Meydan 27 February 2020

Going: Fast Dirt (Dirt)
Draw Advantage: High

Instructions

1

14:30 Meydan (Dubai) (5YO plus)

Al Maktoum Challenge R3 - District One Arab Group 1 - Dirt

1m 2f

Winner 201,310AED - 12 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt
OR
Jockey / Trainer
1 (1)
12514

Shahm (FR) 529

ch h Mahabb - Haboob

Has won at this Distance
D

Shahm historical data/form
2 (2)
99002

Nashmee (FR) 70

ch h Akbar - Jade Des Pins

10 9-0 b
108

Nashmee historical data/form
3 (3)
45300

Af Al Sajanjle 14

g h Af Al Buraq - Caline Du Loup

Has won at this Course
C
7 9-0 p
110

Af Al Sajanjle historical data/form
4 (4)
77981

Bf Mughader 334

g h Falak - Watan

7 9-0 b
110

Bf Mughader historical data/form
5 (5)
67270

Cheik Roque (FR) 14

gre h Dahess - Fanny De Faust

8 9-0 b
110

Cheik Roque historical data/form
6 (6)
76000

Af Mahshoum 70

g h Af Al Buraq - Rabiha De Faust

7 9-0 b
85

Af Mahshoum historical data/form
7 (7)
11113

Rb Texas Hold Em

g h Tm Fred Texas - Rb Sand Storm

5 9-0 b1
120

Rb Texas Hold Em historical data/form
8 (8)
63300

Mawahib (FR) 70

g m Abu Alemarat - Fraynce

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 8-9 b
110

Mawahib historical data/form
9 (9)
42251

Harrab

b h Bibi De Carrere - Waahiba

5 9-0 b1
117

Harrab historical data/form
10 (10)
34488

Goshawke 28

ch h Thoroughbred - Sand Witchh

Has won at this Course
C
6 9-0 v
110

Goshawke historical data/form
11 (11)
05361

Dupleix (FR) 137

che g Madjani - Ayisha De Faust (Al Sakbe)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 9-0
100

Dupleix historical data/form
12 (12)
43800

Fettah Du Loup (FR) 510

che h Kerbella - Paida Du Loup

5 9-0
100

Fettah Du Loup historical data/form
13 (13)
20650

Bandar (FR) 28

che h Munjiz - Dahwa (Tidjani)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 9-0 b
106

Bandar historical data/form

RB TEXAS HOLD EM is a very interesting recruit for Doug Watson having won a trio of Graded events, including at the highest level, in America last year and providing he handles the surface, the five-year-old could prove tough to beat. The main threats appear to be Goshawke and Harrab.

2

15:05 Meydan (Dubai) (3YO only)

Meydan Classic Sponsored By Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - Listed Stakes - Turf

1m

Winner 352,292AED - 13 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
26-630
T

Colour Image (IRE) 21

b c Kodiac - Chroussa (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 9-0 p1
82

Fairly useful colt. 16/1 and visored for 1st time, tailed-off last of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f) 21 days ago. Not bred for dirt and appeared to hate it then.

Fairly useful colt. 16/1 and visored for 1st time, tailed-off last of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f) 21 days ago. Not bred for dirt and appeared to hate it then.

Colour Image historical data/form
2 (2)
2-6235
T

Hamama (USA) 21

ch f Shackleford - Borrowingbasebaby

3 8-9 t
87

Fairly useful filly. 50/1, respectable fifth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, nearest finish.

Fairly useful filly. 50/1, respectable fifth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, nearest finish.

Hamama historical data/form
3 (3)
7613-47
T

I Will Not (USA) 14

b c Square Eddie - Chanel My Belle (General Meeting)

3 9-0 b
92

Fairly useful colt. Winner at Del Mar in November. 4/1, below form seventh of 13 in minor event at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

Fairly useful colt. Winner at Del Mar in November. 4/1, below form seventh of 13 in minor event at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

I Will Not historical data/form
4 (4)
39122-8
T

Well Of Wisdom (GB) 21

b c Oasis Dream - Alessandria (Sunday Silence)

3 9-0
102

Useful colt. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, below form eighth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, too free. Shortlist material.

