Meydan 14 February 2019

Going: Fast Dirt (Dirt)
Draw Advantage: None
1

14:30 Meydan (Dubai) (3YO plus)

Mazrat Al Ruwayah Sponsored By Watch Time (Arab Group 2)

1m

Winner 115,044AED - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
/070-4

Rb So Rich 399

g h Th Richie - Royale Fanfare

8 9-0 p
 - 

Rb So Rich historical data/form
2 (2)
/70-97

Najm Alemarat (FR) 14

che g Dormane - Fryga (Wielki Raz)

10 9-0 p
 - 

Najm Alemarat historical data/form
3 (3)
10003-

Cakouet De Bozouls (FR) 84

bay h Dahess - Udjidor De Bozouls

7 9-0
 - 

Cakouet De Bozouls historical data/form
4 (4)
347-94

Mh Rahal

b h Ghadab - Arkadya

5 9-0 p1
 - 

Mh Rahal historical data/form
5 (5)
00-008

Rb Smokin Rich 35

g h Th Richie - Dixies Chick

9 9-0 b
 - 

Rb Smokin Rich historical data/form
6 (6)
353-23

Af Al Sajanjle 14

g h Af Al Buraq - Caline Du Loup

6 9-0 p
 - 

Af Al Sajanjle historical data/form
7 (7)
314-65

Rb Torch 35

ch h Th Richie - Burnie Gee Pw

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
8 9-0 t b
 - 

Rb Torch historical data/form
8 (8)
000-74

Cheik Roque (FR) 14

gre h Dahess - Fanny De Faust

7 9-0 b
 - 

Cheik Roque historical data/form
9 (9)
425-42

Mawahib (FR) 14

g m Abu Alemarat - Fraynce

Has won at this Course
C
6 8-9 b
 - 

Mawahib historical data/form

MAWAHIB was denied by a mere head in an Arab Group 1 a fortnight ago and looks the one to be on given she beat the reopposing Af Al Sajanjle (third) and Cheik Roque (fourth) on that occasion.

2

15:05 Meydan (Dubai) (4YO plus)

Meydan Sprint Sponsored By Gulf News (Group 2) - Turf

5f

Winner 522,934AED - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
1/29173-
T

Blue Point (IRE) 174

b h Shamardal - Scarlett Rose (Royal Applause)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-0
120

Enhanced his fine record at Ascot with victory in the King's Stand last season and not too disgraced faced with the sharp 5f test when third in the Nunthorpe when last seen. The one to beat.

Enhanced his fine record at Ascot with victory in the King's Stand last season and not too disgraced faced with the sharp 5f test when third in the Nunthorpe when last seen. The one to beat.

Blue Point historical data/form
2 (2)
432-907
T

Portamento (IRE) 4

g h Shamardal - Octave (Unbridled's Song)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 9-0
100

Useful horse. 5½ lengths seventh of 14 to Legendary Lunch in listed race at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 4 days ago. Down in trip. Stiff task against an on-song Blue Point and Faatinah.

Useful horse. 5½ lengths seventh of 14 to Legendary Lunch in listed race at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 4 days ago. Down in trip. Stiff task against an on-song Blue Point and Faatinah.

Portamento historical data/form
3 (3)
30003-5
T

Roussel (IRE) 35

b g Kodiac - Sodashy (Noverre)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 9-0 p
100

Useful gelding. Off 4 months, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap (9/1) at this course (6f, good) 35 days ago. Not in the same league as his stablemate Blue Point.

Useful gelding. Off 4 months, creditable fifth of 12 in handicap (9/1) at this course (6f, good) 35 days ago. Not in the same league as his stablemate Blue Point.

Roussel historical data/form
4 (4)
1134/4-
T

Mujaafy (AUS) 397

b g Star Witness - Pearl Of The Sea (Fastnet Rock)

5 9-0
105

Useful sprinter in South Africa. Off 13 months. Lightly raced but surely not up to this on return.

