November 25 / 17.30 Meydan

17.30 Meydan

Fast

Longines Spirit Collection (Handicap) (Dirt)

  • Prize money: £10563.38
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Longines Spirit Collection (Handicap) (Dirt)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Dirt

Weather:

8/1 (Won)

Form: 6-8412

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won 7f Jebel Ali maiden in March and ran on from last of ten for second in 6f handicap here on reappearance; this trip may help him.
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1st

12

(12)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Street Mood

9st 2lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: M Al Mheiri

mid-division, smooth progress 3f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead close home

8/1

2nd

1

(6)

11th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 6f 0y

15:45 Meydan

Street Mood

9st 11lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: M Al Mheiri

raced in last, ran on very well final 2f, nearest finish

8/1

Form: -65991 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won 1m AW race when trained in Britain and was a clear winner of 7f dirt handicap here on reappearance; should go well again.
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2nd

1

(6)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Western Symphony

9st 11lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

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

5/2

1st

7

(5)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Meydan

Western Symphony

9st 1lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

chased leaders, led 2 1/2f out, ran on well, easily

11/2

Form: 403-00 D

Last run: 258 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Winless in UAE and lacks a recent run; unappealing.
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3rd

14

(8)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Miami Joy

9st 0lb

J: Jose Aparecido da Silva

T: Ismail Mohammed

mid-division, chased leaders, ran on well final 2f

33/1

10/1

Form: 6-1 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Ex-US; 50-1 winner of 7f maiden here on recent UAE debut (time slower than Western Symphony on same card); potentially has more to give.
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4th

10

(2)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Road Bloc

9st 4lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Osama Refai

soon led, headed 4 1/2f out, one pace after

10/1

1st

5

(7)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:10 Meydan

Road Bloc

9st 2lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: Osama Refai

tracked leaders, led 2 1/2f out, ran on well

20/1

Form: -53428 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Three 1m dirt wins in US; twice placed at Jebel Ali since coming to UAE; unplaced favourite there on reappearance (stumbled start, hung left) but may be fitter now and the switch to Meydan could help him.
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5th

4

(1)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

American Dancer

9st 7lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Doug Watson

slowly into stride, chased leaders, kept on same pace final 2 1/2f

16/1

Form: -41622 D BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in 7f-1m handicaps here both starts this season including when behind Western Symphony; wide draw no help this time.
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6th

6

(14)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Tahdeed

9st 7lb

J: Jean Van Overmeire

T: Michael Costa

slowly into stride, never near to challenge but kept on final 2 1/2f

8/1

2nd

2

(7)

11th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Tahdeed

9st 10lb

J: Jean Van Overmeire

T: Michael Costa

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

5/2

2nd

3

(2)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Meydan

Tahdeed

9st 6lb

J: Jean Van Overmeire

T: Michael Costa

tracked leaders, every chance 2f out, ran on well final 1 1/2f, no chance with winner

5/1

7/1

Form: /038-1

Last run: 286 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Short-head winner of 7f Jebel Ali maiden in February on first UAE start; can probably build on that.
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7th

7

(9)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Ebnzaidoon

9st 5lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Doug Watson

never near to challenge but kept on final 2f

7/1

Form: 287052

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Two 6f-7f wins at Jebel Ali and short-head second in 1m handicap there latest; also effective here; chance.
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8th

8

(5)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Hyde Park

9st 5lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

tracked leader, led 4 1/2f out, headed and weakened final 2 1/2f

14/1

2nd

4

(6)

5th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

13:30 Jebel Ali

Hyde Park

9st 3lb

J: Xavier Ziani

T: S bin Ghadayer

soon led, clear 3 1/2f out, ran on gamely but headed near line

11/2

12/1

Form: 285-55

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Maiden; has run okay over 7f on both UAE starts but more needed from wide draw.
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9th

16

(13)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Al Jaddaf

8st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: A bin Harmash

never better than mid-division

12/1

5th

1

(8)

11th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

15:10 Meydan

Al Jaddaf

9st 6lb

J: Saif Al Balushi

T: A bin Harmash

tracked leader, ran on well final 2f but held

8/1

OUR TIP

6/1

Form: 54-132

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Got behind before running on for well-held second in 6f handicap here with blinkers added on return; should be suited by this step back up in trip and must be considered even if the stable jockey prefers Tahdeed.
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10th

3

(11)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Nibraas

9st 8lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Michael Costa

never near to challenge

6/1

2nd

3

(5)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 6f 0y

18:30 Meydan

Nibraas

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Michael Costa

never near to challenge but ran on well final 2 1/2f, nearest finish

5/1

Form: 0-0805 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Winless in UAE; didn't run badly on recent reappearance but still doesn't appeal from wide draw.
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11th

15

(15)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Mind Mapping

8st 13lb

J: Abdul Aziz Al Balushi

T: Hamad Al Marar

never near to challenge

50/1

5th

6

(2)

11th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 1f 110y

16:55 Meydan

Mind Mapping

9st 0lb

J: A Paiva

T: Hamad Al Marar

slowly into stride, always mid-division

66/1

Form: 23-600

Last run: 267 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Tailed off when switched to dirt here in March and absent since; probably best watched under apprentice on return; headgear off; newly gelded.
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12th

9

(10)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

My Swallow

9st 5lb

J: Marcelino Rodrigues

T: M Al Mheiri

slowly into stride, always in rear

33/1

20/1

Form: 8-1773 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won C&D handicap in February but well-beaten third behind Western Symphony and Tahdeed over 7f on return; now blinkered.
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13th

11

(7)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Perfect Balance

9st 3lb

J: Connor Planas

T: B Seemar

never near to challenge

20/1

3rd

1

(4)

4th Nov 2022

Fast

0m 7f 0y

16:45 Meydan

Perfect Balance

9st 10lb

J: C Planas

T: B Seemar

tracked leaders, ran on same pace final 2 1/2f

10/1

14th
5 (4)
Junooh

50/1

Form: 5212/

Last run: 1136 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
1m2f turf winner for Sir Michael Stoute in Britain in 2019; sold for 17,000AED in 2021; makes no appeal following three-year absence.
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14th

5

(4)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Junooh

9st 7lb

J: Allaia Tiar

T: Q Aboud

never near to challenge

50/1

12/1

Form: -40421 D

Last run: 156 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Three 1m AW/turf wins for Karl Burke in Britain, including when last seen in June; sold for 78,000gns in July; not really bred for dirt but sire has had winners here; can't be ruled out.
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15th

2

(3)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Invincibly

9st 8lb

J: Richard Mullen

T: R Bouresly

never better than mid-division

12/1

Form: 2/081- D

Last run: 378 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Absent since winning 1m Jebel Ali handicap under Adrie de Vries a year ago, although that came after 238 days off; still, widest draw no help.
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13

(16)

25th Nov 2022

Fast

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Meydan

Final Rock

9st 0lb

J: Adrie de Vries

T: R Bouresly

in rear pulled up 3 1/2f out

20/1