Meydan

  • 17:00 SMKA Trophy Handicap 1m

  • Winner 257,361 2nd 79,688 3rd 39,844 4th 19,862
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:00:40
17:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unbridled Ocean (USA) 16/1
2nd Sandagiyr (FR) 7/2
3rd Rostrum (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 46560-0 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Rostrum (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-6 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 10/111.00
2 (2) 33352-0 Dark blue, light blue checked, dark blue sleeves, orange cap Saint Bernard 21
Distance Winner
4 9-6 p1 R M H Cowell K Fallon 16/117.00
3 (5) 411/05-6 burgundy, black seams, white and emerald green striped sleeves, white cap Maritimer (USA) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-5 bt Seth Benzel C Soumillon 9/110.00
4 (11) 012-866 White, blue stars, white, red diabolo sleeves, white, red star cap Santefisio 7
Distance Winner
7 9-5 b K Dalgleish G Carroll 12/113.00
5 (3) 400-745 Yellow, white diamonds, white sleeves, yellow, white diamonds cap Smooth Operator (GER) 21
7 9-5 b1 M Hofer A de Vries 14/115.00
6 (12) 10048-7 Maroon, maroon, grey checked sleeves, maroon, grey checked cap Field Of Dream 21
6 9-4 b J A Osborne James Doyle 7/18.00
7 (13) 258-779 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Finjaan 7
7 9-4 D Watson P Hanagan 16/117.00
8 (9) 517-285 Gold, green stripe, gold sleeves, gold cap Ariete Arrollador 14
Distance Winner
6 9-3 G Arizkorreta Elosegui S Foley 9/110.00
9 (1) 8705-37 Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, maroon, white star cap Sandagiyr (FR) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/24.50
10 (10) 831-660 royal Blue, yellow halved, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 t D Watson T P O'Shea 25/126.00
11 (14) 5/1400-4 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap My Freedom (IRE) 19
5 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 13/27.50
12 (6) 3444-89 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Canwinn (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 D Selvaratnam M Monaghan (7) 25/126.00
13 (16) 1/4125-0 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Mysticism (USA) 33
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor D J O'Donohoe 33/134.00
14 (15) 4121/5- White, burgundy sash, burgundy hooped sleeves, burgundy cap Unbridled Ocean (USA) 127
Distance Winner
5 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 16/117.00
15 (8) 1112-03 Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Muraweg (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
7 8-13 v F Nass G Avranche 8/19.00
Non runners
16 (7)909-750Redemptor58-13E CharpyNon Runner

Verdict

My Freedom was a decent enough handicapper in the UK and made a promising start in Dubai behind Nawwaar three weeks ago. Famous Warrior won a minor race here in November but has been well beaten since stepping up in class. Ariete Arrollador has yet to find his form but was in very good heart here a year ago and would be a threat if anywhere near his best. SANDAGIYR is another who hasn't looked quite at his best but his overall form around here bears the closest inspection and he'll take some beating from what looks a lenient mark. Santefisio is steadily finding his feet around here and though never in the hunt in a Group 3 last week he was nearest at the finish and looks ready to strike soon. Maritimer and Muraweg are others to consider in an open contest.