Useful sprinter in South Africa. Off 13 months. Lightly raced but surely not up to this on return.

Mujaafy historical data/form
5 (5)
6648-13
T

Faatinah (AUS) 21

b g Nicconi - Alqwah (Danehill)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 9-0 b
112

Very smart gelding. C&D winner. Latest win here in January. Respectable third of 8 in handicap at this C&D (good, 11/8) 21 days ago.

Very smart gelding. C&D winner. Latest win here in January. Respectable third of 8 in handicap at this C&D (good, 11/8) 21 days ago.

Faatinah historical data/form
6 (6)
1103-56
T

Rebel Streak (GB) 7

b g Dark Angel - Siren's Gift (Cadeaux Genereux)

4 9-0 b
100

Useful gelding. Three wins from 9 runs in Britain last year. Below form sixth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, good, 14/1) 7 days ago.

Useful gelding. Three wins from 9 runs in Britain last year. Below form sixth of 12 in handicap at this course (6f, good, 14/1) 7 days ago.

Rebel Streak historical data/form
7 (7)
438770/
T

Johann Strauss (GB) 721

b g High Chaparral - Inchmina (Cape Cross)

8 9-0 t
100

Smart performer at best, well beaten in handicaps at Meydan only 2 starts in 2017 and missed 2018. Can only be watched for new trainer.

Smart performer at best, well beaten in handicaps at Meydan only 2 starts in 2017 and missed 2018. Can only be watched for new trainer.

Johann Strauss historical data/form

This is all about BLUE POINT, who makes his reappearance for the bang in-form Charlie Appleby stable. By far and away the best sprinter in the race, the five-year-old hasn't been seen since running third in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August last year but he boasts a good record when fresh - as shown when finishing a head second behind the rapid Ertijaal in this race 12 months ago. He beat Hit The Bid by some three and a quarter lengths into third that day and looks to have the beating of Faatinah on that evidence. The others have plenty to find and perhaps Mujaafy will be staying on for third.

3

15:40 Meydan (Dubai) (4YO plus)

Firebreak Stakes Sponsored By Reach By Gulf News (Group 3)

1m

Winner 418,350AED - 7 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
13141-9
T

Heavy Metal (GB) 35

b g Exceed and Excel - Rock Opera (LECTURE)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
9 9-0
114

Very smart gelding. Three wins from 5 runs last year. 3/1, tailed-off last of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge over C&D 35 days ago. Still, not one to write off just yet.

Very smart gelding. Three wins from 5 runs last year. 3/1, tailed-off last of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge over C&D 35 days ago. Still, not one to write off just yet.

Heavy Metal historical data/form
2 (2)
1204-41
T

Secret Ambition (GB) 20

b h Exceed and Excel - Inner Secret (Singspiel)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
6 9-2 t
106

Smart horse. 4-time course winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f) 20 days ago by 1¾ lengths from Shamaal Nibras.

Smart horse. 4-time course winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f) 20 days ago by 1¾ lengths from Shamaal Nibras.

Secret Ambition historical data/form
3 (3)
42224-3
T

Behavioral Bias (USA) 20

ch g Shackleford - Rosie Dooley (Trempolino)

5 9-0 t b
102

Smart gelding. Tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Albert M. Stall Jnr when good 2 lengths third of 9 to Secret Ambition in Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f, 13/2) 20 days ago.

Smart gelding. Tongue strap on for 1st time, first run since leaving Albert M. Stall Jnr when good 2 lengths third of 9 to Secret Ambition in Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f, 13/2) 20 days ago.

Behavioral Bias historical data/form
4 (4)
00/10-30
T

Silent Attack (GB) 14

b g Dream Ahead - Chanterelle (Trempolino)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 9-0 p
103

Smart gelding. One win from 2 runs last year. Tenth of 14 in handicap (20/1) at Meydan (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Back down in trip.

