Gulf News Classifieds Handicap 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, 16 runners)
  • Winner 251,444 2nd 95,108 3rd 47,247 4th 21,623 5th 10,901 6th 6,507
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:40:14
Full result
Result 15:40 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 15 Alexandra Palace 7/1
2nd 10 Free Wheeling ½ 7/1
3rd 1 Capital Attraction nk 25/1
4th 12 Disa Leader 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 13820-0
red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 14
  • T:Ernst Oertel
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 13820-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 Ernst Oertel T P O'Shea 25/1
2 (16) 153921-
Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red cap Sommerabend 40
  • T:M Rulec
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 153921-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 M Rulec A De Vries 14/1
3 (3) 347324-
Green, white diabolo, black sleeves, white cap Chil The Kite 104
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 347324-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 H Morrison G Baker 12/1
4 (4) 052512-
Grey, green inverted triangle, green sleeves, green cap Solar Deity (IRE) 40
  • T:M Botti
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 052512-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 M Botti Martin Harley 5/1f
5 (6) 116633-
Dark blue body, Emerald green diamond, white arms, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap Spoil The Fun (FR) 104
  • T:C Ferland
  • J:J Auge
  • Form: 116633-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 t1 C Ferland J Auge 22/1
6 (9) 13005-9
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Barbecue Eddie (USA) 14
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 13005-9
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 128 9-2 b D Watson P Hanagan 20/1
7 (14) 253024-
White, yellow diamonds, yellow sleeves, white, yellow quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 111
  • T:T collins
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 253024-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 T collins G F Carroll 14/1
8 (13) 046711-
dark Blue, Pink diamond hoop, pink sleeves, white diamonds, white cap, pink diamonds Silver Ocean (USA) 130
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 046711-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 N Petersen L Dettori 20/1
9 (10) 9124-95
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Derbaas (USA) 7
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 9124-95
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 t A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 16/1
10 (5) 32454-6
Maroon, White star and sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Free Wheeling (AUS) 14
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 32454-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 t Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 7/1
11 (12) 22111-0
Blue, blue, light blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Ocean Tempest 14
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:B Doyle
  • Form: 22111-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 J Ryan B Doyle 20/1
12 (7) 0/7434-9
White, red, royal blue, yellow & emerald green hoops, white sleeves, white cap Disa Leader (SAF) 14
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:Johnny Geroudis
  • Form: 0/7434-9
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 126 9-0 M F De Kock Johnny Geroudis 16/1
13 (1) 00222-3
Black, pink triple diamonds, pink sleeves, black cap Bertiewhittle 14
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 00222-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 125 8-13 T D Barron J P Spencer 7/1
14 (2) 16161-4
White, white, dark blue spots sleeves, white, dark blue star cap Mont Ras (IRE) 14
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 16161-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 D O'Meara William Buick 7/1
15 (15) 21/190-
White, green, purple striped sleeves, green, purple striped cap Alexandra Palace (SAF) 299
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 21/190-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 M F De Kock C Soumillon 7/1
16 (11) 111/556-
Gold, black braces, gold sleeves, gold, black star cap Not A Given (USA) 336
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 111/556-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 122 8-10 C Appleby M Barzalona 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
17 717983-
Banna Boirche (IRE) 158
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Halford
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 717983-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 810 M Halford Reserve 1 NR
18 6/1153-1
Busker (USA) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 6/1153-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 810 t A Bin Harmash Reserve 2 NR
19 3100/7-5
Maraheb 14
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 3100/7-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10vt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 810 vt A Al Raihe Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

Frankie Dettori has his first ride of this year's Carnival on board the Scandanavian-trained Silver Ocean, who had three unsuccessful runs here last year. Barbecue Eddie completed a brilliant four-timer with a Group 2 victory a year ago and has been competing at a much higher level than this subsequently, a remark that also applies to Capital Attraction, who won a similar race to this a year ago. The Germany-based Sommerabend won a Deauville Listed contest last month and has performed well at a high level while Marco Botti's Solar Deity has won six times on Polytrack and the Irish-trained Captain Joy four times on the same surface. Alexandra Palace has won at Listed level in South Africa but the race won by Fulbright here two weeks ago looks the best trial and BERTIEWHITTLE, who finished just in front of Mont Ras and Free Wheeling, is taken to confirm the form and land this for David Barron and Jamie Spencer.

Formwatch

Banna Boirche (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outer 2f out, 4th under 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Saxo Jack (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.

Busker (USA) 12-1 (8-10) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp beating Layali Al Andalus (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Maraheb 25-1 (9-2) 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Sommerabend 10-1 (9-1) won at Deauville(FR) 7f Listed stks fbs in Dec beating Silas Marner (9-4) by shd, 16 ran.

Chil The Kite (9-6) 4th of 10, 7l behind Cape Peron (8-13) at Chantilly(FR) 1m Listed stks sft in Oct.

Spoil The Fun (FR) (9-6) 3rd of 10, 5l behind Cape Peron (8-13) at Chantilly(FR) 1m Listed stks sft in Oct.

Barbecue Eddie (USA) 20-1 (9-0) 9th of 10, 10l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1).

Captain Joy (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Soon raced in 5th, keen hold early, 4th from 5f out, no impression in 3rd from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Parish Hall (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol in Oct.

Silver Ocean (USA) (9-4) won at Taby(SWE) 1m 3yo Listed stks (1) in Sep, 7 ran.

Derbaas (USA) 16-1 (9-6) 5th of 16, 1l behind Zain Shamardal (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m hcp.

Ocean Tempest 12-1 (9-6) 11th of 14, 8l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Bertiewhittle 13-2 (9-4) 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Mont Ras (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) 4th of 14, 3l behind Fulbright (9-4) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp.

Not A Given (USA) 7-1 (9-2) 6th of 8, 12l behind Con Artist (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp in Feb.

Alexandra Palace (SAF) 16-1 (9-2) Nothing to come, 13th of 16, 22l behind Love Struck (9-2) at Turffontein(SAF) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 1 gd in Mar.

Free Wheeling (AUS) 14-1 (9-1) 6th of 16, 5l behind Anaerobio (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp std.

Capital Attraction (USA) 12-1 (9-0) last of 10, 12l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1).

Disa Leader (SAF) 18-1 (9-2) 9th of 16, 6l behind Anaerobio (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp std.

Solar Deity (IRE) 15-8fav (9-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, closed on winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind Marshgate Lane (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.