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14:30 Meydan (UAE)

Meydan Sprint Sponsored By District One Greenery Stretch - Group 2 Stakes - Turf (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • AED 642,965 added
  • Winner: AED 367,839
  • 2nd: AED 139,138
  • 3rd: AED 69,118
  • 4th: AED 31,635
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 56.56s
  • Off Time: 14:30:36
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap

Fityaan

376 v DCD
80/1
  • Form 6/45032-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 90

2(2)
Silk - Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap
15/8
  • Form 23/1341-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 116

3(3)
Silk - White, red inverted triangle, white, red hooped sleeves, white, red hooped cap

Out Do

7 v D
66/1
  • Form 535-643
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 104

4(4)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulettes, Royal Blue sleeves, striped cap
8/15
  • Form 12/113-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 104

6(6)
Silk - Black, pink cross belts, black, pink hoop sleeves, pink, black star cap

Hit The Bid

14 t DCD
14/1
  • Form 2402-21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 107

5(5)
NR
25/1
  • Form 7-05353
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 100

In depth

Verdict

ERTIJAAL won this comfortably a year ago before a superb placed effort in the Al Quoz Sprint on World Cup night. He reappeared to give Hit The Bid 12lb and a beating and though the runner-up improved to carry a big weight to victory in a handicap he's hardly likely to reverse places at level weights. Blue Point looks much more of a threat on his UAE debut. The Godolphin colt did superbly as a two-year-old, winning a Group 2 and placed twice at the highest level. He only had four runs last season winning two Grade 3 contests at Ascot and is a very high-class recruit to racing here, though takes a drop in trip. The remainder look as though they are playing for places as though Fityaan won this in 2016 he was found wanting in handicaps last year.

Formwatch

Fityaan 12-1 (9-3) 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Final Venture (9-4) at Meydan 6f hcp fst in Feb.

Blue Point (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on close home, won at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gs in Oct beating Projection (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Out Do 7-1 (9-3) 3rd of 12, 6l behind High On Life (8-9) at Meydan 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Ertijaal (IRE) 8-11fav (9-6) won at Meydan 5f hcp fst in Jan beating Hit The Bid (8-8) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

Hit The Bid 4-6fav (9-6) won at Meydan 5f hcp gd in Feb beating Dutch Masterpiece (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Sir Maximilian (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) 3rd of 5, 3 1/4l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Meydan 6f hcp gd in Feb.