Smart gelding. One win from 2 runs last year. Tenth of 14 in handicap (20/1) at Meydan (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Back down in trip.

Silent Attack historical data/form
5 (5)
22163-2
T

Kimbear (USA) 35

b h Temple City - Sky Dreamer (Sky Mesa)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 9-0
109

Smart horse. C&D winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. Bit below form 9 lengths second of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge at this C&D (5/2) 35 days ago. Player on balance.

Smart horse. C&D winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. Bit below form 9 lengths second of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge at this C&D (5/2) 35 days ago. Player on balance.

Kimbear historical data/form
6 (6)
2130-00
T

Janoobi (SAF) 21

b h Silvano - Shasta Daisy (Rakeen)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 9-0 t1
109

Six wins from 20 Flat runs. 9¾ lengths eleventh of 13 to D'bai in Al Fahidi Fort at Meydan (7f, good, 10/1) 21 days ago. Must step up on recent exploits to feature.

Six wins from 20 Flat runs. 9¾ lengths eleventh of 13 to D'bai in Al Fahidi Fort at Meydan (7f, good, 10/1) 21 days ago. Must step up on recent exploits to feature.

Janoobi historical data/form
7 (7)
0/9120-3
T

Muntazah (GB) 35

b g Dubawi - Rumoush (Rahy)

6 9-0
109

Smart gelding. Below form 10¾ lengths third of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (7/1) at this C&D 35 days ago, never really threatening from midfield. Expected to be thereabouts.

Smart gelding. Below form 10¾ lengths third of 9 to North America in Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (7/1) at this C&D 35 days ago, never really threatening from midfield. Expected to be thereabouts.

Muntazah historical data/form

Kimbear beat HEAVY METAL in round one of the Al Maktoum Challenge last month but last year's Godolphin Mile winner wasn't able to dictate on the front end that day and is taken to reverse the form in this lesser contest. The nine-year-old is a real bully on the dirt surface when bounced out and ridden to the front early, as shown when winning this by almost 10 lengths at the main expense of Cosmo Charlie last year, and Mickael Barzalona can do just that from stall one. Doug Watson's charge won't go down without a fight and the North America form was franked in round two of the Al Maktoum Challenge last week, while Muntazah (third) also contested round one and Secret Ambition arrives buoyed by his Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile success.

4

16:15 Meydan (Dubai) (3YO only)

Meydan Trophy Sponsored By Friday Conditions Stakes - Turf

1m 1f 110y

Winner 209,173AED - 12 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (4)
1045-70
T

Burj (GB) 14

b g Dansili - Dysphonia (Lonhro)

3 9-0 h
83

Fairly useful gelding. 12/1, eleventh of 15 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Fairly useful gelding. 12/1, eleventh of 15 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Burj historical data/form
2 (8)
111-36
T

Trolius (IRE) 14

b g Cape Cross - Trikala (High Chaparral)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 9-5 t1 p
93

Fairly useful gelding. Three wins from 3 runs last year. Creditable sixth of 15 in minor event (5/1) at this course (7f, good) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Fairly useful gelding. Three wins from 3 runs last year. Creditable sixth of 15 in minor event (5/1) at this course (7f, good) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Trolius historical data/form
3 (3)
11144-3
T

Victory Command (IRE) 21

b c War Command - Aguinaga (Machiavellian)

3 9-5
101

Useful colt. Four wins from 9 runs last year. Below form third of 14 in minor event at Meydan (9.4f, 14/1) 21 days ago. Merits consideration.

Useful colt. Four wins from 9 runs last year. Below form third of 14 in minor event at Meydan (9.4f, 14/1) 21 days ago. Merits consideration.

Victory Command historical data/form
4 (10)
12-
T

Art Du Val (GB) 113

bay c No Nay Never - Aquarelle Rare (Rainbow Quest)

3 9-3
101

Useful colt. One win from 2 runs last year. 1½ lengths second of 6 to Duke of Hazzard in listed race (43/10) at Deauville (8f, good). Off 113 days. Sets a good standard.

