November 25 / 14.35 Meydan

14.35 Meydan

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Graduate Stakes Presented by Longines (Conditions) (Dirt)

  • Prize money: £12072.43
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • 8 runners
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Graduate Stakes Presented by Longines (Conditions) (Dirt)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Dirt

Weather:

9/4 (Won)

Form: 2-2552 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Tends to start a bit slowly; three times runner-up over C&D, including in handicap on recent reappearance; was awkward under pressure then but he may be better for that run.
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1st

3

(6)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Island Rule

9st 1lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: A bin Harmash

raced in rear, ran on well final 1 1/2f, led close home

9/4

2nd

2

(7)

11th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:20 Meydan

Island Rule

9st 5lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: A bin Harmash

tracked leaders, ran on well final 2f but no chance with winner

7/2

OUR TIP

9/4

Form: 3-5160 C BF

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Winning dirt debut in 1m conditions race here in February and ran creditably in Group 3 next time; off since finishing lame at Jebel Ali in March but potentially still has something to offer.
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2nd

2

(2)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Royal Mews

9st 4lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

tracked leaders, led 1 1/2f out ran on well but headed close home

9/4

Form: 2-4373 D

Last run: 251 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Some good runs in defeat last season, including on this track and on reappearance; approaching veteran status now but has to be considered.
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3rd

1

(3)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

On The Warpath

9st 11lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: M Al Mheiri

soon led, headed 1 1/2f out but ran on well close home

9/4

20/1

Form: 05537- BF

Last run: 536 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden for the Gosdens in Britain last year, including in headgear; sold for 100,000AED in September; has loads to find but has joined a decent local trainer and pedigree offers some hope for the switch to dirt.
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4th

7

(1)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Ironside

8st 11lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: M Al Mheiri

always mid-division

20/1

Form: 1-640

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Ex-Saeed Bin Suroor; won 9.4f AW Wolverhampton novice on debut in December but didn't progress in Britain this year; sold for 100,000AED in September; needs clear career best now down in trip and trying dirt for the first time but his breeding offers some encouragement.
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5th

4

(5)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Lost Gold

9st 1lb

J: Saif Al Balushi

T: A bin Harmash

slowly into stride, always in rear

20/1

Form: 073/75

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Off for over two years before two 7f dirt starts this season, showing speed before fading both times; way more needed but he's one of only two runners who's had a recent outing and he may be building fitness.
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6th

6

(8)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Fast Start

8st 11lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

tracked leader until one pace final 1f

20/1

5th

5

(8)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Meydan

Fast Start

9st 2lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

soon led, headed 2 1/2f out, soon beaten

8/1

Form: 219-26 D

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Ex-Charlie Appleby; useful 7f turf winner in Britain, off since poor run at Newmarket in April; sold for 160,000AED in September; looks best just watched for now.
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5

(7)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Private Signal

9st 0lb

J: Connor Planas

T: B Seemar

Ex-Charlie Appleby; useful 7f turf winner in Britain, off since poor run at Newmarket in April; sold for 160,000AED in September; looks best just watched for now.

20/1

Form: 3-

Last run: 344 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third in 1m2f maiden here last December on only previous start (15-2 SP); has potential, but looks stable third string for this return.
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8

(4)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Ode To Duty

8st 11lb

J: Issa Al Balushi

T: A bin Harmash

Third in 1m2f maiden here last December on only previous start (15-2 SP); has potential, but looks stable third string for this return.

20/1

Non-runners

Private Signal, Ode To Duty