• 16:25 Balanchine Sponsored By Al Naboodah Construction Group 1m 1f

  • Winner 467,929 2nd 144,892 3rd 72,446 4th 36,113
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:25:24
16:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sajjhaa 5/2
2nd Prussian 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 50111-1 Pink, mauve triple diamond, white sleeves, mauve cap Lily's Angel (IRE) 42
4 9-0 G M Lyons G Carroll 102 7/18.00
2 (2) 662132- Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Prussian 138
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 100 20/121.00
3 (3) 18454-5 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Dark Orchid (USA) 28
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 25/126.00
4 (4) 17/242-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Sajjhaa 28
Course Winner
6 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 5/23.50
5 (5) 8166-9 Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Colliding Worlds (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
4 9-0 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 103 50/151.00
6 (6) 11111/1- Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Igugu (AUS) 390
Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 4/71.57
7 (7) 23129-7 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Spellwork (USA) 28
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor P Hanagan 40/141.00


IGUGU has run a dozen races in South Africa and won all but two. Her victories include four at Grade 1 level and she's obviously a high-class mare who can make a winning reappearance. Her six rivals here include three from the Godolphin camp and Sajjhaa, who won the trial for this, the Cape Verdi, in convincing style despite having to race wide, looks the best of them. Twice runner-up in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes at York, she's a class-act who looks certain to be involved in the finish. Dark Orchid and Spellwork were both well beaten in the Cape Verdi though the latter wasn't right according to her rider. Lily's Angel arrived here in good form and has continued to thrive, landing a handicap in good style at the opening Carnival fixture last month. She looks better than the other Irish-trained entry Colliding Worlds while Prussian, though a useful handicapper for Mark Johnston, has a lot more to do this time.