Useful colt. One win from 2 runs last year. 1½ lengths second of 6 to Duke of Hazzard in listed race (43/10) at Deauville (8f, good). Off 113 days. Sets a good standard.

Art Du Val historical data/form
5 (1)
92-01
T

Bila Shak (USA) 12

b c Scat Daddy - Dancing Trieste (Old Trieste)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
3 9-3 v
81

Fairly useful colt. 3/1 and visored for first time, didn't need to improve to win 14-runner maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago.

Fairly useful colt. 3/1 and visored for first time, didn't need to improve to win 14-runner maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago.

Bila Shak historical data/form
6 (9)
546-60
T

Alla Mahlak (USA) 21

ch c Kitten's Joy - Lead Me On

3 9-0
70

Fair colt. 66/1, eleventh of 14 in minor event at Meydan (9.4f) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut.

Fair colt. 66/1, eleventh of 14 in minor event at Meydan (9.4f) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut.

Alla Mahlak historical data/form
7 (7)
00-064
T

Bosconero (IRE) 12

ch g Teofilo - Midget

3 8-9 t b1
76

Fairly useful gelding. Excellent 2 lengths fourth of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden (20/1) at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago.

Fairly useful gelding. Excellent 2 lengths fourth of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden (20/1) at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago.

Bosconero historical data/form
8 (6)
0-8
T

Dobbia (USA) 40

b c Medaglia d'Oro - Queen Of Denmark (Kingmambo)

3 9-0
 - 

Eighth of 10 in maiden at Meydan (8f, 50/1) 40 days ago.

Eighth of 10 in maiden at Meydan (8f, 50/1) 40 days ago.

Dobbia historical data/form
9 (11)
540-77
T

Luxor Temple (USA) 12

b c Cairo Prince - May Fine

3 9-0 b1
68

Fair colt. 18/1, very good 6½ lengths seventh of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Fair colt. 18/1, very good 6½ lengths seventh of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Luxor Temple historical data/form
10 (5)
5
T

Phalasteen (USA) 12

ch c Kitten's Joy - Mambo With G

3 9-0
 - 

Fair colt. 25/1, 5 lengths fifth of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Uphill task.

Fair colt. 25/1, 5 lengths fifth of 14 to Bila Shak in maiden at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Uphill task.

Phalasteen historical data/form
11 (2)
462-60
T

Emma Point (USA) 14

ch f Point Of Entry - Emma Darling (Hennessy)

3 8-9 h
75

Fair filly. Blinkered for 1st time, tailed-off last of 15 to Silva in listed UAE 1000 Guineas (100/1) at Meydan (8f) 14 days ago. Makes turf debut.

Fair filly. Blinkered for 1st time, tailed-off last of 15 to Silva in listed UAE 1000 Guineas (100/1) at Meydan (8f) 14 days ago. Makes turf debut.

Emma Point historical data/form
12 (12)
4-
T

Promise Of Success (GB) 78

b f Dansili - Summer School (Street Cry)

3 8-9
 - 

Promising type. Fourth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 11/4) on debut 78 days ago, not knocked about. Should have more to offer.

Promising type. Fourth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 11/4) on debut 78 days ago, not knocked about. Should have more to offer.

Promise Of Success historical data/form

Victory Command brings good juvenile form from the UK to the table and ran a blinder on the dirt to finish third in the Al Bastakiya Trial on his Meydan debut last month. Mark Johnston's charge will be out to put his experience to good use reverting to turf for this assignment, but ART DU VAL leaps off the page as the unexposed quantity. Charlie Appleby's inmate won well at Sandown on his racecourse introduction last August and shaped in Listed company at Deauville in October, when finishing second behind Duke Of Hazzard over 1m, as though the step up in distance should suit. He is entitled to have improved plenty since, not least for being out in Dubai, and should go very well. Burj and Promise Of Success are others to keep an eye on.

