Meydan

  • 17:00 District One Phase I Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner 350,956 2nd 108,668 3rd 54,337 4th 27,086
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:00:51
17:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elleval (IRE) 16/1
2nd Start Right 20/1
3rd Plantagenet (SPA) 28/1
4th Clon Brulee (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (12) 43511-1 Blue Cat O'Mountain (USA) 35
Course Winner
4 9-6 C Appleby M Barzalona 11/102.10
2 (13) 135-230 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mutajare (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-4 t A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
3 (8) 52512-5 Grey, green inverted triangle, green sleeves, green cap Solar Deity (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
5 9-2 M Botti Martin Harley 15/28.50
4 (9) 2113/45 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Steeler (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
4 9-2 C Appleby K Fallon 7/18.00
5 (6) 21/190-1 Black, yellow horseshoe, black sleeves & cap Alexandra Palace (SAF) 28
Course Winner
5 9-1 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis 6/17.00
6 (11) 334-119 yellow, green stripe, red sleeves, red cap Zain Shamardal (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 t A Al Raihe R Ffrench 25/126.00
7 (7) 5327-68 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Elleval (IRE) 7
4 9-0 D Marnane F Lynch 16/117.00
8 (5) 12/73-57 Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Samurai Sword 14
6 8-10 pt A Bin Harmash A de Vries 18/119.00
9 (16) 5013-64 Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Clon Brulee (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 14/115.00
10 (4) 277-229 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Layali Al Andalus 7
Course Winner
7 8-6 S Seemar R Mullen 33/134.00
12 (1) 333-877 Red, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Specific Gravity (FR) 7
Distance Winner
6 8-6 M F De Kock T Thulliez 33/134.00
14 (14) 4740-07 Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, light blue cap Sweet Lightning 28
Distance Winner
9 8-6 D O'Meara T Eaves (ex1) 40/141.00
15 (3) 0734-40 Red, black and white hoop, red sleeves, white cap Plantagenet (SPA) 7
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-5 N Petersen P A Graberg 28/129.00
17 (2) 0/33-034 Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Start Right 7
7 8-5 p S Seemar T P O'Shea 20/121.00
18 1- Yellow, dark blue seams, yellow, dark blue seams sleeves, yellow cap Counterfeiter 153
Distance Winner
4 8-5 Saeed bin Suroor W Buick (ex1) 12/113.00
19 8220-51 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Almoonqith (USA) 19
Course Winner
4 8-5 M F De Kock P Hanagan 16/117.00
Non runners
11 (2)314-610Moonlight Dash68-6S Seemar
13 (15)9121-72Storm Belt (USA)58-6D WatsonS Hitchcott
16 (10)768-991Red Duke (USA)58-5M F De KockW Smith

Verdict

Red Duke returned to form at the non-Carnival fixture on Saturday though that was on Turf and he rarely runs on an artificial surface. Mike De Kock also runs Specific Gravity and recent winner ALEXANDRA PALACE, who has only been raised 3lb for last month's victory and can follow up in this big field as there looked more to come. Solar Deity was staying on strongly over that mile so the longer trip should work in his favour. Cat O'Mountain is now unbeaten in five starts on the all-weather after a comfortable victory in a minor handicap last month. He'd definitely still on the upgrade but a 13lb rise may halt his winning run. Steeler, a close third in the 2012 Racing Post Trophy, has competed in two Group 2's here and performed with credit so he should be thereabouts now dropped to a realistic level.