

  • Winner 51,623 2nd 14,829 3rd 7,409
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:40:27
15:40 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Innocuous 8/1
2nd Sand Stamp (FR) 4/1
3rd Nawwaar (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 343408- Red, black chevron, black sleeves, black cap Among Equals 30
4 9-6 t1 D Watson P J Dobbs 20/121.00
2 (10) 97/648-1 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 16
Course Winner
4 9-6 F Nass K Fallon 4/15.00
3 (6) 3/10942- Dark blue, yellow cross, dark blue, yellow hoop sleeves, dark blue cap Sand Stamp (FR) 30
Course Winner
4 9-6 v M Al Mheiri W Smith 4/15.00
4 (8) 5/05870- Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Toolain (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
5 9-6 D Selvaratnam S James (3) 25/126.00
5 (3) 18/0225- Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Nawwaar (USA) 133
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 A Al Rayhi P Hanagan 9/25.50
6 (7) 025/211- White, black chevron, black sleeves, white, black star cap Curzon Line 227
4 9-4 A Al Rayhi R Ffrench 5/16.00
7 (1) 0/80070- Orange, Black seams and cap Munaddam (USA) 302
Distance Winner
11 9-3 R Bouresly J V'd Merwe 33/134.00
8 (11) 2/1138- Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, black cap Discoverer (IRE) 142
Distance Winner
4 9-2 M Al Mheiri Dane O'Neill 12/113.00
9 (5) D00/23-8 Yellow, blue quartered, white sleeves, white cap Innocuous 16
Beaten Favourite
6 9-1 A Al Rayhi S De Sousa 8/19.00
10 (9) 7/32214- royal Blue, light blue striped sleeves, red cap Maath Gool 58
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-1 M Al Mheiri G Avranche 10/111.00
11 (2) 005089- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Critical Moment (USA) 44
Distance Winner
6 9-0 v F Nass D J O'Donohoe 20/121.00
12 (13) 965263/ Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, maroon, white star cap Stalking Shadow (USA) 708
Distance Winner
8 9-0 t S Seemar P Cosgrave 25/126.00
13 (14) 8876/8-0 maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Khor Dubai (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 8-13 b A bin Huzaim Ahmed Ajtebi 33/134.00
14 (12) 64/9900- Maroon, Pink star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Signs In The Sand 44
5 8-13 bt S Seemar T E Durcan 33/134.00
Non runners
1514060-0Lord Tiger68-11S SeemarReserve 1
160/0060-8Carnaby Street (IRE)68-11S SeemarReserve 2
17158020-Touch Gold (IRE)48-9E OertelReserve 3
183/8826-1Dan Chillingworth (IRE)88-5D WatsonReserve 4

Verdict

Forevertheoptimist was always handy when scoring over 6f a fortnight ago and his handler is adept at getting improvement from his runners. Sand Stamp ran very well behind the in-form Ganas over 6f and again behind the progressive Surfer over this C&D so has to be respected. Nawwar and Curzon Line are interesting newcomers to Dubai with the latter having won twice at Kempton in the summer while Discoverer won twice on Polytrack for John Gosden a year ago. MAATH GOOL was in good form at last year's Carnival and reappeared in November to score at Abu Dhabi. He didn't quite run up to that form over a mile here a couple of weeks later but his fitness is an advantage and he gets the vote.