March 11 / 12.30 Jebel Ali

12.30

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Jebel Ali Sprint (Listed Race) (Dirt)

  • Prize money: £67720.09
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Jebel Ali Sprint (Listed Race) (Dirt)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Dirt

Weather:

25/1 (Won)

Form: 14-189

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Dual winner this season at Meydan and Sharjah (6f-7f); lightly raced and may still be progressing but unlikely he has the speed for this test.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

3

(9)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Road Bloc

9st 2lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: Osama Refai

in rear, soon detached and outpaced

10/1

5th

2

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Meydan

Road Bloc

9st 8lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: Osama Refai

led, pressed 3f out, only gave best final furlong

7/1

6th

6

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Fast

1m 0f 0y

15:50 Meydan

Road Bloc

9st 0lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: Osama Refai

in touch, wide, folded tamely 3f out

50/1

11/2

Form: 09-901 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Beat Royal Commando in C&D prep a month ago; that was only his second run at 5f so he's open to improvement, but time was nothing special.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

15

(14)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Story Of Light

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: A bin Harmash

midfield, weakened

20/1

3rd

8

(1)

20th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Story Of Light

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: A bin Harmash

in touch, every chance 2f out, kept on

2/1

5th

4

(6)

5th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:40 Meydan

Story Of Light

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: A bin Harmash

midfield, ran on late, nearest finish

20/1

9/1

Form: 682-36

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Fast type who has been below his best this season but did finish second over C&D behind the smart Colour Up three starts ago; likely to give a bold showing from the front.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(5)

9th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 6f 0y

17:35 Meydan

Meshakel

9st 11lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

close up, led 2 1/2f out, always doing just enough

16/1

7th

7

(7)

12th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Meydan

Meshakel

9st 3lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

midfield, wide, folded tamely

9/1

9th

5

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Fast

0m 7f 0y

11:45 Jebel Ali

Meshakel

9st 5lb

J: Xavier Ziani

T: S bin Ghadayer

helped force pace, headed 2f out, weakened

20/1

Form: 3-9191 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Third in this in 2020, seventh 2021; won C&D handicap latest; contender.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

(4)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Leading Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

held up on far rail, headway 2f out, ran on strongly, nearest finish

10/1

2nd

7

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Leading Spirit

9st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: B Seemar

in touch, no room over 2f out, picked up well to take second once clear final furlong, hung right late

6/1

1st

3

(7)

10th Nov 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Meydan

Leading Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

prominent, travelled well, led and quickened clear 2f out, closed down late but always holding on

7/1

Form: 8-0145 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won 6f turf handicap at Meydan and run well in two starts since; tries this track for the first time; interesting.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

16th

13

(2)

5th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:40 Meydan

Celtic Voyager

8st 13lb

J: L Van Rensburg

T: Mohammad Mardood

tracked pace, ridden and stopped quickly 3f out (post-race vet exam revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils)

25/1

10th

4

(10)

22nd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Celtic Voyager

9st 0lb

J: L Van Rensburg

T: Mohammad Mardood

midfield, weakened over 2f out

50/1

5th

2

(9)

11th Mar 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

12:30 Jebel Ali

Celtic Voyager

9st 1lb

J: Francois Herholdt

T: Mohammad Mardood

tracked leaders, ran on same pace final 3f

14/1

6th
9 (11)
Shamlaan

33/1

Form: 368-55 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Five-time 5f winner in Britain; shaped okay in two local starts (dirt/turf) but hard to see him winning this.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

3

(10)

30th Dec 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

11:00 Jebel Ali

Shamlaan

9st 8lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

reared at start and lost many lengths, rider lost irons, took no competitive part

9/1

5th

3

(8)

2nd Dec 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:15 Jebel Ali

Shamlaan

9st 8lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

waited with, travelled strongly, progress over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

12/1

9th

10

(3)

10th Nov 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Meydan

Shamlaan

9st 0lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: B Seemar

midfield, raced freely, weakened final 1 1/2f

12/1

7th
1 (13)
Al Tariq

12/1

Form: 404-00 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won this in 2021; below best in three starts this season, including beaten 19l in G3 (6f) at Meydan latest.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

(2)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Al Tariq

9st 0lb

J: Sam Hitchcott

T: Doug Watson

midfield, ridden over 2f out, stuck to task

16/1

2nd

1

(5)

