Meydan

  • 17:25 Meydan Beach Handicap 1m

  • Winner 251,444 2nd 95,108 3rd 47,247 4th 21,623
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:25:44
17:25 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mandaean 6/1
2nd Don't Call Me (IRE) 7/2
3rd Iguazu Falls (USA) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 875777- Dark blue, yellow stars, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow stars cap Malossol (USA) 51
Distance Winner
4 9-4 bt G Botti C O'Donoghue 33/134.00
2 (2) 1/9420-7 White, red, royal blue, yellow & emerald green hoops, white sleeves, white cap Disa Leader (SAF) 14
Distance Winner
8 9-2 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis 6/17.00
3 (6) 492100- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Quick Wit 82
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 14/115.00
4 (7) 10612-5 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Don't Call Me (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 t D Nicholls R Mullen 7/24.50
5 (3) 11/668- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Mandaean 103
4 9-0 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 6/17.00
6 (10) 26258-7 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Finjaan 7
7 8-13 bt D Watson Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
7 (8) 4/70213- Black and Orange (halved), Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Orange check cap Trade Storm 133
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-13 D M Simcock C Soumillon 9/25.50
8 (11) 56213-6 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue, yellow stars sleeves, yellow cap Energia Dust (BRZ) 14
Distance Winner
5 8-11 t F Borges G Carroll 25/126.00
9 (5) 18039-7 maroon, white stripe and sleeves, maroon cap, white hoop Iguazu Falls (USA) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 t M bin Shafya A de Vries 33/134.00
10 (13) 514050- Grey, grey sleeves, grey cap Rex Imperator 131
4 8-11 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 16/117.00
11 (4) 53444-8 Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Canwinn (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 8-10 D Selvaratnam K Fallon 25/126.00
12 (14) 119/09-0 Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Il Grande Maurizio (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 8-9 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 33/134.00
13 (9) 02/1151- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Jet Legend (SAF) 310
Distance Winner
6 8-9 M F De Kock P Hanagan 7/24.50
14 (12) 1/370- Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Rassam (IRE) 132
4 8-9 h Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 9/110.00

Verdict

It's rare to find one of Mike De Kock's lurking at the bottom of a handicap and Jet Legend, five times a winner in South Africa including at Group 3 level last time, is noted. Trade Storm won a tough York handicap in August before failing to stay 1m2f at Doncaster and has to be on the short-list but it's DON'T CALL ME who is handed the vote. Dandy Nicholls' useful handicapper was in fine form last summer and autumn and made a promising start in Dubai when running on nicely behind Le Drakkar over 7f here two weeks ago. Runner-up Tamaathul has won subsequently so the form looks strong enough for this. The Yorkshire trainer also runs Rex Imperator, but he has never raced beyond 7f and is better known as a sprinter.