Meydan

  • 18:05 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 2f

  • Winner 20,954,027 2nd 7,925,973 3rd 3,937,347 4th 1,802,027
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 18:07:13
18:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Story 12/1
2nd Mukhadram 14/1
3rd Cat O'Mountain (USA) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 3018-11 Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 v Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 8/19.00
2 (2) 12111-3 Yellow, black striped,  sleeves,  cap Belshazzar (JPN) 34
Distance Winner
6 9-0 ht K Matsuda C P Lemaire 16/117.00
3 (3) 01119-2 Blue, White Cap Vancouverite 21
Distance Winner
4 9-0 C Appleby W Buick 16/117.00
4 (4) 9721-15 orange, red spots, orange sleeves, red cap Akeed Mofeed 34
Distance Winner
5 9-0 R Gibson D J Whyte 8/19.00
5 (5) 5/3-4112 Blue, Yellow chevron, White sleeves, Blue cap Sanshaawes (SAF) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/113.00
6 (6) 16/15-28 Blue African Story 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 120 12/113.00
7 (7) 221346- Dark blue, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap Hillstar 161
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 14/115.00
8 (8) 1634-41 Light green, black seams, light green, black seams sleeves, black cap, light green quarters Military Attack (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 9-0 h J S Moore J Moreira 3/14.00
9 (9) 73615-7 Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Side Glance 21
Distance Winner
7 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 115 33/134.00
10 (10) 2471-83 Gold, maroon epaulets, gold cap, maroon star, maroon peak Surfer (USA) 21
Course Winner
5 9-0 t S Seemar R Mullen 79 40/141.00
11 (11) 2131-12 White, black chevron hoop, white sleeves, red hoops, white cap,  black stripe Hokko Tarumae (JPN) 34
Distance Winner
5 9-0 K Nishiura H Miyuki 16/117.00
12 (12) 115273- Grey, gold braid, grey sleeves, red cap Ruler Of The World (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
4 9-0 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 6/17.00
13 (13) 5/12315- Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mukhadram 161
Distance Winner
5 9-0 W J Haggas P Hanagan 14/115.00
14 (14) 962424- Light blue, red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red, light blue diamond cap Red Cadeaux 111
8 9-0 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 120 16/117.00
15 (15) 511-104 Blue, Red cap Cat O'Mountain (USA) 21
Course Winner
4 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 93 25/126.00
16 (16) 33441-1 White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Ron The Greek (USA) 42
Distance Winner
7 9-0 t1 N Bachalard Jose Lezcano 25/126.00

Verdict

Animal Kingdom won this for the USA a year ago from the outside stall 12 but there are four more runners this time and Ron The Greek will need to perform miracles to stage a repeat, especially as he's a Dirt specialist. The globe-trotting Red Cadeaux did brilliantly to finish runner-up a year ago but hasn't won subsequently unlike fourth-placed Side Glance, who produced a superb performance to land the Mackinnon at Flemington and has had a run here to put him straight. African Story wasn't beaten far a year ago though the feeling is that it's a better race this time around and there's more runners. Prince Bishop arrives in top form having beaten Sanshaawes in a Group 1 three weeks ago but he's twice finished mid-division in this. Mukhadram is another drawn out wide and his overall form is just lacking while those who fancy Ruler Of The World to defy stall 12 would do well to trawl through last year's Derby form as it couldn't possibly have worked out any worse. Akeed Mofeed started a short-priced favourite at Sha-Tin last month but was put in his place by Military Attack, who was a length behind him in the Hong Kong Cup with Side Glance very close up in fifth. Military Attack had earlier won the Singapore Airlines Cup in very impressive fashion and if handling the Tapeta will be a big player. Hillstar bids to land this for his yard, who produced Singspiel to a famous victory in 1997 and he's been reportedly working well on the surface. BELSHAZZAR and Hokko Tarumae have been beating each other with regularity at the highest level in Japan and the form looks solid enough for this. Preference is just for the former who is better drawn and his rider has more experience of the track.