Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored By District One (Turf) 1m 6f

  • (3yo+, 1m 6f, 12 runners)
  • Winner 419,082 2nd 158,518 3rd 78,748 4th 36,042 5th 18,167 6th 10,841
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 17:10:19
Full result
Result 17:10 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Cavalryman 3/1j
2nd 12 Star Empire 6/1
3rd 9 Certerach 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 422-558
Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Jutland 23
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 422-558
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 D Watson P J Dobbs 96 25/1
2 (2) 21760-6
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Buckwheat 16
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 21760-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 C Appleby M Barzalona 14/1
3 (3) 759546-
Dark blue, gold epaulettes, dark blue sleeves, gold hoops, dark blue cap Model Pupil 126
  • T:A Mishref
  • J:Luis Jurado
  • Form: 759546-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 A Mishref Luis Jurado 100 25/1
4 (4) 0/31536-
Blue Cavalryman 212
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 0/31536-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 109 3/1j
5 (5) 578035-
Yellow, red chevrons, yellow, red chevrons sleeves, yellow, red hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 133
  • T:J M Oxx
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 578035-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 t J M Oxx D P McDonogh 112 10/1
6 (6) 714-090
Grey, dark blue diamonds, grey sleeves, dark blue & cerise quartered cap Without Fear (FR) 9
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 714-090
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 N Petersen P A Graberg 50/1
7 (7) 41421-0
Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Statutory (IRE) 23
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 41421-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 104 18/1
8 (8) 12063-5
Blue, white, orange hooped sleeves, blue cap Moment In Time (IRE) 9
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 12063-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 108 14/1
9 (9) 2850-13
Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 23
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 2850-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 M Halford S Foley 106 9/1
10 (10) 121231-
Navy, gold hoops, white sleeves, white cap Renew (IRE) 155
  • T:M Botti
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 121231-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 M Botti Martin Harley 105 9/1
11 (11) 223405-
Purple, orange seams, purple sleeves, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 83
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 223405-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 W P Mullins R L Moore 115 3/1j
12 (12) 3135-32
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 23
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 3135-32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 M F De Kock C Soumillon 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
13 7071-74
Ralston Road (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 7071-74
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 811 S Seemar Reserve 1 98 NR
14 8294-25
Topclas (FR) 16
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 8294-25
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 92 p A Bin Harmash Reserve 2 NR
15 4/711-00
Thecornishcockney 23
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 4/711-00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2pt
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 92 pt J Ryan Reserve 3 102 NR
16 1195-95
Great Hall 23
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:Reserve 4
  • Form: 1195-95
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11b
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 811 b B J Meehan Reserve 4 99 NR

In depth

Verdict

Many of theses are well known to UK punters, especially SIMENON, who has had a dozen unsuccessful runs since completing an incredible double at Royal Ascot in 2012. However, he's competed with distinction at the highest level including when runner-up in the Gold Cup and a close fourth in the Melbourne Cup and is the class-act of this line-up. Hopefully he'll be fit enough to do himself justice otherwise the likes of Star Empire and Certerach, who are both in top form and hail from yards going strongly, will give him plenty to do. Cavalryman landed a Group 3 here last March with Saddler's Rock behind and is perfectly capable of a big run if ready after a long break while the lightly-raced and progressive Renew is one to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Ralston Road (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Topclas (FR) 10-1 (8-10) 5th of 13, 4l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.

Thecornishcockney 33-1 (9-0) 11th of 14, 9l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Great Hall 25-1 (8-6) 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Buckwheat 18-1 (9-1) 6th of 13, 6l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.

Model Pupil 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 20l behind Cubanita (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Oct.

Saddler's Rock (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Royal Diamond (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Without Fear (FR) 25-1 (9-2) 10th of 13, 8l behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.

Statutory (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) 10th of 14, 6l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Moment In Time (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) 5th of 6, 6l behind L'amour De Ma Vie (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 flls gd in Feb.

Renew (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Tracked clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, every chance from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Sep beating Wigmore Hall (9-4) by 1l, 5 ran.

Simenon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dominant (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.

Cavalryman 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 14, 7l behind Brown Panther (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.

Star Empire (SAF) 9-4fav (9-6) 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Certerach (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) 3rd of 14, 1l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.

Jutland 16-1 (9-2) 8th of 14, 4l behind Excellent Result (8-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb.