GN Focus Handicap (Turf) 1m 4f

  • (3yo+, 1m 4f, 14 runners)
  • Winner 230,490 2nd 87,186 3rd 43,312 4th 19,820 5th 9,994 6th 5,964
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:05:44
Full result
Result 15:05 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Certerach 10/1
2nd 6 Topclas ½ 16/1
3rd 9 Tanfeeth ¾ 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 331421-
Cerise, dark blue spots, cerise sleeves, dark blue cap Bank Of Burden (USA) 119
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 331421-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 t N Petersen P A Graberg 25/1
2 (6) 21422-5
Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Jutland 13
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 21422-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 D Watson P J Dobbs 12/1
3 (10) 53734-7
YELLOW, black epaulettes, yellow cap Dormello (IRE) 14
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 53734-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 D Selvaratnam James Doyle 10/1
4 (7) 532850-
Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 81
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 532850-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 M Halford S Foley 10/1
5 (8) 124/711-
Grey, orange star, grey, orange stars sleeves, orange cap Thecornishcockney 329
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:B Doyle
  • Form: 124/711-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 p J Ryan B Doyle 16/1
6 (12) 2/08294-
Dark green, dark green sleeves, red, dark green diamond cap Topclas (FR) 312
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 2/08294-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4vt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 vt A Bin Harmash A De Vries 16/1
7 (9) 46/407-9
maroon, White sash, White sleeves, White cap Submariner (USA) 14
  • T:A bin Huzaim
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 46/407-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 129 9-3 A bin Huzaim Dane O'Neill 33/1
8 (11) 113648/
Dark green, dark green sleeves, white cap Genius Beast (USA) 866
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:Ahmed Ajtebi
  • Form: 113648/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 C Appleby Ahmed Ajtebi 14/1
9 (4) 46323-6
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Tanfeeth 13
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 46323-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 t M Al Muhairi P Hanagan 14/1
10 (1) 61/2203-
Blue, White Cap Handsome Man (IRE) 145
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 61/2203-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 p1 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 6/1
11 (14) 4/91714-
Blue Excellent Result (IRE) 103
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 4/91714-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 10/3f
12 (2) 42/601-1
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Inthar (USA) 18
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 42/601-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 122 8-10 S Seemar R Mullen 12/1
13 (5) 435246/
maroon, White sash, White sleeves, Black cap Jedi 714
  • T:A bin Huzaim
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 435246/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 122 8-10 A bin Huzaim T P O'Shea 33/1
14 (13) 35211/
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Restraint of Trade (IRE) 446
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 35211/
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 C Appleby M Barzalona 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Topclas was a bit in and out here last year but his best form puts him right in the picture and his stable is going well. Jutland is well up to this at his best but Thecornishcockney has done his winning over much further. Restraint Of Trade looked very promising when completing a double in the autumn of 2012 and his stablemate Genius Beast won the 2011 Classic Trial at Sandown though hasn't been seen since the St Leger of that year. Godolphin's EXCELLENT RESULT won a lucrative heritage handicap at Ascot in September and may have found the trip too short on his only subsequent start at York. He's handed the vote though Kieren Fallon has ridden his stable companion Handsome Man to victory in the UK so his booking catches the eye.

Formwatch

Bank Of Burden (USA) (9-6) won at Jagersro(SWE) 1m 4f 3yo Listed stks (1) in Sep, 9 ran.

Jutland 9-2 (9-2) 5th of 8, 7l behind Interpret (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m 2f 3yo Listed stks.

Dormello (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) 7th of 16, 5l behind Anaerobio (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp std.

Thecornishcockney 6-4fav (10-2) Steadied start, held up, headway over 2f out, led going well over 1f out, not extended, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Tartan Jura (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.

Submariner (USA) 28-1 (9-6) 9th of 10, 9l behind Busker (8-10) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp.

Genius Beast (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in 4th, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 34l behind Masked Marvel (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep '11.

Handsome Man (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Bumped start, in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sun Central (9-11) at Chester 1m 5f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Aug.

Inthar (USA) (8-9) won at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gf, 12 ran.

Jedi 18-1 (8-8) 6th of 9, 19l behind Songcraft (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f hcp gf in Feb '12.

Restraint of Trade (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Disputed lead, led 4f out, pressed over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 2yo stks (3) sft in Nov '12 beating Cap O'Rushes (9-0) by 1/2l, 3 ran.

Certerach (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, some headway early straight, no impression from 1f out and kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 9l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.

Topclas (FR) (8-13) 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Jutland (8-13) at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f Grp 3 gf in Mar.

Tanfeeth 9-1 (9-0) 6th of 8, 11l behind Interpret (9-0) at Jebel Ali(UAE) 1m 2f 3yo Listed stks.

Excellent Result (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, soon headed, rallied and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct.