Meydan

  • 15:05 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD 5f

  • Winner 2,095,363 2nd 792,583 3rd 393,727 4th 180,198
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:05:48
15:05 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shea Shea (SAF) Evs
2nd Joy And Fun (NZ) 22/1
3rd Eagle Regiment (AUS) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 101/19-1 Orange, green star, white, green stars sleeves, white cap Eagle Regiment (AUS) 62
Distance Winner
5 9-0 K Man O Doleuze 6/17.00
2 (2) 31018-8 Light Green, Black stars, sleeves and star on cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 R M H Cowell W Buick 111 33/134.00
3 (3) 111-305 red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Ganas (IRE) 21
5 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 81 80/181.00
4 (4) 2220-21 Red, green, white striped sleeves, green cap Dux Scholar 37
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-0 bt Seth Benzel K Ulubaev 111 12/113.00
5 (5) 54220-5 claret and orange checked, claret sleeves and cap Spirit Quartz (IRE) 21
5 9-0 R M H Cowell J P Spencer 115 14/115.00
6 (6) 0/1171-1 emerald green, white diamond frame, white diamonds on sleeves Varsity (USA) 56
Distance Winner
6 9-0 Christophe Clement Joe Bravo 16/117.00
7 (7) 36/11-71 Blue, white triple diamonds, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Shea Shea (SAF) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon Evs2.00
8 (8) 1-14114 Red, yellow striped, white, black stars sleeves, black cap Russian Rock (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 9-0 M Al Muhairi W Smith 104 33/134.00
9 (9) 22-2223 Dark blue, pink triple diamonds, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 21
5 9-0 p M Halford S Foley 84 33/134.00
10 (10) 5/62040- Blue, orange disc, blue, orange striped sleeves, blue, orange striped cap Starspangledbanner (AUS) 147
Distance Winner
7 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 109 20/121.00
11 (11) 1304-88 Yellow, grey chevron hoop, yellow, grey hoop sleeves, grey cap Joy And Fun (NZ) 41
Course Winner
10 9-0 p D Cruz Tye Angland 22/123.00
12 (12) 0-85730 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Invincible Ash (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-9 p M Halford R Hughes 111 50/151.00
13 (13) 1615-13 Black, white braces, black, white hoop sleeves, black cap Great Attack (USA) 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 bt Wesley Ward Joel Rosario 25/126.00
14 (14) 080-136 Dark blue, grey star, dark blue, grey hooped sleeves, dark blue, grey hooped cap Medicean Man 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 p J Gask Harry Bentley 107 40/141.00
15 (15) 23715-2 White, white, red striped sleeves, checked cap Sole Power 21
Distance Winner
6 9-0 E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 115 6/17.00
16 (16) 221121- Yellow, light blue, red hooped sleeves, light blue, red hooped cap Mr Big (AUS) 90
Distance Winner
4 9-0 bt M Freedman Z Purton 20/121.00

Verdict

It's Mike De Kock this time with SHEA SHEA, a regular Grade 1 winner in South Africa who badly needed his opening run here in January and showed the benefit with an impressive victory over Sole Power on Super Saturday when several of these were behind. It's difficult to see any of them reversing the form, though Spirit Quartz ran well for a long way and will have come on for the outing. Hong Kong has a brilliant record with sprinters and Eagle Regiment and Joy And Fun are very closely matched on the balance of their form. The latter won this when it was over an extra furlong in 2010 and finished a close third a year ago. Wesley Ward is very well known for handling top sprinters, though Great Attack's overall form looks just short of this level and he was behind Varsity at Gulfstream last month. Dux Scholar has more to offer and Mr Big could reward each-way backers as he is a very smart sprinter in Singapore and his form at Grade 1 level puts him firmly in the picture.