• 15:15 District One Handicap 7f

  • Winner 409,445 2nd 126,780 3rd 63,390 4th 31,598
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:15:16
15:15 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastern Rules (IRE) 5/1
2nd Sommerabend 28/1
3rd Zahee (NZ) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 5621-11 Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Anaerobio (ARG) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 t M F De Kock P Cosgrave 9/43.25
2 (7) 4326-15 Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Zahee (NZ) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 5/23.50
3 (5) 5680-55 Black, black sleeves, red cap Kavanagh (SAF) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 t M F De Kock R Hughes 12/113.00
4 (9) 53921-0 Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap Sommerabend 28
Distance Winner
7 9-2 M Rulec M Guyon 28/129.00
5 (6) 2454-62 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Free Wheeling (AUS) 28
Distance Winner
6 8-13 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/16.00
6 (1) 4114-31 White, yellow epaulettes, white sleeves, white, yellow star cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 8-11 M Halford S Foley 5/16.00
7 (3) 2218-00 Black, gold cross, black sleeves, black, gold stripe cap Intransigent 7
Distance Winner
5 8-11 A M Balding J P Spencer 12/113.00
8 (2) 171-990 Dark blue, yellow braces, dark blue, yellow hoop sleeves, dark blue, yellow quartered cap Regulation (IRE) 7
5 8-7 M Halford T P O'Shea 25/126.00
9 (8) 0470-00 White, blue stars, white, red diabolo sleeves, white, red star cap Santefisio 14
Distance Winner
8 8-7 b K Dalgleish T Eaves 33/134.00


Almost all of these have been racing on Tapeta, though not ANAEROBIO, who completed a hat-trick over the course and distance in a Grade 2 a month ago. Not surprisingly he's shot up the weights since his winning run began and stablemate Kavanagh, who was 5l behind in that latter race, should get a little closer without reversing the form. Mike De Kock also runs Zahee, who has only run on Tapeta here but who had some excellent form on Turf in Australia and looks a major threat. Free Wheeling was also behind the selection last month but has since ran very well behind Alexandra Palace over a mile and should now be at his peak. Eastern Rules finished a length behind Zahee last month but that was his first start since August and he showed the benefit when landing a handicap two weeks ago for which a 3lb rise is by no means excessive.