Gulf News Tabloid Handicap 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, 14 runners)
  • Winner 230,490 2nd 87,186 3rd 43,312 4th 19,820 5th 9,994 6th 5,964
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 14:30:28
Full result
Result 14:30 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Jamesie 8/1
2nd 2 Merhee 1 4/1f
3rd 5 Masamah nk 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (13) 632218-
Black, gold cross, black sleeves, black, gold stripe cap Intransigent 110
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 632218-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 A M Balding J P Spencer 15/2
2 (2) 015312-
Yellow, Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap Merhee (AUS) 201
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 015312-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 4/1f
3 (6) 78488-0
Black, blue striped, black, blue stars sleeves, blue, black checked cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 14
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 78488-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 14/1
4 (14) 43082-9
White, large Royal Blue spots and sleeves, striped cap Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 14
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 43082-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 20/1
5 (9) 842782-
Grey, beige star, grey, beige stars sleeves, grey, beige stars cap Masamah (IRE) 28
  • T:M Botti
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 842782-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 p M Botti Martin Harley 7/1
6 (11) 55429-8
Light green, brown braces, light green, brown armlets sleeves, white cap Racy 14
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 55429-8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 129 9-3 B Ellison Freddie Tylicki 14/1
7 (12) 03111-
White, white, red stripe sleeves, green cap Alraihjan (UNR) 33
  • T:B Al Shaibani
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 03111-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 B Al Shaibani M Barzalona 6/1
8 (3) 79022-7
Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Jamesie (IRE) 14
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 79022-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 D Marnane F Lynch 8/1
9 (10) 46564-8
Dark blue, yellow star, dark blue, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue, yellow striped cap Lui Rei (ITY) 14
  • T:F Nass
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 46564-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 v F Nass L Morris 12/1
10 (5) 327/330-
Black, yellow, black halved sleeves, yellow, black star cap Master Of War 111
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 327/330-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 14/1
11 (8) 6/3433-1
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Mujaazef 13
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 6/3433-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 t A Al Raihe P Hanagan 10/1
12 (4) 41121-0
Dark Blue and cerise diamonds, grey sleeves, Dark blue and cerise quartered cap, grey peak Proud Possibility (USA) 14
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 41121-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 t N Petersen William Buick 33/1
13 (7) 88030-0
White, green epaulettes, white, green seams sleeves, green, white star cap Red Dubawi (IRE) 14
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 88030-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 p1 D Marnane P J Dobbs 33/1
14 (1) 488242-
Maroon, White sash and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Spirit Of Battle (USA) 307
  • T:A bin Huzaim
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 488242-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 b A bin Huzaim T P O'Shea 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
15 2/0394-0
Muraweg (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:F Nass
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 2/0394-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 92 v F Nass Reserve 1 NR
16 112028/
Conveyance (USA) 1034
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 112028/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 91 t S Seemar Reserve 2 NR
17 130/1-33
Chasing Halos (USA) 5
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 130/1-33
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 M Al Muhairi Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

Mujaazef has run well here in the past but all six of his all-weather victories have come on Jebel Ali's Dirt track. Intransigent has won three times on Polytrack but has climbed the weights and may just need his first start on Tapeta. Merhee progressed from handicaps to land a pair of Group 2's in South Africa last year and has to be a threat to all despite a long absence. Jamesie has never won on the all-weather though he went close at Dundalk in October and had a run round here two weeks ago. Spirit Of Battle has run well here several times but has a long absence to overcome so this could rest between Masamah and RACY, who fought out a close finish in a tough Ascot handicap last summer with the latter's recent pipe-opener on the track possibly giving him the edge. Alraihjan has gained three easy victories in Saudi Arabia recently and Mikael Barzelona is an intriguing booking.

Formwatch

Muraweg (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) last of 14, 16l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Conveyance (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Quickly away, led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Skysurfers (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1) in Mar '11.

Chasing Halos (USA) 6-1 (9-5) 3rd of 14, 4l behind Roicead (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 6f hcp std.

Intransigent 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, lost place 1f out, no extra, 8th of 15, 8l behind Tropics (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Arnold Lane (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) 13th of 16, 10l behind Anaerobio (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp std.

Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) 9th of 14, 6l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Racy 10-1 (9-2) 8th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Ahtoug (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp std.

Alraihjan (UNR) (9-1) won at King Abdul Aziz Racecourse(SDA) 6f 3yo stks in Dec, 9 ran.

Lui Rei (ITY) 20-1 (9-3) 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Master Of War 20-1 (9-6) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden to lead this trio over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 17, 10l behind Intibaah (9-4) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.

Proud Possibility (USA) 20-1 (9-2) 12th of 14, 9l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Red Dubawi (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) 14th of 15, 14l behind Ahtoug (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 5f hcp std.

Spirit Of Battle (USA) 11-2 (9-0) 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Forjatt (9-3) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 7f stks (3yo+) in Mar.

Jamesie (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) 7th of 14, 4l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Merhee (AUS) (9-6) 2nd of 13, 1l behind November Rain (8-7) at Greyville(SAF) 5f hcp in Jul.

Masamah (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader and keen, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Ballista (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (3yo+) (2) pol in Dec.

Mujaazef 4-1 (8-10) won at Jebel Ali(UAE) 6f hcp beating Spin Cycle (8-9) by nk, 6 ran.