5

16:50 Meydan (Dubai) (4YO plus)

Balanchine Sponsored By Gulfnews.com (Group 2) - Turf

1m 1f

Winner 522,934AED - 6 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
14113-2
T

Asoof (GB) 28

b f Dubawi - Lady's Purse (Doyen)

4 9-0
98

Useful filly. Three wins from 8 runs last year. 100/30, good 4 lengths second of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago, no match for winner.

Useful filly. Three wins from 8 runs last year. 100/30, good 4 lengths second of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago, no match for winner.

Asoof historical data/form
2 (2)
41627-7
T

Mia Tesoro (IRE) 28

b m Danehill Dancer - Souter's Sister (Desert Style)

6 9-0
95

Useful mare. 12½ lengths last of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 16/1) 28 days ago.

Useful mare. 12½ lengths last of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 16/1) 28 days ago.

Mia Tesoro historical data/form
3 (3)
11212-5
T

Peri Lina (TUR) 28

g f Falco - Efisia

4 9-0 h
97

Useful filly. Four wins from 8 runs last year. 16/1, first run since leaving Alper Ciger when 12 lengths fifth of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago. Uphill task.

Useful filly. Four wins from 8 runs last year. 16/1, first run since leaving Alper Ciger when 12 lengths fifth of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago. Uphill task.

Peri Lina historical data/form
4 (4)
30224-6
T

Monza (IRE) 28

b f Footstepsinthesand - Carini

4 9-0 p
95

Useful filly. 12½ lengths sixth of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 50/1) 28 days ago.

Useful filly. 12½ lengths sixth of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 50/1) 28 days ago.

Monza historical data/form
5 (5)
2375-83
T

Furia Cruzada (CHI) 28

bay m Newfoundland - Nuestra Machi (Hussonet)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 9-0 t
103

Useful mare. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Respectable 5¾ lengths third of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 6/1) 28 days ago, barely adequate test.

Useful mare. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. Respectable 5¾ lengths third of 7 to Poetic Charm in Cape Verdi at this course (8f, good, 6/1) 28 days ago, barely adequate test.

Furia Cruzada historical data/form
6 (6)
15210-1
T

Poetic Charm (GB) 28

b f Dubawi - Speirbhean (Danehill)

Has won at this Course
C
4 9-3
107

Smart filly. Two wins from 6 runs last year. Career best when winning 7-runner Cape Verdi (11/10) at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago by 4 lengths from Asoof, responding well. Form choice.

Smart filly. Two wins from 6 runs last year. Career best when winning 7-runner Cape Verdi (11/10) at this course (8f, good) 28 days ago by 4 lengths from Asoof, responding well. Form choice.

Poetic Charm historical data/form

POETIC CHARM accounted for all of this field when a cosy winner here four weeks ago and looks hard to oppose for Charlie Appleby back under William Buick. The extra furlong shouldn't be an issue for the four-year-old and it would be disappointing if she was beaten here. Furia Cruzada (third) was just behind Asoof (second) last time but could reverse the form now tackling a bit further, while the unexposed Monza could also be overpriced.

6

17:25 Meydan (Dubai) (4YO plus)

Insideout Handicap

6f

Winner 282,387AED - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (3)
111121-
T

Good Curry (TUR) 117

b h Sharp Humor - Laud (Honour And Glory)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 9-6
108

Six wins from 7 runs last year. Matched previous best when winning 11-runner Gr 1 at Yil (7.4f) by 5 lengths in October. Makes handicap debut.

Six wins from 7 runs last year. Matched previous best when winning 11-runner Gr 1 at Yil (7.4f) by 5 lengths in October. Makes handicap debut.

