District One Handicap (Turf) 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 8 runners)
- Winner 366,697 2nd 138,703 3rd 68,905 4th 31,537 5th 15,893 6th 9,485
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 15:55:15
|2nd||3 Dux Scholar||nk||8/1|
Nawwaar (USA) 13
|5||132 9-6||A Al Raihe||P Hanagan||3/1j|
Glass Office 211
|4||128 9-2||D M Simcock||Jim Crowley||3/1j|
Dux Scholar 23
|6||127 9-1 b||D Watson||P J Dobbs||8/1|
Kavanagh (SAF) 9
|7||127 9-1 pt||M F De Kock||C Soumillon||5/1|
Roicead (USA) 30
|7||126 9-0 t||D Selvaratnam||James Doyle||5/1|
Seachantach (USA) 30
|8||122 8-10 bt||S Seemar||M M Monaghan (5)||25/1|
Silver Ocean (USA) 23
|6||122 8-10 pt||N Petersen||William Buick||25/1|
Take Ten 30
|7||122 8-10||S Seemar||R Mullen||6/1|
Nawwaar has won three of his last four at Abu Dhabi, two of them in Listed company. He's also scored here and is a very speedy front-runner but he's a very rare performer at a trip this short and has shot up the weights. DUX SCHOLAR scored over 5f a year ago before running in the Al Quoz Sprint on World Cup night. He's mainly been confined to longer trips subsequently in much better company so hopefully he's retained enough pace to take advantage of the 5lb he receives from the topweight. Roicead landed a minor handicap in January but couldn't cope with a 9lb rise and better opposition on his next start. Glass Office had a couple of runs here last year but was basically outclassed in races won by Soft Falling Rain. David Simcock's grey hasn't run since an excellent effort in the Group 2 King George Stakes at Goodwood in August but should do well here in the next few weeks though he might just need this. Kavanagh was in fine form at this time a year ago but hasn't quite returned to that sort of level.
Nawwaar (USA)(8-13) won at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 7f Listed stks gf in Feb, 0 ran.
Glass Office25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 17, 1 3/4l behind Moviesta (8-12) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Seachantach (USA)40-1 (8-9) 13th of 16, 6l behind Alsaaeqah (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan.
Silver Ocean (USA)33-1 (9-6) 9th of 14, 7l behind Eastern Rules (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Feb.
Kavanagh (SAF)12-1 (9-3) 8th of 9, 5l behind Eastern Rules (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp gd in Feb.
Dux Scholar10-1 (9-6) 14th of 16, 9l behind Mont Ras (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp gd in Feb.
Roicead (USA)9-1 (9-5) 10th of 16, 3l behind Alsaaeqah (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan.
Take Ten20-1 (9-0) 9th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Alsaaeqah (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan.