Meydan Sprint Sponsored By Arabian Adventures (Group 3) (Turf) 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner 366,697 2nd 138,703 3rd 68,905 4th 31,537 5th 15,893 6th 9,485
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 13:45:29
Full result
Result 13:45 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Shea Shea 6/4f
2nd 14 Ahtoug hd 10/1
3rd 5 Dux Scholar 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 33311-2
Red, black hoop, red sleeves, black cap Beat Baby (IRE) 37
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 33311-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 N Petersen P A Graberg 83 16/1
2 (2) 12832-5
White, blue hooped, red sleeves, white cap Catcall (FR) 16
  • T:P Sogorb
  • J:O Peslier
  • Form: 12832-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 P Sogorb O Peslier 7/1
3 (3) 11-4086
Black, gold braid, gold, black braid on cuffs sleeves, gold cap Roi de Vitesse (IRE) 9
  • T:A Jan
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 11-4086
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 v A Jan A De Vries 100 50/1
4 (4) 16150-4
Light blue, large yellow spots, yellow sleeves, light blue spots, large blue cap Zee Bros (USA) 9
  • T:Seth Benzel
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 16150-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 h Seth Benzel L Dettori 22/1
5 (5) 14-7702
Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap Dux Scholar 7
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 14-7702
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 b D Watson P J Dobbs 116 12/1
6 (6) 711242-
Blue, white triple diamonds, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Shea Shea (SAF) 197
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 711242-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 120 6/4f
7 (7) 26/03-23
Dark green, beige sleeves, dark green, beige star cap Hototo 16
  • T:F Nass
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 26/03-23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 v F Nass L Morris 104 16/1
8 (8) 164-027
Red, green, white striped sleeves, black cap Make It Reel (FR) 9
  • T:D Watson
  • J:S Hitchcott
  • Form: 164-027
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 D Watson S Hitchcott 66/1
9 (9) 01-8110
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mundahesh (IRE) 16
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 01-8110
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 83 50/1
10 (10) 117-361
White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap My Catch (IRE) 9
  • T:D Watson
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 117-361
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 D Watson James Doyle 102 20/1
12 (12) 71221-1
White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Alsaaeqah (SDA) 37
  • T:B Shibani
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 71221-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 B Shibani William Buick 14/1
14 (14) 541-182
White, dark blue star, dark blue, white stars sleeves, white, dark blue star cap Ahtoug 16
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 541-182
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 C Appleby M Barzalona 101 10/1
15 (15) 415362-
White, white, red striped sleeves, checked cap Sole Power 90
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 415362-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 E Lynam R L Moore 117 3/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 (11) 4014-02
Russian Rock (IRE) 15
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 4014-02
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 94 M Al Muhairi R Ffrench 104 NR
13 (13) 4135-48
Abstraction (IRE) 16
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs S Dawson
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 4135-48
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 94 Mrs S Dawson F Lynch 99 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 14 Shea Shea (SAF)
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
6 9-4 M F De Kock C Soumillon 10/3
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In depth

Verdict

SHEA SHEA won this last year from his old adversary Sole Power before going on to land the Al Quoz Sprint. The latter reversed the form in the King's Stand Stakes under a brilliant Johnny Murtagh ride and the pair will be at the forefront of the betting on World Cup night. Mike De Kock had already got a run into his charge last year but this time he arrives after an absence, as does Sole Power, though he's the best sprinter in the race and can make a successful comeback. Catcall was headed right on the line by Maarek in the Abbaye though that was on soft ground. He had a nice prep run a couple of weeks ago so will strip fitter than his main rivals though the quick ground is a concern. Alsaaeqah and Beat Baby were separated by a short-head in a handicap in January and should go well again, though that form doesn't match that of the three principals.

Formwatch

Russian Rock (IRE) 6-5fav (9-4) 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sholaan (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 5f stks (3yo+) in Feb.

Abstraction (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.

Beat Baby (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) 2nd of 16, shd behind Alsaaeqah (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan.

Catcall (FR) 3-1fav (9-6) 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.

Roi de Vitesse (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Medicean Man (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp in Feb.

Zee Bros (USA) 14-1 (9-2) 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Medicean Man (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp in Feb.

Hototo 11-2 (8-13) 3rd of 10, 2l behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.

Make It Reel (FR) 12-1 (9-0) 7th of 10, 10l behind My Catch (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd 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.

My Catch (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Feb beating Jallota (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.

Alsaaeqah (SDA) 25-1 (9-2) won at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Jan beating Beat Baby (9-6) by shd, 16 ran.

Shea Shea (SAF) 3-1fav (9-11) Took keen hold, held up in touch in mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders inside final furlong, strong challenge in 2nd well inside final furlong, not reach winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Jwala (9-8) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.

Ahtoug 11-2 (8-13) 2nd of 10, nk behind Medicean Man (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp gd in Feb.

Dux Scholar 8-1 (9-1) 2nd of 8, nk behind Kavanagh (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp gd.

Sole Power 16-1 (9-0) 2nd of 14, 5l behind Lord Kanaloa (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.