Useful colt. Two wins from 6 runs last year. 2/1, below form eighth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, too free. Shortlist material.

Well Of Wisdom historical data/form
5 (5)
1771-07
T

Youonlyliveonce (FR) 21

b c Sidestep - Feelin Foxy (Foxhound)

3 9-0 b1
88

Fairly useful colt. Two wins from 5 runs last year. Latest win at Jagersro in November. 100/1, good seventh of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago.

Fairly useful colt. Two wins from 5 runs last year. Latest win at Jagersro in November. 100/1, good seventh of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago.

Youonlyliveonce historical data/form
6 (6)
5-914
T

Al Mukhtar Star (USA) 14

b c Lemon Drop Kid - Alec's Moon

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
3 9-0 v1
83

Fairly useful colt. C&D winner. Winner here in February. Good fourth of 13 in minor event (8/1) at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

Fairly useful colt. C&D winner. Winner here in February. Good fourth of 13 in minor event (8/1) at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

Al Mukhtar Star historical data/form
7 (7)
127-9
T

Light Blush (IRE) 21

b f Kodiac - Marsh Daisy (Pivotal)

3 8-9 p
92

Fairly useful filly. One win from 3 runs last year. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, ninth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good, 9/1) 21 days ago, not much room. Not taken lightly.

Fairly useful filly. One win from 3 runs last year. Cheekpieces on for 1st time, ninth of 14 in minor event at this course (7f, good, 9/1) 21 days ago, not much room. Not taken lightly.

Light Blush historical data/form
8 (8)
11-0
T

More Caviar (IRE) 21

b f Brazen Beau - Cloudspin

3 8-9
80

Fair filly. Two wins from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Bro in November. Last of 14 in minor event (66/1) at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago. Uphill task.

Fair filly. Two wins from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Bro in November. Last of 14 in minor event (66/1) at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago. Uphill task.

More Caviar historical data/form
9 (9)
212-700
T

Lost In Time (GB) 21

b c Dubawi - Reunite (Kingmambo)

3 9-0
85

Fairly useful colt. Winner at Salisbury in September. Twelfth of 14 in minor event (12/1) at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, folding. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Fairly useful colt. Winner at Salisbury in September. Twelfth of 14 in minor event (12/1) at this course (7f, good) 21 days ago, folding. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Lost In Time historical data/form
10 (10)
652-954
T

Raahy (GB) 11

b g Brazen Beau - Moonlight Mystery (Pivotal)

3 9-0
86

Fairly useful gelding. Creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 11 days ago.

Fairly useful gelding. Creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at Abu Dhabi (7f, good) 11 days ago.

Raahy historical data/form
11 (11)
03-10
T

Good Fighter (USA) 21

ch r Distorted Humor - Sis City

3 9-0 b
82

Fairly useful horse. Winner here in January. Well-beaten thirteenth of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f, 33/1) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut. Easy to look elsewhere.

Fairly useful horse. Winner here in January. Well-beaten thirteenth of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f, 33/1) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut. Easy to look elsewhere.

Good Fighter historical data/form
12 (12)
11-080
T

First View (IRE) 14

b c Exceed and Excel - Love Charm (Singspiel)

Has won at this Distance
D
3 9-0 v
85

Useful colt. Two wins from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Kempton in November. Visored for 1st time, twelfth of 13 in minor event (5/2) at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago. Merits consideration.

Useful colt. Two wins from 2 runs last year. Latest win at Kempton in November. Visored for 1st time, twelfth of 13 in minor event (5/2) at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago. Merits consideration.

First View historical data/form
13 (13)
523-840
T

Emirates Currency (GB) 21

b c Muhaarar - Loulwa (Montjeu)

3 9-0 t1
83

Fair colt. Well-beaten twelfth of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f, 100/1) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut. First run for yard after leaving A. Al Rayhi. Difficult ask.

