Dubai City Of Gold Sponsored By Emirates Skycargo (Group 2) (Turf) 1m 4f

  • (3yo+, 1m 4f, 15 runners)
  • Winner 523,853 2nd 198,147 3rd 98,435 4th 45,053 5th 22,709 6th 13,552
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:38:33
Full result
Result 15:35 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Excellent Result 9/1
2nd 8 Songcraft hd 9/1
3rd 4 Mount Athos nk 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 59546-6
Dark blue, gold epaulettes, dark blue sleeves, gold hoops, dark blue cap Model Pupil 7
  • T:A Mishref
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 59546-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 A Mishref R L Moore 100 33/1
2 (2) 1112-54
GREEN, Red epaulettes, Green sleeves, Green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 23
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 1112-54
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 M Halford S Foley 107 20/1
4 (4) 158239-
Grey, beige star, grey, beige stars sleeves, grey, beige stars cap Mount Athos (IRE) 90
  • T:M Botti
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 158239-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 M Botti J P Spencer 115 9/1
5 (5) 1714-41
Blue, Red cap Excellent Result (IRE) 30
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 1714-41
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 99 9/1
6 (6) 3374-13
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mujaarib (AUS) 16
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 3374-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 7/1
7 (7) 1239-13
White, red chevron, red, white hooped sleeves, red cap Sheikhzayedroad 23
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 1239-13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 D M Simcock Martin Lane 104 10/1
8 (8) 16275-1
Blue, White Cap Songcraft (IRE) 23
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 16275-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 p Saeed bin Suroor William Buick 106 9/1
9 (9) 1121-00
Royal blue, red disc, royal blue, red halved sleeves, blue cap Heavy Metal (SAF) 30
  • T:S Tarry
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 1121-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 S Tarry R Hughes 14/1
10 (10) 121215-
Blue Penglai Pavilion (USA) 153
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 121215-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 C Appleby M Barzalona 7/2f
11 (11) 7071-74
Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Ralston Road (IRE) 30
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 7071-74
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 S Seemar T P O'Shea 98 40/1
12 (12) 3-03422
Gold, black braces, black sleeves, gold, black star cap Start Right 7
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 3-03422
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 p S Seemar R Mullen 97 40/1
13 (13) 4412-10
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Interpret (USA) 30
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 4412-10
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M Al Muhairi R Ffrench 40/1
14 (14) 62765-4
maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Jamr 16
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 62765-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0v
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 v A Bin Harmash C Soumillon 77 16/1
15 (15) 33103-2
Red, green, white striped sleeves, white cap Meandre (FR) 23
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 33103-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 D Watson P J Dobbs 122 10/1
16 (16) 11427-0
red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 30
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 11427-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 D M Simcock L Dettori 117 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (3) 20242-2
Empoli (GER) 16
  • Nag Me
  • T:P Schiergen
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 20242-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 811 P Schiergen A De Vries WD
17 3-63002
Tanfeeth 7
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 3-63002
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 M Al Muhairi Reserve 1 94 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 6 Jakkalberry (IRE)
  • T:M Botti
  • J:R L Moore
7 9-0 M Botti R L Moore 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Meandre was conceding Empoli 7lb weight-for-age when beating him a neck in the Group 1 Prix Von Europa at Cologne in September and both have gone well here recently. But the former appeared to be beaten fair and square by Songcraft, though he was conceding 7lb and races off levels here. The latter's trainer is also represented by Excellent Result, who has been in fine form. His latest success came over 1m6f so Kieren Fallon, who is substituting for the suspended Silvestre De Sousa, will ensure a strong gallop. Battle Of Marengo, a close fourth in the Derby for Aidan O'Brien, has transferred to UAE champion trainer Ernst Oertel but finished tailed off last on his debut on Tapeta last month. He'll leave that form well behind now acclimatised while Mujaarib will be approaching his best and showed when staying on strongly over 1m2f last time that this is his trip. PENGLAI PAVILION has more scope than many of these and won a Listed contest for Andre Fabre in September. He was entered for the Arc and though only fifth behind Treve he caught the eye with a cracking effort, finishing very strongly after being badly impeded. He's handed the vote to make a winning start here.

Formwatch

Empoli (GER) 10-1 (9-0) 2nd of 13, nk behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.

Tanfeeth 16-1 (8-8) 2nd of 6, 2l behind Samurai Sword (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp.

Model Pupil 25-1 (9-2) 6th of 12, 9l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.

Dabadiyan (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.

Mujaarib (AUS) 6-4fav (9-4) 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.

Sheikhzayedroad 4-1 (9-3) 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.

Heavy Metal (SAF) 8-1 (9-0) 10th of 16, 11l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Penglai Pavilion (USA) 40-1 (8-11) 5th of 17, 9l behind Treve (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.

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.

Start Right 11-1 (8-11) 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Sanshaawes (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp gd.

Interpret (USA) 33-1 (9-0) 14th of 16, 20l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Jamr 16-1 (9-0) 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Tasaday (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f Listed stks gd in Feb.

Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) last of 16, 38l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Feb.

Excellent Result (IRE) 7-2 (8-6) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp gd in Feb beating Star Empire (9-6) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Songcraft (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb beating Meandre (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Mount Athos (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) 9th of 12, 11l behind Dominant (9-0) at Sha Tin(HK) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Dec.

Meandre (FR) 10-1 (9-6) 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Songcraft (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gd in Feb.