Good Curry historical data/form
2 (7)
15153-6
T

Switzerland (USA) 14

dk h Speightstown - Czechers (Indian Charlie)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-5 t
107

Five wins from 8 runs last year. 9¾ lengths last of 6 to Drafted in Al Shindagha Sprint over C&D (11/4) 14 days ago, failing to run anywhere near his smart US form. Makes handicap debut.

Five wins from 8 runs last year. 9¾ lengths last of 6 to Drafted in Al Shindagha Sprint over C&D (11/4) 14 days ago, failing to run anywhere near his smart US form. Makes handicap debut.

Switzerland historical data/form
3 (10)
00511-7
T

Ace Korea (USA) 42

b c Smiling Tiger - Queen Rolex

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-11 t
99

A 5-time winner last year in South Korea, but couldn't replicate that sort of form when 23½ lengths last of 7 to Raven's Corner in Dubawi Stakes over C&D 42 days ago, slowly away.

A 5-time winner last year in South Korea, but couldn't replicate that sort of form when 23½ lengths last of 7 to Raven's Corner in Dubawi Stakes over C&D 42 days ago, slowly away.

Ace Korea historical data/form
4 (8)
4342-14
T

Nine Below Zero (GB) 14

b g Showcasing - Finesse (Shamardal)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
4 8-10
98

Won handicap over C&D in January and wasn't disgraced when 6¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Drafted in Group 3 back here last time.

Won handicap over C&D in January and wasn't disgraced when 6¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Drafted in Group 3 back here last time.

Nine Below Zero historical data/form
5 (4)
101-646
T

Victory Wave (USA) 7

ch m Distorted Humor - Angel Craft (A.P. Indy)

5 8-9
97

Four wins from 8 runs last year. 13/2, respectable sixth of 13 in handicap at Meydan (7f, good) 7 days ago, missing break. Interesting now switching to dirt.

Four wins from 8 runs last year. 13/2, respectable sixth of 13 in handicap at Meydan (7f, good) 7 days ago, missing break. Interesting now switching to dirt.

Victory Wave historical data/form
6 (1)
0016-68
T

Glenamoy Lad (GB) 7

b g Royal Applause - Suzy Alexander (Red Ransom)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-6 t
94

Latest win at Newcastle in October. Failed to build on the promise of last run when eighth of 12 in handicap at Meydan (6f, good, 6/1) 7 days ago, slowly away.

Latest win at Newcastle in October. Failed to build on the promise of last run when eighth of 12 in handicap at Meydan (6f, good, 6/1) 7 days ago, slowly away.

Glenamoy Lad historical data/form
7 (6)
0/3414-4
T

Pop The Hood (USA) 28

dk g Street Cry - Prophetically (Pulpit)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 8-6 t1 b
94

First run since leaving Rodrigo A. Ubillo when fourth of 7 in handicap over C&D (15/8) 28 days ago. Entitled to come on for that. Blinkers refitted.

First run since leaving Rodrigo A. Ubillo when fourth of 7 in handicap over C&D (15/8) 28 days ago. Entitled to come on for that. Blinkers refitted.

Pop The Hood historical data/form
8 (9)
1/3417-6
T

Almanaara (IRE) 28

g h Shamardal - Midnight Angel (Machiavellian)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
6 8-5 v
93

C&D winner. Sixth of 7 in handicap at this C&D (5/2) 28 days ago. Best when able to dominate.

C&D winner. Sixth of 7 in handicap at this C&D (5/2) 28 days ago. Best when able to dominate.

Almanaara historical data/form
9 (2)
231711-
T

Lavaspin (GB) 84

b g Hard Spun - Belenkaya

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
5 8-5 b
93

Three wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, career best when winning 8-runner handicap over C&D 84 days ago. Up 12 lb for that, but further progress can't be ruled out.

Three wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, career best when winning 8-runner handicap over C&D 84 days ago. Up 12 lb for that, but further progress can't be ruled out.

