Longines Master Collection Handicap 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, 10 runners)
  • Winner 42,907 2nd 16,228 3rd 8,062 4th 3,691 5th 1,860 6th 1,113
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:10:17
Full result
Result 15:10 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Genius Step 6/5f
2nd 2 Forevertheoptimist 5/1
3rd 8 Daar Rashid ¾ 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 00171-0
black, white star, white epaulettes Latkhaf (USA) 14
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 00171-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 137 9-11 A Al Raihe R Ffrench 14/1
2 (2) 1478-44
Black, yellow epaulettes, yellow, black striped sleeves, black, yellow star cap Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 28
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 1478-44
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 134 9-8 D Watson P J Dobbs 5/1
3 (9) 3160/31-
Dark blue, large yellow spots, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap Genius Step (IRE) 72
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 3160/31-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 134 9-8 S Seemar R Mullen 6/5f
4 (7) 09/0090-
Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Shabora (IRE) 72
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:Thomas Brown
  • Form: 09/0090-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 D Selvaratnam Thomas Brown 33/1
5 (8) 43244-8
Blue, blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Bravo Youmzain (IRE) 22
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:S Al Mazrooei
  • Form: 43244-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 A Al Raihe S Al Mazrooei (7) 14/1
6 (3) 19/97-03
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Glenleven (USA) 14
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:M M Monaghan
  • Form: 19/97-03
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 t S Seemar M M Monaghan (5) 11/2
7 (10) 13344-0
White, gold hoop, white, gold hoop sleeves, white, gold hoop cap Levi Draper 15
  • T:Ms B Deutrom
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 13344-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 h Ms B Deutrom T P O'Shea 20/1
8 (4) 7334-01
Blue, red epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, red striped cap Daar Rashid (USA) 22
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:Noel Garbutt
  • Form: 7334-01
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 v M Al Muhairi Noel Garbutt (7) 15/2
9 (1) 2252-35
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, Pink cap, Emerald Green hoop Surge Ahead (IRE) 22
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 2252-35
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 A Al Raihe S De Sousa 7/1
10 (6) 1260-90
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, white cap Dream Cast (IRE) 22
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:W Smith
  • Form: 1260-90
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 t1 M Al Muhairi W Smith 25/1

In depth

Verdict

It wasn't much of a race that GENIUS STEP won here in December but neither is this and the former Godolphin winner was having only his sixth start. He can improve again and complete the double. Daar Rashid gained his first ever success on Jebel Ali's Dirt surface last month when Surge Ahead was behind but hasn't shown much when tackling Tapeta in the past. Forevertheoptimist was behind the selection in December and hasn't run badly in handicaps subsequently. Levi Draper won four times for James Fanshawe and had his first start for new connections at the brand new racecourse at Al Ain a fortnight ago.

Formwatch

Latkhaf (USA) 14-1 (8-6) last of 15, 39l behind Mundahesh (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp fm.

Shabora (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) last of 10, 17l behind Genius Step (8-8) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp (2yo+) in Dec.

Bravo Youmzain (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) 8th of 15, 12l behind Damar (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f mdn stks in Jan.

Glenleven (USA) 16-1 (8-9) 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Al Razi (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp.

Levi Draper (9-0) 11th of 12, 27l behind Need To Know (9-1) at Al Ain(UAE) 1m hcp in Jan.

Dream Cast (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) 12th of 14, 13l behind Daar Rashid (8-7) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f hcp in Jan.

Genius Step (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) won at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp (2yo+) in Dec beating Innocuous (9-8) by ns, 10 ran.

Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Mundahesh (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Jan.

Daar Rashid (USA) 14-1 (8-7) won at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f hcp in Jan beating Albayan (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.

Surge Ahead (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) 5th of 14, 6l behind Daar Rashid (8-7) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f hcp in Jan.