Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored By Jaguar XJ (Group 3) (AWT) 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, 14 runners)
  • Winner 467,929 2nd 144,892 3rd 72,446 4th 36,113 5th 6,000
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 17:05:11
Full result
Result 17:05 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Mental 7/2
2nd 1 Kavanagh 1 22/1
3rd 3 Krypton Factor ¾ 5/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 2147-50
Black, black sleeves, red cap Kavanagh (SAF) 14
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 2147-50
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 22/1
2 (2) 71101-7
White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 21
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 71101-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 104 16/1
3 (3) 121156-
Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Krypton Factor 236
  • T:F Nass
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 121156-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 b F Nass K Fallon 83 5/2f
4 (4) 301-504
royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Alazeyab (USA) 6
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 301-504
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0vt
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 vt A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 103 40/1
5 (5) 447004-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, white cap Global City (IRE) 92
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 447004-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 102 25/1
6 (6) 005121-
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Mental (AUS) 96
  • T:M Al Zarooni
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 005121-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 7/2
7 (7) 2211-02
Red, white sleeves, white, red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 21
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:C O'Donoghue
  • Form: 2211-02
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 E Lynam C O'Donoghue 101 10/1
9 (9) 44319-8
White, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 21
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 44319-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 T D Barron J P Spencer 104 10/1
10 (10) 52111-3
red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Ganas (IRE) 21
  • T:E Oertel
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 52111-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 E Oertel T P O'Shea 85 8/1
11 (11) 70406-0
ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Es Que Love (IRE) 28
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Adrian Nicholls
  • Form: 70406-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 85 33/1
12 (12) 7721-21
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tamaathul 28
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 7721-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 103 9/2
14 (14) 3203-06
White, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Govinda (USA) 21
  • T:Mme V Sandrup
  • J:T E Durcan
  • Form: 3203-06
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 Mme V Sandrup T E Durcan 33/1
15 872-694
White, white, black stars sleeves, white cap Iver Bridge Lad 14
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 872-694
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 J Ryan Reserve 1 101 25/1
16 0/0183-3
Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Dubawi Sound 14
  • T:D H Brown
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 0/0183-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 t D H Brown Jack Doyle 101 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (8) 4051-2U
Whaileyy (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Botti
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 4051-2U
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 b M Botti J Doyle 105 NR
13 (13) 31431-0
The Reaper (IRE) 28
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:G Carroll
  • Form: 31431-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 b G M Lyons G Carroll 105 NR
17 174/2-00
Stonefield Flyer 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 174/2-00
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 b1 K Dalgleish Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

Krypton Factor was one of the stars of last year's Carnival winning four times under Kieren Fallon including the Group 1 Golden Shaheen, his target again this season. He hasn't been seen since finishing a close sixth to Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee at Ascot in June and though he's the stand-out performer on this surface he could just need the run. MENTAL is yet another brilliant Australian sprinter who was last seen winning a Grade 1 at Flemington in November. That could just give him the edge and he's handed the vote. Tamaathul has been showing fine form on Turf though these speed merchants may have just too much pace for him and though Ganas has been in cracking form he couldn't quite handle the step up in grade last time and these are even classier rivals. Hitchens held a verdict over Krypton Factor last year and though he was behind him later his overall form puts him in the picture and he'll be much better for his recent run.