Lavaspin historical data/form
10 (5)
197-740
T

Taamol (IRE) 4

b g Helmet - Supreme Seductress (Montjeu)

Has won at this Course
C
5 8-5
93

Course winner. Latest win here in November. 8 lengths tenth of 14 to Legendary Lunch in listed race at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 4 days ago. Others more persuasive judged on recent form.

Course winner. Latest win here in November. 8 lengths tenth of 14 to Legendary Lunch in listed race at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 4 days ago. Others more persuasive judged on recent form.

Taamol historical data/form

Better was expected from SWITZERLAND here last time and Steve Asmussen's charge can take a step forward today in what looks to be a winnable race. The two-time US Grade 3 winner finished lame in his left foreleg after that effort, and assuming all is fine with the five-year-old this time, he could strike if given an aggressive ride by Mickael Barzalona. Pop The Hood has blinkers back on and put in a solid first run in the UAE last month, while Victory Wave is interesting now switched to dirt after finishing sixth on turf a week ago.

7

18:00 Meydan (Dubai) (4YO plus)

Wheels Handicap - Turf

1m 4f

Winner 366,056AED - 14 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (10)
11112-0
T

Astronomer (IRE) 14

b c Galileo - Like A Dame (Danehill)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 9-6 t1 b1
109 1

First run since leaving Aidan O'Brien when eleventh of 14 in handicap (12/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

First run since leaving Aidan O'Brien when eleventh of 14 in handicap (12/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Astronomer historical data/form
2 (2)
621338-
T

Walton Street (GB) 153

b g Cape Cross - Brom Felinity (Encosta de Lago)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
5 9-5 p
105

C&D winner. Respectable eighth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at Doncaster (14.5f, good). Off 153 days.

C&D winner. Respectable eighth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at Doncaster (14.5f, good). Off 153 days.

Walton Street historical data/form
3 (3)
86232-3
T

Zaman (GB) 14

bay g Dutch Art - Wake Up Call (Noverre)

Has won at this Course
C
4 9-5 b
108 1

Course winner. Good third of 14 in handicap (14/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago, running on. Back up in trip.

Course winner. Good third of 14 in handicap (14/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago, running on. Back up in trip.

Zaman historical data/form
4 (6)
3226-32
T

Sharpalo (FR) 21

bay g Shamardal - Pony Girl (Darshaan)

7 9-3 t
103

Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. Good second of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good, 16/1) 21 days ago.

Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. Good second of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good, 16/1) 21 days ago.

Sharpalo historical data/form
5 (11)
1633/10-
T

Very Talented (IRE) 138

b g Invincible Spirit - Crystal House (Golden Voyager)

6 9-3
103

One win from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in September. Below form nineteenth of 33 in handicap at Newmarket (9f, good to firm, 9/1). Off 138 days. Significantly up in trip.

One win from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in September. Below form nineteenth of 33 in handicap at Newmarket (9f, good to firm, 9/1). Off 138 days. Significantly up in trip.

Very Talented historical data/form
6 (8)
12550-5
T

Mountain Hunter (USA) 28

b g Lonhro - Tamarillo (Daylami)

Has won at this Course
C
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 9-1
101

Course winner. Bit below form fifth of 10 in handicap (5/2) at this course (9.9f, good) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Shortlist material.

Course winner. Bit below form fifth of 10 in handicap (5/2) at this course (9.9f, good) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Shortlist material.

Mountain Hunter historical data/form
7 (5)
4356-32
T

Red Galileo (GB) 7

b g Dubawi - Ivory Gala (Galileo)

Has won at this Course
C
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 8-12
101

Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 5/4, creditable second of 6 in handicap at this course (15.9f, good) 7 days ago. Down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

Course winner. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. 5/4, creditable second of 6 in handicap at this course (15.9f, good) 7 days ago. Down in trip. Looks competitive on form.

