Meydan Sobha Handicap 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, 14 runners)
  • Winner 257,366 2nd 79,691 3rd 39,848 4th 19,863 5th 3,301
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:21:09
Full result
Result 15:20 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Free Wheeling 7/1
2nd 11 Dragon Falls 6/1
3rd 5 Van Rooney 1 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 454-626
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Free Wheeling (AUS) 9
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 454-626
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/1
2 (1) 211/01-5
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tamarkuz (USA) 30
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 211/01-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 h M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 9/2f
3 (12) 11-0003
Blue, blue, light blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Ocean Tempest 9
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:B Doyle
  • Form: 11-0003
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 J Ryan B Doyle 10/1
4 (9) 121-127
White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Qatoomah (SDA) 9
  • T:N Bachalard
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 121-127
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 N Bachalard William Buick 10/1
5 (4) 521-682
blue, white checks, emerald green sleeves and cap Van Rooney (USA) 9
  • T:A Jan
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 521-682
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 t A Jan A De Vries 11/2
6 (13) 410659-
Blue, White Cap Well Acquainted (IRE) 162
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 410659-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 C Appleby Martin Lane 16/1
7 (14) 881-632
Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Yaa Wayl (IRE) 13
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 881-632
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 t D Selvaratnam James Doyle 14/1
8 (7) 6501-25
Purple, orange striped, purple, orange halved sleeves, white cap Alnashmy (FR) 23
  • T:J Peromingo
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 6501-25
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 pt J Peromingo P Cosgrave 12/1
9 (10) 300/034-
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Bannock (IRE) 210
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:Ahmed Ajtebi
  • Form: 300/034-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 C Appleby Ahmed Ajtebi 14/1
10 (5) 958646
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Derbaas (USA) 9
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 958646
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 t A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 14/1
11 (8) 0316-60
Blue Dragon Falls (IRE) 9
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 0316-60
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 6/1
12 (11) 1167-32
Blue, white, red stars sleeves, blue, red star cap Kaiss (USA) 8
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 1167-32
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2bt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 bt S Seemar R Mullen 14/1
13 (3) 11322-0
violet, white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 9
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 11322-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 N Petersen P A Graberg 25/1
15 (2) 7983-90
Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 9
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 7983-90
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 p1 M Halford S Foley 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
14 (2) 063-443
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 13
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 063-443
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 t1 I Mohammed Non Runner NR
16 3/27-15
Zurbriggen 13
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 3/27-15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 A Bin Harmash Reserve 1 NR
17 01-8110
Mundahesh (IRE) 9
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 01-8110
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 A Al Raihe Reserve 2 NR
18 04600-8
Chilworth Icon 44
  • Nag Me
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 04600-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 813 M R Channon Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

The draw may play an important part in this big field with several of the leading contenders out with the washing. They include Ocean Tempest, who ran well from a much better draw last week, Kaiss, who has been getting his act together at Jebel Ali, and Yaa Wayl, who was placed a couple of times at last year's Carnival. Van Rooney is well berthed as he was when runner-up to Avon Pearl a week ago but TAMARKUZ has the best draw of all and looks the one to be on. A winner at Kempton for Godolphin in October, he started favourite on his debut here at the end of January and though not quite up to it he missed the break before running on. Free Wheeling has been running well enough in better company to be considered, especially as he's been dropped to a rating that allows him into this race.

Formwatch

Shamaal Nibras (USA) (8-13) 3rd of 0, 7l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 7f Listed stks gf in Feb.

Zurbriggen (8-13) 5th of 0, 8l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 7f Listed stks gf in Feb.

Mundahesh (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) 11th of 13, 8l behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.

Chilworth Icon 25-1 (8-13) 8th of 16, 3l behind Zain Shamardal (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.

Tamarkuz (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) 5th of 11, 4l behind Zahee (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Jan.

Ocean Tempest 33-1 (9-4) 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Well Acquainted (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Led stand side pair, in touch with centre group, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Tawhid (8-13) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Sep.

Yaa Wayl (IRE) (8-13) 2nd of 0, 4 1/2l behind Nawwaar (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 7f Listed stks gf in Feb.

Alnashmy (FR) 7-1 (9-2) 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eastern Rules (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Feb.

Bannock (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened, last of 4, 7l behind Lockwood (9-4) at Thirsk 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.

Derbaas (USA) 25-1 (9-4) 6th of 16, 5l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Kaiss (USA) 11-2 (8-2) 2nd of 6, nk behind Kanaf (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Feb.

Mister Big Shuffle (GER) 20-1 (9-1) last of 16, 19l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Banna Boirche (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) 12th of 16, 10l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Free Wheeling (AUS) 5-1 (8-13) 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Eastern Rules (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.

Dragon Falls (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) 11th of 16, 9l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Van Rooney (USA) 12-1 (9-4) 2nd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.

Qatoomah (SDA) 20-1 (9-4) 7th of 16, 7l behind Avon Pearl (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp in Feb.