Meydan

  • 17:25 Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group Trophy Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner 61,945 2nd 17,791 3rd 8,889
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:25:37
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alkimos (IRE) 6/1
2nd Jawhar (IRE) 6/1
3rd Dr Faustus (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) 511705- Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Tesslam 36
Distance Winner
6 9-4 D Selvaratnam S James (3) 25/126.00
2 (4) 394704- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Alkimos (IRE) 115
Distance Winner
5 9-3 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 6/17.00
3 (13) 31/5570- Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Club Oceanic 308
Distance Winner
5 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor D J O'Donohoe 20/121.00
4 (7) 123494- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Expense Claim (IRE) 99
Distance Winner
4 9-2 p1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 8/19.00
5 (6) 21132/P- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Flag Officer 248
Beaten Favourite
5 9-1 t1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/42.25
6 (1) 976531- maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Layali Al Andalus 30
6 9-1 S Seemar R Mullen 16/117.00
7 (12) 24592-5 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-1 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 16/117.00
8 (3) 984580- Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Royal Destination (IRE) 308
Distance Winner
8 9-1 ht F Nass W Smith 25/126.00
9 (14) 91/5362- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Secretive 36
6 9-0 bt M bin Shafya P Cosgrave 16/117.00
10 (5) 6981-33 White, red sash, white sleeves, white, red striped cap Maali (IRE) 8
5 8-13 bt A Al Raihe Harry Bentley 14/115.00
11 (10) 90077-1 White, emerald green striped, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap Mantoba 13
5 8-13 t D Watson G Carroll 16/117.00
13 (16) 43111-5 Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap Jawhar (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 8-10 h D Watson P Hanagan 6/17.00
14 (8) 366/009- maroon, White sash, White sleeves, Black cap Burdlaz (IRE) 316
Distance Winner
8 8-8 S Seemar J Santiago 50/151.00
15 (11) 90722-4 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, yellow cap Dr Faustus (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
8 8-8 t D Watson P J Dobbs (ex1) 25/126.00
16 (15) 210060- Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Switzerland (IRE) 113
4 8-7 A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 25/126.00
Non runners
12 (2)4801/0-6Almiqdaad78-10E CharpyDane O'Neill

Verdict

Saeed Bin Suroor has four entries and jockey bookings tell us little. Flag Officer once looked a fine prospect but pulled up lame when last seen at York in May and Alkimos was a big disappointment here a year ago. Expense Claim looks the pick of the quartet as he was placed at Listed level in the UK last summer though it could be Paul Hanagan's turn again on JAWHAR. The former champion jockey was on board when his mount completed a hat-trick for William Haggas in the autumn and also for his first start for new connections at Jebel Ali a fortnight ago when just behind stablemate Mantoba. He looked as though the race would do him good that day and he can reverse the form with the winner and return to winning ways. Maali, who finished a close third in that latter race, is respected along with Layali Al Andalus, who has been going well on Tapeta and deserved his success last month.