Classifieds Handicap (Turf) 1m 6f

  • (3yo+, 1m 6f, 14 runners)
  • Winner 314,303 2nd 118,887 3rd 59,061 4th 27,032 5th 13,624 6th 8,131
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 17:01:04
Full result
Result 17:00 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Star Empire 11/2
2nd 9 Ahzeemah nk 5/2f
3rd 2 Certerach hd 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (7) 30614-5
EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 21
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 30614-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 M Halford S Foley 9/1
3 (15) 13111-4
White, green diamond, white sleeves, green armlets, white cap In The Spotlight (IND) 21
  • T:S Padmanabhan
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 13111-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 S Padmanabhan R L Moore 9/2
4 (3) 1/0065-3
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Pisco Sour (USA) 14
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 1/0065-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 14/1
5 (14) 13135/3
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 21
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 13135/3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 11/2
6 (9) 40787-0
Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Trois Rois (FR) 28
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Antioco Murgia
  • Form: 40787-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 b I Mohammed Antioco Murgia 33/1
7 (10) 65840-0
Yellow, red epaulettes, red sleeves, yellow cap Bob Le Beau (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:G Carroll
  • Form: 65840-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 p1 Mrs J Harrington G Carroll 33/1
8 (1) 11350-8
Orange, green stars, orange sleeves, orange cap Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) 21
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 11350-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 M Johnston K Fallon 14/1
9 (4) 43121-2
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 21
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 43121-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 5/2f
10 (8) 2218-64
Black, yellow disc, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow hooped cap Art Scholar (IRE) 14
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 2218-64
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 M Appleby J Doyle 12/1
11 (5) 2506/0-0
Maroon, white braces, white sleeves, blue cap Kidnapped (AUS) 21
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:M Monaghan
  • Form: 2506/0-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1bt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 127 9-1 bt S Seemar M Monaghan (7) 66/1
12 (12) 8/545-11
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Bay Willow (IRE) 14
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 8/545-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 pt S Seemar R Mullen 9/1
13 (6) 31144-0
Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Chicago (IRE) 21
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 31144-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 33/1
14 (13) 0271-20
White, red sash, black, yellow hooped sleeves, black, yellow star cap Royaaty (IRE) 21
  • T:M bin Shafya
  • J:X Ziani
  • Form: 0271-20
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 123 8-11 M bin Shafya X Ziani 33/1
15 (11) 15313-4
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Novelty Seeker (USA) 14
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 15313-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (2) 6913-84
Al Shemali 21
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 6913-84
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 96 t A Al Raihe Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

Ahzeemah, a dual winner at Ascot last summer, made a very bright start here when narrowly beaten by Anatolian over 1m4f, staying on strongly at the finish. Star Empire, who was returning after a very long break, ran a fine race in third while the Indian champion In The Spotlight distinguished herself with a cracking run from the front. The progressive Certerach ran really well to finish fifth with several others in this field trailing. Today's longer trip shouldn't be a problem for any of the front quartet nor should it be for Pisco Sour, who was a couple of lengths behind today's rival Bay Willow on Tapeta two weeks ago. The winner was completing a double and is well treated back on Turf while November Handicap winner Art Scholar, who finished close up, would have been better suited by a stronger pace. The lightly-raced NOVELTY SEEKER caught the eye on his debut a fortnight ago and with the trip likely to suit he can take this from his lowly spot in the handicap.