Longines Prima Luna Maiden Stakes 1m 3f

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f, 11 runners)
  • Winner 37,185 2nd 14,063 3rd 6,986 4th 3,198 5th 1,611 6th 961
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 14:35:13
Full result
Result 14:35 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Ghost Army 7/1
2nd 2 Earth Tour hd 14/1
3rd 12 Sooth Al Ssalam 2 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 36/70-43
Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Covert Desire 28
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 36/70-43
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 t I Mohammed T P O'Shea 81 9/2
2 (12) 86539/6-
maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Earth Tour 86
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:M M Monaghan
  • Form: 86539/6-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 pt S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 14/1
3 (2) 052-020
Maroon, White sash and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Fa'iz (IRE) 14
  • T:E Charpy
  • J:Noel Garbutt
  • Form: 052-020
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0pt
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 pt E Charpy Noel Garbutt (7) 81 14/1
4 (7) 46285-9
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Ghost Army (IRE) 22
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 46285-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 A Bin Harmash A De Vries 7/1
5 (8) 957-456
Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves, Red cap Lake Hawk (IRE) 8
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:S Al Mazrooei
  • Form: 957-456
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 20/1
6 (10) 892-009
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mutayaser 22
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 892-009
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A Al Raihe P Hanagan 75 16/1
7 (9) 0/
Cerise, orange sleeves, orange cap Serjaan 442
  • T:A M Al Tamimi
  • J:Manuel Chaves
  • Form: 0/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A M Al Tamimi Manuel Chaves 50/1
8 (6) 73/
Maroon, White star and sleeves, white cap Tadmir (USA) 501
  • T:E Charpy
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 73/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 E Charpy P Cosgrave 7/1
10 (3) 5/4835-6
Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, emerald green cap Court Politics 8
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 5/4835-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 10/1
11 (11) 27-
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Murasil (USA) 122
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:Harry Bentley
  • Form: 27-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 t I Mohammed Harry Bentley 5/2f
12 (1) 30563-5
Red and emerald green halved horizontally, black hoop, red and emerald green halved sleeves, black armlets, red cap Sooth Al Ssalam (USA) 28
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 30563-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 b S Seemar R Mullen 11/4

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 (5) 0-7
Tailoring (IRE) 28
  • Nag Me
  • T:E Charpy
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 0-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 p E Charpy Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

Ghost Army hails from an in-form yard and was favourite for a Listed contest in France last year but he failed to fire on his reappearance at Jebel Ali. Like most of these, Covert Desire has become disappointing but wasn't beaten far in a similar race last month though Fa'Iz, who finished just in front of him, has been well beaten subsequently. Sooth Al Saalam finished behind the pair of them but got no sort of run and can reverse the form. MURASIL made a fair debut at Kempton for Godolphin in October but flopped when fancied there a couple of weeks later. He's obviously got some ability which may be enough for his new trainer to exploit and is given the nod.

Formwatch

Tailoring (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) 7th of 16, 5l behind Exploratory (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f mdn stks in Jan.

Covert Desire 7-2 (9-0) 3rd of 16, 2l behind Exploratory (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f mdn stks in Jan.

Fa'iz (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) 13th of 14, 13l behind Mutual Force (8-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp.

Lake Hawk (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) 6th of 9, 17l behind Returning Hero (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m mdn stks.

Serjaan 14-1 (9-0) 14th of 15, 38l behind Momaris (9-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f mdn stks in Nov '12.

Tadmir (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Started slowly, towards rear, good headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, every chance and stayed on inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Homeric (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '12.

Court Politics 9-1 (8-4) 6th of 12, 19l behind Art Wave (8-6) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp.

Murasil (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 13, 14l behind Okavango (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.

Ghost Army (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) 9th of 15, 13l behind Damar (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f mdn stks in Jan.

Earth Tour 6-1 (9-0) 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Bravo Ragazzo (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f mdn stks in Nov.

Sooth Al Ssalam (USA) 3-1fav (8-13) 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Exploratory (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f mdn stks in Jan.

Mutayaser 12-1 (8-9) 9th of 16, 16l behind Firstknight (9-2) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f hcp in Jan.