Meydan

  • 18:00 CNN Sport Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner 102,001 2nd 34,000 3rd 18,701 4th 10,198
  • Going: Fast
  • Surface: Dirt

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 3.78s
  • Off time: 18:00:37
18:00 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gundogdu (USA) 10/1
2nd Mears (USA) 20/1
3rd Jintshi 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (13) 7-34238 Lime green, lime green, white hooped sleeves, black cap Aleko 6
6 9-1 pt E Charpy A Fresu 16/117.00
2 (6) 5000-03 Black, white, yellow, grey & brown hoops, yellow cap, black hoop, brown peak Estikmaal (IRE) 20
6 9-1 D Watson P J Dobbs 11/112.00
3 (10) 0-31 Yellow and light blue checked, emerald green sleeves, light blue stripe on emerald green cap Karaginsky 20
4 8-13 t S Seemar R Mullen 2/13.00
4 (7) 96-6286 Red, grey epaulettes, red sleeves, red cap Sea Skimmer 12
Course Winner
5 8-13 v H Al Alawi P Cosgrave 17/29.50
5 (14) 634/1-08 Orange, black hooped, orange sleeves, black, orange star cap Powderhouse (IRE) 40
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-10 D Watson S Hitchcott 16/117.00
7 (3) 871-900 Grey, blue sleeves, white hoops, blue cap Mears (USA) 48
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 A Al Rayhi Fernando Jara 20/121.00
8 (4) 50-4010 Yellow, light blue checked, green sleeves, yellow cap River Of Gold (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 8-9 b S Seemar T P O'Shea 14/115.00
9 (12) 02-2564 Black, orange star, orange sleeves, orange cap Hucklebuck (USA) 12
4 8-7 h A Bin Harmash Connor Beasley 9/110.00
10 (1) 07200-0 White, dark blue, white checked sleeves, dark blue cap Gundogdu (USA) 68
Course Winner
4 8-6 S Ghadayer X Ziani 10/111.00
11 (5) 6-24232 Lime green, lime green, white hooped sleeves, white cap Jintshi 12
Distance Winner
6 8-6 v M Al Mheiri F Veron 11/26.50
12 (9) 31/080-0 Red, yellow quartered, yellow, black halved sleeves, yellow cap Hipster Boy 54
4 8-5 b A Al Shamsi Elione Chaves 28/129.00
13 (11) 4-50248 Orange, Black seams and cap Shanty Star (USA) 5
3 8-5 R Bouresly R Ffrench 5/16.00
Non runners
6 (2)817Tabarak (USA)38-10R BoureslyNon Runner
14 (8)71/210-0Tailor's Row (USA)58-5O DarajB Pinheiro

Verdict

Karaginsky had one run for Godolphin in the UK and was returning from 10 months off when a well-beaten third here last month. That obviously blew the cobwebs away as he then won over a mile at Jebel Ali and he's bred for this trip. Jintshi has been running consistently in minor handicaps but has been beaten off this mark and lower in recent weeks while River Of Gold ran a shocker at Jebel Ali after landing a maiden there a fortnight earlier. Estikmaal is looking high enough in the weights on what he's achieved while his stablemate Powderhouse has been well beaten since just beating Hucklebuck over the track and trip in December. The three-year-old SHANTY STAR ran a remarkable race when a close fourth in a Listed contest on Turf here last month. He was well beaten in the lucrative Al Basatkiya on this surface next time but it looks worth taking a chance with him on his handicap debut against older horses.