Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) 1m 2f

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 1, 14 runners)
  • Winner 838,158 2nd 317,042 3rd 157,496 4th 72,078 5th 36,334 6th 21,681
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 16:14:04
Full result
Result 16:10 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Prince Bishop 5/1
2nd 13 Sanshaawes 12/1
3rd 14 Surfer ¾ 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 33018-1
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Prince Bishop (IRE) 30
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 33018-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0v
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 v Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 5/1
2 (2) 5-23050
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mutajare (IRE) 7
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 5-23050
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 85 40/1
3 (3) 407-314
White, green epaulettes, white, green stars sleeves, white, green star cap Ottoman Empire (FR) 7
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 407-314
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 S Seemar L Dettori 98 50/1
4 (4) 4597-03
Blue, orange sash, orange sleeves, blue, orange hooped cap Zambucca (SAF) 30
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 4597-03
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 S Seemar R Hughes 25/1
5 (5) 327-681
Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Elleval (IRE) 16
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 327-681
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 D Marnane F Lynch 77 12/1
6 (6) 473615-
Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Side Glance 90
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 473615-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 115 9/1
7 (7) 190-183
Black, yellow horseshoe, black sleeves & cap Alexandra Palace (SAF) 9
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 190-183
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 40/1
8 (8) 116/15-2
Blue African Story 30
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 116/15-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 120 Evsf
9 (9) 3511-10
Blue, White Cap Cat O'mountain (USA) 16
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 3511-10
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 C Appleby M Barzalona 93 8/1
10 (10) 302010-
Black with white star, white epaulets, black sleeves, black cap Joshua Tree (IRE) 104
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 302010-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 16/1
11 (11) 582710-
White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap Limario (GER) 156
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 582710-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 D Watson P J Dobbs 40/1
12 (12) 00351-6
Dark blue, orange star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue, orange star cap Educate 37
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:M Guyon
  • Form: 00351-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 I Mohammed M Guyon 16/1
13 (13) 55/3-411
Blue, Yellow chevron, White sleeves, Blue cap Sanshaawes (SAF) 7
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 55/3-411
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/1
14 (14) 1/2471-8
Gold, maroon epaulets, gold cap, maroon star, maroon peak Surfer (USA) 30
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 1/2471-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 S Seemar R Mullen 79 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 4 Hunter's Light (IRE)
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

AFRICAN STORY won over a mile on this card last year before taking his place in the World Cup, where he ran very well to finish fifth. He couldn't peg back his stablemate Prince Bishop, who was given a superb ride by Kieren Fallon, when both returned to action a month ago and there's no guarantee he'll do so again. The pair can dominate with the vote just going to William Buick's mount. The globe-trotting Joshua Tree is having his first start since the Japan Cup and, though previously landing the Canadian International, he's better over further and was well beaten on his only start on Tapeta. After an easy opening victory here in January, where he was gaining his fifth all-weather victory in as many starts, Cat O'Mountain never really got going when beaten a long way behind Elleval last month but a wide draw didn't help and he's better than that.

Formwatch

Mutajare (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) 11th of 12, 6l behind Sanshaawes (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd.

Ottoman Empire (FR) 15-8fav (8-11) 4th of 6, 3l behind Samurai Sword (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp.

Zambucca (SAF) 50-1 (9-0) 3rd of 16, 5l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Elleval (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb beating Start Right (8-5) by nk, 16 ran.

Side Glance 20-1 (9-0) 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Akeed Mofeed (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.

Alexandra Palace (SAF) 6-1 (9-6) 3rd of 10, 2l behind Tha'ir (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Feb.

African Story 3-1fav (9-0) 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Joshua Tree (IRE) (8-13) last of 17, 11l behind Gentildonna (8-9) at Tokyo(JPN) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) fm in Nov.

Limario (GER) (9-0) last of 10, 16l behind Neatico (9-4) at Hoppegarten(GER) 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Educate 14-1 (9-0) 6th of 12, 4l behind Mujaarib (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jan.

Prince Bishop (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb beating African Story (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.

Sanshaawes (SAF) 5-2fav (9-1) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd beating Start Right (8-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Surfer (USA) 12-1 (9-0) 8th of 16, 8l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Cat O'mountain (USA) 11-10fav (9-6) 10th of 16, 5l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.