Fair colt. Well-beaten twelfth of 16 to Fore Left in UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan (8f, 100/1) 21 days ago. Makes turf debut. First run for yard after leaving A. Al Rayhi. Difficult ask.

Emirates Currency historical data/form
14 (14)
235-565
T
3 8-9
80

Fairly useful filly. Three wins from 7 runs last year. 33/1, good fifth of 13 in minor event at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

Fairly useful filly. Three wins from 7 runs last year. 33/1, good fifth of 13 in minor event at this course (9.4f, good) 14 days ago.

Silent Night historical data/form

WELL OF WISDOM enjoyed a solid juvenile campaign, including a couple of placed efforts in Group 3s in both France and Germany, but failed to replicate that form when down the field on his first run at the track earlier in the month. It is possible that Charlie Appleby's colt needed that outing and it would be disappointing were he unable to prove too strong for the opposition. I Will Not had excuses in the Meydan Trophy when reported to have lost a shoe and potentially finding the extra distance too far. He warrants respect along with Light Blush, who didn't get a clear run when one place behind the selection on her return.

3

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

District One Residence Cup (Div 1) Handicap - Turf

1m 2f

Winner 271,768AED - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (6)
682-375
T

Majestic Mambo (SAF) 28

b g Mambo in Seattle - Regal Classic (Al Mufti)

6 9-6 b1
105

Eleven runs since last win in 2018. Never on terms when 11½ lengths fifth of 7 to Barney Roy in Al Rashidiya (11/1) at this course (9f, good to firm) 28 days ago. Merits consideration.

Eleven runs since last win in 2018. Never on terms when 11½ lengths fifth of 7 to Barney Roy in Al Rashidiya (11/1) at this course (9f, good to firm) 28 days ago. Merits consideration.

Majestic Mambo historical data/form
2 (4)
2023-06
T

Lucius Tiberius (IRE) 35

b g Camelot - Keegsquaw (Street Cry)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-5 t
104

Twelve runs since last win in 2018. Shaped as if back in form when sixth of 16 in handicap (16/1) at this course (12f, good to firm) 35 days ago, running on. Has good chance on pick of form.

Twelve runs since last win in 2018. Shaped as if back in form when sixth of 16 in handicap (16/1) at this course (12f, good to firm) 35 days ago, running on. Has good chance on pick of form.

Lucius Tiberius historical data/form
3 (2)
11416/3
T

Rastrelli (FR) 49

b g Siyouni - Ponte Di Legno (Sinndar)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-1 p1
100

First run since leaving Charlie Appleby after 20 months off when third of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, good to soft, 12/1) 49 days ago. Up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

First run since leaving Charlie Appleby after 20 months off when third of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, good to soft, 12/1) 49 days ago. Up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Rastrelli historical data/form
4 (10)
5435-66
T

Big Country (IRE) 21

b g High Chaparral - Mount Eliza (Danehill)

Has won at this Distance
D
7 8-13
98

Thirteen runs since last win in 2018. 12/1 and hooded for 1st time, below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this course (9f, good) 21 days ago, merely closing up late.

Thirteen runs since last win in 2018. 12/1 and hooded for 1st time, below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this course (9f, good) 21 days ago, merely closing up late.

Big Country historical data/form
5 (3)
81/01-88
T

Dubai Blue (USA) 14

b f More Than Ready - Speckled (Street Cry)

4 8-8 h
95 2

Latest win at Lingfield in August. Hooded for 1st time, shaped as if amiss when tailed-off last of 8 to Magic Lily in Balanchine (16/1) at this course (9f, good) 14 days ago. eased off.

Latest win at Lingfield in August. Hooded for 1st time, shaped as if amiss when tailed-off last of 8 to Magic Lily in Balanchine (16/1) at this course (9f, good) 14 days ago. eased off.

Dubai Blue historical data/form
6 (1)
1037-07
T

Ocean Fury (USA) 7

b c Stormy Atlantic - Indy Annestesia (A.P. Indy)

4 8-8 t
95 2

Three wins from 9 runs last year. Latest win at Santa Anita in September. Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 8 in handicap at Meydan (7f, 22/1) 7 days ago, slowly away. Significantly up in trip.

