• 15:40 Dubal Excellence Trophy Handicap 5f

  • Winner 366,689 2nd 138,701 3rd 68,900 4th 31,534
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:42:16
15:40 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Medicean Man 14/1
2nd Russian Soul (IRE) 9/2
3rd Bear Behind (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 3136/11- royal Blue, white diamond  hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Shea Shea (SAF) 278
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 15/82.88
2 (6) 090647- Purple, yellow hooped, purple, yellow hooped sleeves, purple, yellow hooped cap Humidor (IRE) 116
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 t George Baker James Doyle 14/115.00
3 (15) 3426-63 Red, white stripe,black seams,white diamonds on sleeves, black cap Inxile (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-8 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 8/19.00
4 (1) 534080- Dark blue, grey star, dark blue, grey hooped sleeves, dark blue, grey hooped cap Medicean Man 103
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 p J Gask Harry Bentley 14/115.00
6 (9) 418/02-2 Lime green, lime green sleeves, lime green cap Temple Meads 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 v D H Brown R Mullen 9/25.50
7 (4) 60/D20-3 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, Bear Behind (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 8/19.00
8 (2) 211121- Red, black & white checked stripe, red sleeves, red cap Beat Baby (IRE) 144
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-5 t1 N Petersen P A Graberg 25/126.00
11 (10) 08176-0 Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Desert Law (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 16/117.00
12 (5) 04975-9 Maroon, maroon, grey checked sleeves, maroon, grey checked cap Pabusar 21
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5 8-5 b1 J A Osborne Hayley Turner 25/126.00
13 (11) 14122-2 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 8-5 p M Halford S Foley 9/25.50
14 (13) 181343- Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Sholaan (IRE) 124
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-5 v1 D Selvaratnam T P O'Shea 14/115.00
15 (14) 2174/2-0 royal Blue, red chevrons, red sleeves, royal blue halves, royal blue cap Stonefield Flyer 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 K Dalgleish R Ffrench 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (7)22656-1Fityaan58-7M Al MuhairiP Hanagan
9 (8)0100-07Cheviot (USA)78-5K A RyanF Lynch
10 (12)2400-59Croisultan (IRE)78-5R BoureslyNon Runner


Fityaan produced a real shock when landing a 50/1 victory here three weeks ago and there didn't appear to be much of a fluke about the success. Many of today's rivals were behind including runner-up Temple Meads and third-placed Bear Behind, who were both conceding weight to the winner. Russian Soul, who has yet to race over the minimum trip, ran very well behind the in-form Tamaathul over 6f last time and should have enough pace to get involved but the real class-act here is SHEA SHEA and he's taken to make a winning debut away from South Africa. Eight times a winner, including twice at Group 1 level, he has to concede lumps of weight but looks an exciting Carnival prospect and the Mike De Kock bandwagon is just starting to roll.