Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored By Tabloid Stakes (Group 2) (AWT) 1m 1f

  • (3yo+, 1m 1f, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner 523,838 2nd 198,144 3rd 98,433 4th 45,050 5th 22,710 6th 13,552
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 17:36:24
Full result
Result 17:35 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Hunter's Light 7/2
2nd 11 Surfer 20/1
3rd 1 Prince Bishop ½ 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 61/1537-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, black cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 313
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 61/1537-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor R L Moore 110 12/1
2 (2) 11137/0-
Grey,, grey, dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Await The Dawn (USA) 313
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 11137/0-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 9/1
3 (3) 201160-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, red cap Alpha (USA) 96
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 201160-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 16/1
4 (4) 211231-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Saint Baudolino (IRE) 176
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 211231-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 t1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 2/1f
5 (5) 3172/3-5
royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Mufarrh (IRE) 28
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 3172/3-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 94 10/1
6 (6) 371121-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Hunter's Light (IRE) 95
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 371121-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 110 7/2
7 (7) 13261-1
Yellow, emerald green stripe, red sleeves, red cap Zain Shamardal (IRE) 37
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 13261-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 t A Al Raihe R Ffrench 82 33/1
8 (8) 16/4100-
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Mendip (USA) 313
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 16/4100-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 12/1
9 (9) 41141-2
Royal Blue, White epaulets, yellow cap So Beautiful (FR) 28
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P Dobbs
  • Form: 41141-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 D Watson P Dobbs 16/1
10 (10) 1121-62
maroon, white stripe and sleeves, maroon cap, white hoop Jamr 14
  • T:M bin Shafya
  • J:T E Durcan
  • Form: 1121-62
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0v
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 v M bin Shafya T E Durcan 84 20/1
11 (11) 2/54211-
Gold, maroon epaulets, gold cap, maroon star, maroon peak Surfer (USA) 49
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 2/54211-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 S Seemar R Mullen 79 20/1
12 (12) 450-041
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushreq (AUS) 7
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 450-041
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 4 Mendip (USA)
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

A tremendous line-up and Saeed Bin Suroor holds a very powerful hand with four entries. Hunter's Light is the highest rated of the quartet, which is hardly surprising as he ended the last campaign with a Group 1 success in Italy. He's never raced on this surface but is two from three on Polytrack. Mendip won this a year ago and his later defeats were at the highest level. He'd had a prep run last year but this time makes his reappearance. Prince Bishop was 4l behind Mendip a year ago but did better in Group 1's subsequently including when seventh in the World Cup. Alpha completes the quartet and dead-heated for a Grade 1 at Saratoga on Dirt in August. Godolphin are also represented by SAINT BAUDOLINO, a very smart performer for Andre Fabre last year with a Group 2 to his credit and two narrow defeats at the highest level. He can make a successful start to his career in Dubai. Await The Dawn hasn't run since finishing tailed off in the Dubai Duty Free last March when trained by Aidan O'Brien but will have been primed by Mike De Kock who also runs last week's winning handicapper Mushreq. Mufarrh always goes well here but Zain Shamardal has plenty to find against genuine high-class opposition.