Three wins from 9 runs last year. Latest win at Santa Anita in September. Blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 8 in handicap at Meydan (7f, 22/1) 7 days ago, slowly away. Significantly up in trip.

Ocean Fury historical data/form
7 (9)
52-4375
T

Zamaam (GB) 14

b h Muhtathir - Nasheed (Riverman)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
10 8-9 (ow 1) h
94 1

Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. 40/1, wasted no time getting back to form when fifth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, running on.

Course winner. Fifteen runs since last win in 2017. 40/1, wasted no time getting back to form when fifth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, running on.

Zamaam historical data/form
8 (7)
01/6-
T

Star Safari (GB) 200

bay g Sea The Stars - Intimhir (Muhtathir)

4 8-7
94 2

Better than result when 3 lengths sixth of 8 to Alwaab in listed race at Deauville (9.9f, good, 31/10), snatched up inside final 1f. Off 6 months. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve.

Better than result when 3 lengths sixth of 8 to Alwaab in listed race at Deauville (9.9f, good, 31/10), snatched up inside final 1f. Off 6 months. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve.

Star Safari historical data/form
9 (5)
322513-
T

Bleu Marine (IRE) 133

bay c Dark Angel - Blue Picture (Peintre Celebre)

4 8-6 t1
93 2

Good third of 6 in minor event (2/1) at Longchamp (8f, heavy). Off 133 days. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving A. Fabre. Makes handicap debut. Something to find on form.

Good third of 6 in minor event (2/1) at Longchamp (8f, heavy). Off 133 days. Back up in trip. First run for yard after leaving A. Fabre. Makes handicap debut. Something to find on form.

Bleu Marine historical data/form
10 (8)
2316-10
T

Franz Kafka (IRE) 35

ch g Dubawi - Kailani (Monsun)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
4 8-6
93 2

C&D winner here in January. Run best excused when thirteenth of 15 in handicap (3/1) at Meydan (9.9f) 35 days ago, awkwardly away.

C&D winner here in January. Run best excused when thirteenth of 15 in handicap (3/1) at Meydan (9.9f) 35 days ago, awkwardly away.

Franz Kafka historical data/form

Simon Crisford boasts a strong hand with former Godolphin inmate Rastrelli, who finished third on his yard debut earlier in the Carnival over a mile, and C&D winner Franz Kafka. The former is entitled to strip fitter from his return, having been off the track since May 2018, while the latter is forgiven his most recent start having not taken to dirt after an impressive beginning to life in the UAE. A chance, however, is taken with handicap debutant STAR SAFARI as he has been gelded since his sole outing in 2019, which came in Listed company at Deauville, and the son of Sea The Stars remains open to improvement with the Charlie Appleby team in flying form.

4

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

District One Blueviews Stretch - Handicap - Dirt

1m

Winner 271,768AED - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (2)
1454-36
T

Fight On (USA) 14

dk h Into Mischief - Havenlass (Elusive Quality)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-6 t
103

14/1, struggled up in grade when 15¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form.

14/1, struggled up in grade when 15¾ lengths sixth of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes at this C&D 14 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form.

Fight On historical data/form
2 (7)
1115-01
T

Plata O Plomo (USA) 28

b g Paddy O'prado - Profitability

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
6 9-6 v
103

Eight wins from 19 Flat runs. Three wins from 7 runs last year. Career best when winning 9-runner handicap (33/1) at this C&D 28 days ago by 1¼ lengths from Stricker, suited by way race developed.

Eight wins from 19 Flat runs. Three wins from 7 runs last year. Career best when winning 9-runner handicap (33/1) at this C&D 28 days ago by 1¼ lengths from Stricker, suited by way race developed.

Plata O Plomo historical data/form
3 (9)
15516-4
T

Mystique Moon (GB) 34

ch g Shamardal - Celestial Girl (Dubai Destination)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 9-4
101

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Latest win at Jebel Ali in November. 5/1, respectable 2½ lengths fourth of 8 to Chiefdom in Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f) 34 days ago.

