District One Phase II Handicap 1m 2f

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f, 6 runners)
  • Winner 409,445 2nd 126,780 3rd 63,390 4th 31,598 5th 5,247
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 14:45:39
Full result
Result 14:45 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Samurai Sword 9/1
2nd 6 Tanfeeth 2 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 14215/0
Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Mickdaam (IRE) 16
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 14215/0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 11/4
2 (6) 1407-31
White, green epaulettes, white, green stars sleeves, white, green star cap Ottoman Empire (FR) 30
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 1407-31
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 123 8-11 S Seemar R Mullen 15/8f
3 (3) 153-140
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Busker (USA) 16
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 153-140
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-9t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 121 8-9 t A Bin Harmash A De Vries 7/1
4 (2) 2/73-570
Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Samurai Sword 9
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 2/73-570
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-9pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 121 8-9 pt A Bin Harmash M Barzalona 9/1
5 (1) 734-403
Red, black and white hoop, red sleeves, white cap Plantagenet (SPA) 9
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 734-403
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 120 8-8 N Petersen P A Graberg 7/2
6 (4) 23-6300
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tanfeeth 16
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 23-6300
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 120 8-8 t M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 16/1

In depth

Verdict

Ottoman Empire is approaching the veteran stage but still has plenty to offer as he showed when scoring over the course and distance at the end of January. He'd earlier been narrowly beaten by today's rival Busker but is better off at the weights and was having his first start since September so should reverse the form. Plantagenet came right back to his best last week when staying on strongly behind Elleval and should get into the frame but a chance is taken with MICKDAAM. A Listed winner for his current trainer here in 2012, he then won the Chester Vase for Richard Fahey before finishing mid-division behind Camelot in the Derby. He was having his first subsequent start when making little impression a couple of weeks ago but that will have brought him on and he's given the nod.

Formwatch

Mickdaam (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) 10th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Vercingetorix (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp gd in Feb.

Ottoman Empire (FR) 9-2 (9-2) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Jan beating String Theory (9-3) by 1l, 11 ran.

Busker (USA) 14-1 (9-6) 10th of 15, 7l behind Sanshaawes (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.

Samurai Sword 18-1 (8-10) last of 16, 16l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.

Tanfeeth 25-1 (8-7) 11th of 13, 11l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.

Plantagenet (SPA) 28-1 (8-5) 3rd of 16, 1l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.