Meydan

  • 17:35 Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group 1m

  • Winner 541,969 2nd 207,213 3rd 102,917 4th 49,629
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:35:24
17:35 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mushreq (AUS) 4/1
2nd Master Of Hounds (USA) 9/1
3rd Iguazu Falls (USA) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 612-524 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 t D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 105 11/112.00
2 (2) 50-0416 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushreq (AUS) 14
Course Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 4/15.00
3 (3) 1/0010-0 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Do It All (USA) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 114 14/115.00
4 (4) 318150- Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, white cap Master Of Hounds (USA) 74
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 t M F De Kock P Cosgrave 115 9/110.00
5 (5) 64/965-1 Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Le Drakkar (AUS) 42
Course Winner
8 9-0 t A bin Huzaim Dane O'Neill 110 14/115.00
6 (6) 11/668-1 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Mandaean 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 105 13/82.62
7 (7) 163360/ Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Across The Rhine (USA) 431
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 S Seemar T P O'Shea 107 40/141.00
8 (8) 039-731 maroon, white stripe and sleeves, maroon cap, white hoop Iguazu Falls (USA) 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 t M bin Shafya A de Vries 100 25/126.00
9 (9) 8/3460-0 emerald green and yellow check, white sleeves, emerald green and yellow checked cap Fiscal 42
4 9-0 M Al Jahouri R Ffrench 66/167.00
10 (10) 1/11367- Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Musir (AUS) 291
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 118 11/43.75

Verdict

MUSIR, who won the UAE Derby here in 2010 and the Al Rashidiya a year ago, has his first start since an aborted attempt at stud but is back on the track and, as he has always gone well after a break in the past, he looks the one to be on. He had stablemate Master Of Hounds behind in that race a year ago while another Mike De Kock inmate, Mushreq, was well beaten when attempting Group 2 company a fortnight ago. Mandaean had Don't Call Me over a length behind when they occupied the first two places in a handicap last month with subsequent Tapeta winner Iguazu Falls behind though that form doesn't look quite strong enough. Le Drakkar created a shock when beating Tamaathul over 7f but his earlier form suggested he was up to the task and he may not be far away this time.