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Latest win at Jebel Ali in November. 5/1, respectable 2½ lengths fourth of 8 to Chiefdom in Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali (8f) 34 days ago.

Mystique Moon historical data/form
4 (3)
1145-48
T

Thegreatcollection (USA) 14

b g Saint Anddan - Cactus Cadillac (Cactus Ridge)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
6 9-4 b
101

C&D winner. Out of depth when 26 lengths last of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes at this C&D (14/1) 14 days ago. Others have achieved more.

C&D winner. Out of depth when 26 lengths last of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes at this C&D (14/1) 14 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Thegreatcollection historical data/form
5 (6)
1543-40
T

Famous Wolf (FR) 42

bay g Kendargent - More Than Famous (More Than Ready)

4 9-2 v1
99

Failed to build on previous promise when last of 11 on handicap debut (66/1) at Meydan (9.9f, good to firm) 42 days ago. Down in trip. Uphill task.

Failed to build on previous promise when last of 11 on handicap debut (66/1) at Meydan (9.9f, good to firm) 42 days ago. Down in trip. Uphill task.

Famous Wolf historical data/form
6 (4)
358-362
T

Behavioral Bias (USA) 7

ch g Shackleford - Rosie Dooley (Trempolino)

6 9-0 t p
97

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Turned in best effort of the season when second of 8 in handicap (13/2) at this course (7f) 7 days ago.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Turned in best effort of the season when second of 8 in handicap (13/2) at this course (7f) 7 days ago.

Behavioral Bias historical data/form
7 (8)
7824-72
T

Stricker (GB) 28

ch g Poet's Voice - Sensible (Almutawakel)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-10 t b
93

Eleven runs since last win in 2018. 33/1, improved on reappearance effort when 1¼ lengths second of 9 to reopposing Plata O Plomo in handicap at this C&D 28 days ago.

Eleven runs since last win in 2018. 33/1, improved on reappearance effort when 1¼ lengths second of 9 to reopposing Plata O Plomo in handicap at this C&D 28 days ago.

Stricker historical data/form
8 (5)
6425-05
T

Captain Von Trapp (USA) 28

b c Trappe Shot - Julie From Dixie (Dixie Union)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-8 b
91

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Again below form 9 lengths fifth of 9 to reopposing Plata O Plomo in handicap at this C&D (14/1) 28 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal. Not taken lightly.

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Again below form 9 lengths fifth of 9 to reopposing Plata O Plomo in handicap at this C&D (14/1) 28 days ago, racing closer to pace than ideal. Not taken lightly.

Captain Von Trapp historical data/form
9 (1)
435-741
T

Moqarrar (USA) 26

g g Exchange Rate - Time to Enjoy (Distorted Humor)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
5 8-6
89

9/1, didn't need to improve to win 15-runner handicap at this C&D 26 days ago, leading well inside final 1f. Needs a couple of these to falter.

9/1, didn't need to improve to win 15-runner handicap at this C&D 26 days ago, leading well inside final 1f. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Moqarrar historical data/form

Plata O Plomo benefited from the pace collapsing over C&D at the end of last month when getting the better of Stricker (second), Fight On (third) and CAPTAIN VON TRAPP (fifth) but it would be no surprise if the form of that contest wasn't upheld on this occasion. Preference, therefore, goes to the last-named as he was closest to the lead in the early part of the event and the four-year-old could have more to offer on his third start for Salem bin Ghadayer. Thegreatcollection was outclassed in the Firebreak behind Capezzano but a return to handicap company is likely to see him in a better light.

5

16:50 Meydan (Dubai) (3YO plus)

Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored By Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City Group 3 - Turf

1m 6f

Winner 603,931AED - 9 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
5/0-8828
T

Dubai Horizon (IRE) 14

b g Poet's Voice - Chibola (Roy)

6 9-0 v
104

Useful gelding. 28/1, creditable eighth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, met some trouble. Booking of Soumillon a plus.

Useful gelding. 28/1, creditable eighth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, met some trouble. Booking of Soumillon a plus.

