• 15:50 Meydan Sobha Handicap1m

  • Winner 257,366 2nd 79,691 3rd 39,848 4th 19,863
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:50:45
15:50 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avon Pearl 16/1
2nd Van Rooney (USA) 12/1
3rd Ocean Tempest 33/1
4th Mustaheel (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (10) 6664-82 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mustaheel (IRE) 14
5 9-6 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 7/18.00
2 (9) 434-943 White, red, royal blue, yellow & emerald green hoops, white sleeves, white cap Disa Leader (SAF) 14
Distance Winner
9 9-5 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis 10/111.00
3 (14) 14011-2 MAROON, Grey epaulettes, Maroon sleeves, Maroon cap String Theory (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Botti Martin Harley 6/17.00
5 (11) 4-95864 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, red cap Derbaas (USA) 4
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 t A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
6 (2) 111-000 Blue, blue, light blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Ocean Tempest 14
Distance Winner
5 9-4 J Ryan B Doyle 33/134.00
7 (16) 1121-12 White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Qatoomah (SDA) 26
Distance Winner
5 9-4 N Bachalard W Buick 20/121.00
8 (1) 2521-68 blue, white checks, emerald green sleeves and cap Van Rooney (USA) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-4 t A Jan A de Vries 12/113.00
9 (5) 50316-6 Blue Dragon Falls (IRE) 14
5 9-3 h C Appleby M Barzalona 13/27.50
10 (12) 111111/ Blue, White Cap Taylor Said (USA) 550
Distance Winner
6 9-3 b1 C Appleby Ahmed Ajtebi 14/115.00
11 (3) 21846-4 Grey, green sash, blue sleeves, red cap Avon Pearl 14
Distance Winner
5 9-2 vt R Haugen P J Dobbs 16/117.00
12 (7) 17983-9 Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 9-2 M Halford S Foley 16/117.00
13 (4) 7/330-04 Black, yellow, black halved sleeves, yellow, black star cap Master Of War 14
4 9-2 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 12/113.00
14 (6) 3232-77 Yellow, dark blue hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, yellow cap Risby (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-2 t J M Osorio T Thulliez 25/126.00
15 (13) 1247-47 Mauve, pink checked, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 21
5 9-2 b R A Fahey C Soumillon 8/19.00
16 (8) 3762-35 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Intrigo 21
Distance Winner
4 9-1 C Appleby S De Sousa 7/18.00
17 (15) 411322- violet, white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 140
Distance Winner
4 9-1 N Petersen P A Graberg 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (15)3005-90Barbecue Eddie (USA)109-4D WatsonNon Runner
1804600-8Chilworth Icon48-13M R ChannonReserve 2
19311-495Lehaaf (ARG)58-13M F De KockReserve 3


It's difficult to know what to make of Taylor Said, a prolific winner on Dirt in the USA back in 2012 though not on the major tracks. Mickael Barzalona has opted to ride Dragon Falls for his stable and the Deauville Fibresand winner will be better for his run behind Eastern Rules a fortnight ago where he was noted making late headway. Intrigo also represents Charlie Appleby and he will have found 1m2f stretching his stamina last time after a very promising debut here. Mustaheel has gone well in his last two starts and as they were both over a trip too short he's expected to carry his big weight with distinction. Disa Leader has had his last eleven runs on this track and is rarely beaten far. He's gradually slipping to a winnable mark and Jonny Geroudis gets on well with him. STRING THEORY is handed the vote in a wide-open contest as he won a 1m1f handicap at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day and made a very promising start here over an extra furlong when runner-up to Ottoman Empire. This shorter trip won't be a problem. Banna Boirche has won nine races in his career and will have come on for his run a couple of weeks ago, his first since August.