UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors (Group 3) (AWT) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, 8 runners)
  • Winner 584,911 2nd 181,112 3rd 90,559 4th 45,139 5th 7,498
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:55:19
Full result
Result 15:55 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Soft Falling Rain 8/11f
2nd 3 Snowboarder 16/1
3rd 5 Zahee ¾ 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 5331-65
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Filfil (USA) 7
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:Ahmed Ajtebi
  • Form: 5331-65
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 79 50/1
2 (2) 214144-
Red, blue quartered, orange sleeves, orange, blue quartered cap Deauville Prince (FR) 124
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 214144-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 20/1
3 (3) 12121-3
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Snowboarder (USA) 28
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 12121-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 M Al Zarooni S De Sousa 94 16/1
4 (4) 1234-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Fortify 103
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 1234-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 t1 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 7/2
5 (5) 21511-4
Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Zahee (NZ) 28
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 21511-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 M F De Kock C Soumillon 12/1
6 (6) 36121-9
Black, white stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Pure Excellence 7
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Adrian Nicholls
  • Form: 36121-9
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 117 8-5 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 85 50/1
7 (7) 13911-5
pink, emerald green chevron, pink and emerald green halved sleeves, quartered cap Glass Office 28
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 13911-5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
3 121 8-9 D M Simcock J P Spencer 93 5/1
8 (8) 1111-1
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 28
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 1111-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 M F De Kock P Hanagan 8/11f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Kinglet (USA)
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:M Barzalona
3 8-9 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

SOFT FALLING RAIN was carrying a Group 1 penalty when easily landing the trial over 7f and will be difficult to beat. His SP will no doubt reflect that however, and though he won with plenty in hand the runner-up has let the form down subsequently. Those who ran behind him don't appear to have much of a chance of reversing the form but Glass Office is much better than he showed and can get closer. He didn't get the clearest of runs and with that under his belt Dave Simcock's triple Polytrack winner looks a big threat. Tom Dascombe's Deauville Prince, who won a Listed contest at Ripon in August, has a bit to find but could earn some lucrative place money while Fortify, who has been competing in Grade 1 company in the USA, is a bit of an unknown quantity for Godolphin.