Dubai Horizon historical data/form
2 (2)
351/00-1
T

Secret Advisor (FR) 28

b g Dubawi - Sub Rose (Galileo)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
6 9-0
107

Smart gelding. 12/1, didn't need to improve to win 7-runner handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago by length from Dubai Horizon.

Smart gelding. 12/1, didn't need to improve to win 7-runner handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago by length from Dubai Horizon.

Secret Advisor historical data/form
3 (3)
159425-
T

Charles Kingsley (GB) 159

b h New Approach - Kailani (Monsun)

Has won at this Distance
D
5 9-0
100

Useful horse. Three wins from 15 runs last year. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (18f, good, 7/2). Off 159 days. Back down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Mark Johnston.

Useful horse. Three wins from 15 runs last year. Fifth of 8 in handicap at Newmarket (18f, good, 7/2). Off 159 days. Back down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Mark Johnston.

Charles Kingsley historical data/form
4 (4)
621-052
T

Koeman (GB) 14

b g Dutch Art - Angelic Note (Excellent Art)

6 9-0
99

Useful gelding. Latest win at Newbury in September. 11/1, good second of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, staying on well. Difficult ask.

Useful gelding. Latest win at Newbury in September. 11/1, good second of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago, staying on well. Difficult ask.

Koeman historical data/form
5 (5)
51/610-3
T

Dubhe (GB) 28

b g Dubawi - Great Heavens (Galileo)

Has won at this Course
C
5 9-0 t p
104

Smart gelding. Course winner. One win from 3 runs last year. Respectable 1¾ lengths third of 7 to Secret Advisor in handicap (11/2) at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Smart gelding. Course winner. One win from 3 runs last year. Respectable 1¾ lengths third of 7 to Secret Advisor in handicap (11/2) at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

Dubhe historical data/form
6 (6)
1/52131-
T

Spanish Mission (USA) 173

b c Noble Mission - Limonar (Street Cry)

4 8-9
110

Smart colt. Two wins from 5 runs last year. 21/10, didn't need to be at best when winning 9-runner minor event at Belmont (12f, good), responding well. Off 173 days. Has good chance on form.

Smart colt. Two wins from 5 runs last year. 21/10, didn't need to be at best when winning 9-runner minor event at Belmont (12f, good), responding well. Off 173 days. Has good chance on form.

Spanish Mission historical data/form
7 (7)
112-380
T

Gifts Of Gold (IRE) 14

b g Invincible Spirit - Sanna Bay (Refuse To Bend)

5 9-0 v
99

Useful gelding. Visored for 1st time, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good, 16/1) 14 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Useful gelding. Visored for 1st time, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good, 16/1) 14 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Gifts Of Gold historical data/form
8 (8)
5042-26
T

Massif Central (IRE) 14

b g Arcano - Melaaya (Aljabr)

6 9-0
99

Smart gelding. Eleven runs since last win in 2018. Creditable sixth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good, 14/1) 14 days ago, never nearer. Plenty to find on form.

Smart gelding. Eleven runs since last win in 2018. Creditable sixth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good, 14/1) 14 days ago, never nearer. Plenty to find on form.

Massif Central historical data/form
9 (9)
211-10
T

Dubai Future (GB) 14

b c Dubawi - Anjaz (Street Cry)

Has won at this Course
C
4 8-9
99

Useful colt. Course winner. Two wins from 3 runs last year. Latest win here in January. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (11/2) at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago.

Useful colt. Course winner. Two wins from 3 runs last year. Latest win here in January. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap (11/2) at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago.

Dubai Future historical data/form

SECRET ADVISOR won the Melrose in 2017 and was victorious for the first time since then when scooping a C&D Listed handicap on his Carnival bow four weeks ago. Charlie Appleby's charge is expected to remain competitive in this higher grade, with William Buick taking over in the saddle an obvious positive for him. Stablemate Dubhe, third behind the selection last time, has viable place claims. However, on these terms, Spanish Mission, winner of the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket last summer, is considered a bigger threat.

