Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors (Group 2) (Turf) 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner 2,095,405 2nd 792,595 3rd 393,735 4th 180,205 5th 90,835 6th 54,209
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 13:46:08
Full result
Result 13:45 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 14 Certerach 33/1
2nd 7 Cavalryman nk 7/4f
3rd 2 Star Empire 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 112-545
GREEN, Red epaulettes, Green sleeves, Green cap Dabadiyan (IRE) 21
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 112-545
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 M Halford S Foley 107 12/1
2 (2) 135-322
Yellow, red chevron, yellow sleeves, red cap Star Empire (SAF) 28
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 135-322
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 M F De Kock C Soumillon 14/1
3 (3) 2/41136-
Dark Blue, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 195
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 2/41136-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 116 7/1
4 (4) 2063-57
Blue, white, orange hooped sleeves, blue cap Moment In Time (IRE) 28
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 2063-57
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 108 20/1
5 (5) 071-740
Black, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow, red star cap Ralston Road (IRE) 21
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 071-740
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 S Seemar T P O'Shea 98 40/1
6 (6) 6275-12
Blue, White Cap Songcraft (IRE) 21
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 6275-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 p Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 106 12/1
7 (7) 31536-1
Blue Cavalryman 28
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 31536-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 109 7/4f
8 (8) 02010-6
Black with white star, white epaulets, black sleeves, black cap Joshua Tree (IRE) 21
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 02010-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 116 9/1
9 (9) 12630-1
Yellow, green seams, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Seismos (IRE) 34
  • T:Andreas Wohler
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 12630-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 Andreas Wohler Andrea Atzeni 25/1
10 (10) 765-481
maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Jamr 13
  • T:A Bin Harmash
  • J:A De Vries
  • Form: 765-481
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 A Bin Harmash A De Vries 77 40/1
11 (11) 78035-0
Yellow, red chevrons, yellow, red chevrons sleeves, yellow, red hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 28
  • T:J M Oxx
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 78035-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 112 25/1
12 (12) 11974-1
White, grey striped, white sleeves, grey cap Now We Can 25
  • T:N Clement
  • J:T Thulliez
  • Form: 11974-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 N Clement T Thulliez 12/1
13 (13) 239-136
White, red chevron, red, white hooped sleeves, red cap Sheikhzayedroad 21
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 239-136
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 D M Simcock Martin Lane 104 16/1
14 (14) 850-133
Green, black chevrons, green sleeves, green, black hooped cap Certerach (IRE) 28
  • T:M Halford
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 850-133
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M Halford J P Spencer 106 33/1
15 (15) 23405-5
Purple, orange seams, purple, orange seams sleeves, purple, orange star cap Simenon (IRE) 28
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 23405-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 W P Mullins P J Smullen 115 15/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 3 Cavalryman
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
7 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

Several of these ran in the main trial a month ago when CAVALRYMAN, who won this in impressive fashion a year ago, easily beat Star Empire with Certerach in third and Simenon, Moment In Time and Saddler's Rock all behind. There's an extra two furlongs to travel here which will suit Simenon while Moment In Time has always looked as though she would stay the trip though it's difficult to get away from the winner. Ernest Hemingway ran a shocker when long odds-on for the Irish St Leger on his latest start and will need to do much better than that but the dual Woodbine Group 1 winner Joshua Tree has no problems staying and will be all the better for his recent run over a trip much too short. Germany's Seismos, not far behind Joshua Tree at Woodbine last year, looks best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Dabadiyan (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) 5th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Excellent Result (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 std.

Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, improved to challenge 3f out, ridden in 2nd and no impression winner 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd 1f out and no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 12l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-8) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.

Ralston Road (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) 11th of 15, 5l behind Excellent Result (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 std.

Songcraft (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) 2nd of 15, hd behind Excellent Result (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 std.

Joshua Tree (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1).

Seismos (IRE) (9-4) won at Neuss(GER) 1m 1f hcp fbs in Feb, 0 ran.

Jamr (8-13) won at Abu Dhabi(UAE) 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf beating Mushreq (8-13) by ns, 12 ran.

Saddler's Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) 11th of 12, 20l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.

Now We Can (9-4) won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 1f 4yo stk beating Mortga (8-11) by shd, 7 ran.

Sheikhzayedroad 10-1 (9-0) 6th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Excellent Result (8-11) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 std.

Simenon (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) 5th of 12, 9l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.

Certerach (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) 3rd of 12, 7l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.

Cavalryman 3-1fav (9-2) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd beating Star Empire (9-2) by 6l, 12 ran.

Star Empire (SAF) 6-1 (9-2) 2nd of 12, 6l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.

Moment In Time (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 7th of 12, 10l behind Cavalryman (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f Grp 3 gd.