Red Galileo historical data/form
8 (15)
216/66-5
T

Stage Magic (IRE) 14

bay g Dark Angel - Witnessed (Authorized)

4 8-13
102 1

Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap (40/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Up in trip. Must improve.

Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap (40/1) at this course (9.9f, good) 14 days ago. Up in trip. Must improve.

Stage Magic historical data/form
9 (9)
4990-44
T

Appeared (GB) 28

b g Dubawi - Appearance (Galileo)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-9
95

12/1, fourth of 7 in handicap at this course (14f, good) 28 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Enters calculations.

12/1, fourth of 7 in handicap at this course (14f, good) 28 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Enters calculations.

Appeared historical data/form
10 (14)
01/124-0
T

Celestial Spheres (IRE) 28

b g Redoute's Choice - Copernica (Galileo)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-9 p
95

One win from 3 runs last year. 3/1, last of 10 in handicap at this course (9.9f, good) 28 days ago. Back up in trip.

One win from 3 runs last year. 3/1, last of 10 in handicap at this course (9.9f, good) 28 days ago. Back up in trip.

Celestial Spheres historical data/form
11 (1)
16421-2
T

Suspicious Mind (DEN) 28

b g Appel Au Maitre - Fleur En Fleur (Hernando)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-8 t1
94

Seven wins from 18 Flat runs. Three wins from 6 runs last year. Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable second of 7 in handicap at this course (14f, good, 33/1) 28 days ago.

Seven wins from 18 Flat runs. Three wins from 6 runs last year. Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable second of 7 in handicap at this course (14f, good, 33/1) 28 days ago.

Suspicious Mind historical data/form
12 (13)
14510-9
T

Buhwarui Banseok (USA) 28

b h Tizway - Aim for the Moon (Deputy Minister)

6 8-7 b
93

Latest win at Busan Gyeongnam in October. Blinkered for 1st time, ninth of 10 in handicap at this course (9.9f, good, 66/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

Latest win at Busan Gyeongnam in October. Blinkered for 1st time, ninth of 10 in handicap at this course (9.9f, good, 66/1) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Not easy to make a case for.

Buhwarui Banseok historical data/form
13 (7)
4110-69
T

Maifalki (FR) 21

bay g Falco - Makila (Entrepreneur)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7 h
93

Six wins from 21 Flat runs. Four wins from 9 runs last year. Latest win at Craon in September. 25/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago, possibly amiss.

Six wins from 21 Flat runs. Four wins from 9 runs last year. Latest win at Craon in September. 25/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago, possibly amiss.

Maifalki historical data/form
14 (4)
57717-5
T

Parsifal (SPA) 21

ch h Rip Van Winkle - Shemanikha (Sendawar)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7
93

Latest win at Madrid in September. 66/1, creditable fifth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

Latest win at Madrid in September. 66/1, creditable fifth of 10 in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

Parsifal historical data/form
15 (12)
110-158
T

Rio Tigre (IRE) 12

bay h Teofilo - Braziliz (Kingmambo)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
8 8-7
93

Course winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 15/2, bit below form eighth of 16 in handicap at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

Course winner. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 15/2, bit below form eighth of 16 in handicap at this course (9f, good) 12 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Others more persuasive.

Rio Tigre historical data/form

A few runners from Scandinavia haven't been treated with much respect from the layers during this Carnival so far and Andrew Kidney's Suspicious Mind probably shouldn't be the 33-1 that he was four weeks ago when second to the top-class Ispolini. He shouldn't be disgraced here, while better is expected from former Ballydoyle inmate Astronomer, who needed the run for Mike De Kock on stable/UAE debut a fortnight ago. Godolphin have a strong hand as usual, though, and VERY TALENTED looks the pick for the famous blue silks. A well-backed winner at Chelmsford before finding the Cambridgeshire too hot to handle, this will have been the plan ever since and he has proven in the past that he can win after an absence. Walton Street remains unexposed, while Mountain Hunter is also noted.

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