6

17:25 Meydan (Dubai) (3YO plus)

Curlin Stakes Sponsored By Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - Listed Handicap - Dirt

1m 2f

Winner 352,292AED - 12 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
2521-10
T

Grand Argentier (FR) 35

bay g Palace Episode - Ashkadima (Ashkalani)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
8 8-10 (ow 1) v
99 1

4-time course winner. Latest win here in January. 14/1, 18¾ lengths eleventh of 15 to George Villiers in handicap at this C&D 35 days ago.

4-time course winner. Latest win here in January. 14/1, 18¾ lengths eleventh of 15 to George Villiers in handicap at this C&D 35 days ago.

Grand Argentier historical data/form
2 (2)
8514-31
T

George Villiers (IRE) 35

b h Dubawi - Comic (Be My Chief)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
5 8-7 b
96

Five wins from 17 Flat runs. Career best when winning 15-runner handicap (10/1) over C&D 35 days ago, suited by strong pace. Sound follow-up claims.

Five wins from 17 Flat runs. Career best when winning 15-runner handicap (10/1) over C&D 35 days ago, suited by strong pace. Sound follow-up claims.

George Villiers historical data/form
3 (3)
825447/
T

Barreesh (IRE) 728

ch g Giant's Causeway - Astrologie (Polish Precedent)

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

Fifteen runs since last win in 2015. Visored for 1st time, 16 lengths seventh of 11 to Rare Rhythm in Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan (14f, good, 100/1). Off 24 months. Down in trip.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2015. Visored for 1st time, 16 lengths seventh of 11 to Rare Rhythm in Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan (14f, good, 100/1). Off 24 months. Down in trip.

Barreesh historical data/form
4 (4)
10324-0
T

Today (BUL) 42

ch g Drosselmeyer - Gone Goodbye (Gone for Real)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-7 (ow 1)
96 1

40/1, last of 16 in handicap at this course (8f) 42 days ago. Back up in trip. Bit to prove now.

40/1, last of 16 in handicap at this course (8f) 42 days ago. Back up in trip. Bit to prove now.

Today historical data/form
5 (5)
96144-4
T

Parsimony (USA) 35

gr/ c Dominus - Lil Cora Tee (Lil E. Tee)

4 8-10
99

One win from 21 Flat runs. Good 4 lengths fourth of 15 to George Villiers in handicap over C&D (22/1) 35 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Merits consideration.

One win from 21 Flat runs. Good 4 lengths fourth of 15 to George Villiers in handicap over C&D (22/1) 35 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Merits consideration.

Parsimony historical data/form
6 (6)
3339-24
T

Ambassadorial (USA) 14

b g Elusive Quality - Tactfully (Discreet Cat)

6 9-6
109

Below form 11 lengths fourth of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes (8/1) at this course (8f) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

Below form 11 lengths fourth of 8 to Capezzano in Firebreak Stakes (8/1) at this course (8f) 14 days ago. Up in trip.

Ambassadorial historical data/form
7 (7)
2117-03
T

Great King (USA) 35

b h Majestic Warrior - Margaret Smile

Has won at this Distance
D
6 8-6
95

100/1, good 3 lengths third of 15 to George Villiers in handicap at this C&D 35 days ago. Each-way claims here.

100/1, good 3 lengths third of 15 to George Villiers in handicap at this C&D 35 days ago. Each-way claims here.

Great King historical data/form
8 (8)
7611-54
T

Assimilation (IRE) 28

b g Xtension - Park Glen (Tagula)

4 8-5
94

Three wins from 11 runs last year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in December. 13/2, bit below form fourth of 9 in handicap at this course (8f) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Has work to do.

Three wins from 11 runs last year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in December. 13/2, bit below form fourth of 9 in handicap at this course (8f) 28 days ago. Up in trip. Has work to do.

Assimilation historical data/form
9 (9)
871-700
T

Tried And True (USA) 20

b g Medaglia d'Oro - Dearly (Rahy)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
8 8-5 v
94

3-time C&D winner. Latest win here in November. 5/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Jebel Ali (9.7f) 20 days ago. Others have achieved more.

