Dubal Excellence Trophy Handicap (Turf) 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, 12 runners)
  • Winner 366,689 2nd 138,701 3rd 68,900 4th 31,534 5th 15,898 6th 9,486
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:42:16
Full result
Result 15:40 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Medicean Man 14/1
2nd 13 Russian Soul ¾ 9/2
3rd 7 Bear Behind ½ 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 3136/11-
royal Blue, white diamond  hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap Shea Shea (SAF) 278
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:C Soumillon
  • Form: 3136/11-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 M F De Kock C Soumillon 15/8f
2 (6) 090647-
Purple, yellow hooped, purple, yellow hooped sleeves, purple, yellow hooped cap Humidor (IRE) 116
  • T:George Baker
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 090647-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 t George Baker J Doyle 14/1
3 (15) 3426-63
Red, white stripe,black seams,white diamonds on sleeves, black cap Inxile (IRE) 14
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Adrian Nicholls
  • Form: 3426-63
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 120 8-8 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 8/1
4 (1) 534080-
Dark blue, grey star, dark blue, grey hooped sleeves, dark blue, grey hooped cap Medicean Man 103
  • T:J Gask
  • J:Harry Bentley
  • Form: 534080-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 120 8-8 p J Gask Harry Bentley 14/1
6 (9) 418/02-2
Lime green, lime green sleeves, lime green cap Temple Meads 21
  • T:D H Brown
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 418/02-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 v D H Brown R Mullen 9/2
7 (4) 60/D20-3
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, Bear Behind (IRE) 21
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 60/D20-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 117 8-5 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 8/1
8 (2) 211121-
Red, black & white checked stripe, red sleeves, red cap Beat Baby (IRE) 144
  • T:N Petersen
  • J:P A Graberg
  • Form: 211121-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 117 8-5 t1 N Petersen P A Graberg 25/1
11 (10) 08176-0
Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap Desert Law (IRE) 21
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 08176-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 117 8-5 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 16/1
12 (5) 04975-9
Maroon, maroon, grey checked sleeves, maroon, grey checked cap Pabusar 21
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:Hayley Turner
  • Form: 04975-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-5b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 117 8-5 b1 J A Osborne Hayley Turner 25/1
13 (11) 14122-2
DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 14
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 14122-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-5p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 117 8-5 p M Halford S Foley 9/2
14 (13) 181343-
Yellow, Black epaulets, black seams Sholaan (IRE) 124
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 181343-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-5v1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 117 8-5 v1 D Selvaratnam T P O'Shea 14/1
15 (14) 2174/2-0
royal Blue, red chevrons, red sleeves, royal blue halves, royal blue cap Stonefield Flyer 14
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 2174/2-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 117 8-5 K Dalgleish R Ffrench 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (7) 22656-1
Fityaan 21
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:M Al Muhairi
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 22656-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 87 M Al Muhairi P Hanagan NR
9 (8) 0100-07
Cheviot (USA) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 0100-07
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-5p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 85 p K A Ryan F Lynch NR
10 (12) 2400-59
Croisultan (IRE) 6
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:R Bouresly
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 2400-59
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 85 R Bouresly Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

Fityaan produced a real shock when landing a 50/1 victory here three weeks ago and there didn't appear to be much of a fluke about the success. Many of today's rivals were behind including runner-up Temple Meads and third-placed Bear Behind, who were both conceding weight to the winner. Russian Soul, who has yet to race over the minimum trip, ran very well behind the in-form Tamaathul over 6f last time and should have enough pace to get involved but the real class-act here is SHEA SHEA and he's taken to make a winning debut away from South Africa. Eight times a winner, including twice at Group 1 level, he has to concede lumps of weight but looks an exciting Carnival prospect and the Mike De Kock bandwagon is just starting to roll.