3-time C&D winner. Latest win here in November. 5/1, below form tenth of 16 in handicap at Jebel Ali (9.7f) 20 days ago. Others have achieved more.

Tried And True historical data/form
10 (10)
12771-9
T

Baengmunbaekdap (USA) 42

b g Tapizar - Shining Victory

Has won at this Distance
D
5 8-8
97

Three wins from 11 runs last year. 50/1, below form ninth of 16 in handicap at this course (8f) 42 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Three wins from 11 runs last year. 50/1, below form ninth of 16 in handicap at this course (8f) 42 days ago. Back up in trip. Needs a couple of these to falter.

Baengmunbaekdap historical data/form
11 (11)
33/2144-
T

Dehbashi (USA) 112

b g Blame - Fiscal Policy

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 8-6 b
95

4-time C&D winner. Creditable 1¾ lengths fourth of 8 to Tried And True in handicap (9/2) over C&D in November. Not taken lightly on return to action.

4-time C&D winner. Creditable 1¾ lengths fourth of 8 to Tried And True in handicap (9/2) over C&D in November. Not taken lightly on return to action.

Dehbashi historical data/form
12 (12)
15111-2
T

Red Cactus (USA) 21

ch c Hard Spun - Strut The Canary

4 8-11
100

Four wins from 8 runs last year. Good second of 11 in handicap (33/1) at Meydan (9f, good) 21 days ago, suited by way race developed. Others more persuasive.

Four wins from 8 runs last year. Good second of 11 in handicap (33/1) at Meydan (9f, good) 21 days ago, suited by way race developed. Others more persuasive.

Red Cactus historical data/form

GEORGE VILLIERS travelled smoothly when landing a C&D handicap last month and a 4lb rise for that victory is unlikely to prevent Satish Seemar's charge from mounting another bold bid from his low draw. Grand Argentier has won twice at the Carnival already, though he has plenty of work to do with the selection, as well as Great King (third) and Parsimony (fourth), having finished down the field behind those rivals here five weeks ago. Grade dropper Ambassadorial could thus emerge as the principal threat following a good fourth behind Capezzano in the Firebreak.

7

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

District One Residence (Div 2) - Handicap - Turf

1m 2f

Winner 271,768AED - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (11)
32/35-64
T

Zaman (GB) 35

bay g Dutch Art - Wake Up Call (Noverre)

Has won at this Course
C
5 9-6 b
106

Course winner. Creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good to firm, 9/1) 35 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Course winner. Creditable fourth of 16 in handicap at this course (12f, good to firm, 9/1) 35 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Zaman historical data/form
2 (10)
9144-52
T

Gm Hopkins (GB) 28

b g Dubawi - Varsity (Lomitas)

9 9-3 t
103

Creditable ¾-length second of 14 to American Graffiti in handicap (33/1) at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago, closing all way to line.

Creditable ¾-length second of 14 to American Graffiti in handicap (33/1) at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago, closing all way to line.

Gm Hopkins historical data/form
3 (6)
112-25
T

Simsir (IRE) 28

b g Zoffany - Simawa (Anabaa)

Has won at this Distance
D
4 8-13
101 2

Promising type. Two wins from 3 runs last year. 6/4, respectable 3 lengths fifth of 14 to American Graffiti in handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago. Should have more to offer.

Promising type. Two wins from 3 runs last year. 6/4, respectable 3 lengths fifth of 14 to American Graffiti in handicap at this C&D (good to firm) 28 days ago. Should have more to offer.

Simsir historical data/form
4 (5)
4544-77
T

Learn By Heart (GB) 14

b h Frankel - Memory (Danehill Dancer)

5 8-11
97

Respectable seventh of 16 in handicap (33/1) at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago. Needs to up his game.

Respectable seventh of 16 in handicap (33/1) at this course (12f, good) 14 days ago. Needs to up his game.

Learn By Heart historical data/form
5 (2)
0/540-93
T

Stylehunter (GB) 14

ch g Raven's Pass - Sunday Bess (Deep Impact)

Has won at this Distance
D