20th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Al Tariq

9st 0lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Doug Watson

close up, ridden 3f out, stuck to task

7/4

2nd

4

(9)

22nd Dec 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

18:10 Meydan

Al Tariq

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Doug Watson

prominent, challenged strongly from 3f out, led final 110yds, headed close home

10/1

8th
13 (5)
Zawaaya

20/1

Form: 2630-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Made an eyecatching local/dirt debut when travelling well before fading into fourth (behind Vasari and Royal Commando) at Meydan (6f) latest; that was promising but this will be tougher on 5f debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

16

(5)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Zawaaya

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: B Seemar

midfield, never on terms

25/1

4th

9

(3)

20th Jan 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Zawaaya

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

prominent, every chance 2f out, weakened

14/1

11th

12

(3)

5th Jan 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

14:40 Meydan

Zawaaya

9st 0lb

J: Tadhg O’Shea

T: B Seemar

prominent early, weakened final 2f

14/1

Form: 36-623 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Second to Story Of Light in 5f prep for this race; ran well when third, beaten 6.5l, at Meydan (6f) since; has adapted well to UAE life/dirt; major player.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

(8)

11th Mar 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

12:30 Jebel Ali

Royal Commando

9st 1lb

J: Royston Ffrench

T: S bin Ghadayer

never better than mid-division

8/1

3rd

1

(6)

24th Feb 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Royal Commando

9st 11lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

tracked leaders, ran on same pace final 3f

7/2

2nd

7

(5)

11th Feb 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

12:00 Jebel Ali

Royal Commando

9st 0lb

J: Mickael Barzalona

T: S bin Ghadayer

tracked leaders, ran on well final 2f

5/1

7/4

Form: 4/17-9 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won this last year; light campaign this time but ran well when only beaten 4 3/4l in G2 (5f) latest; that should put him spot on and looks the one to beat if whatever delayed his season doesn't reappear.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:30 Jebel Ali

Khuzaam

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Doug Watson

midfield, one pace

14/1

16th

12

(13)

3rd Dec 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:45 Abu Dhabi

Khuzaam

9st 0lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: Doug Watson

33/1

Form: 2-2876

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in Uruguay (6.5f-7f); ran well when third over 6f on turf on local debut but hasn't really built on that and well held over 7f latest; tough task against elders.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(10)

2nd Dec 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:15 Jebel Ali

Fast-Uno

9st 7lb

J: Jose L Da Silva

T: J Olascoaga

chased leaders, weakened final furlong

20/1

8th

9

(5)

10th Nov 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

17:00 Meydan

Fast-Uno

9st 0lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: J Olascoaga

led, headed 2f out, weakened

16/1

11th

14

(10)

11th Mar 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

12:30 Jebel Ali

Fast-Uno

9st 0lb

J: Jose L Da Silva

T: A Cintra Pereira

never near to challenge

33/1

12th
11 (2)
Vasari

10/1

Form: 0641-2 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Likeable sprinter whose three local wins include here over 6f; unplaced only try at 5f (second career start) but remains in good form (second to progressive rival latest) and can't be ruled out.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

11

(2)

11th Mar 2023

Fast

0m 5f 0y

12:30 Jebel Ali

Vasari

9st 1lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: M Al Mheiri

never better than mid-division

10/1

2nd

8

(2)

24th Feb 2023

Fast

0m 6f 0y

14:35 Meydan

Vasari

9st 2lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: M Al Mheiri

mid-division, ran on well final 2f, no chance with winner

7/2

4

(6)

17th Dec 2022

Fast

0m 5f 0y

11:15 Jebel Ali

Vasari

9st 2lb

J: Antonio Fresu

T: M Al Mheiri

Won 6f maiden here; good as ever when winning strong 6f handicap at Meydan three weeks ago; goes off 5lb higher mark and tries 5f for just the second time, but has to be considered.

6/1

OUR TIP

20/1

Form: /650-0

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
G3 winner in France; well beaten on both starts for this stable and hard to see him winning on first start at this distance.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:00 Abu Dhabi

Erasmo

9st 0lb

J: Jules Mobian

T: R Bouresly

prominent, took keen hold, every chance and upsides 2f out, weakened final furlong

11th

6

(12)

22nd Dec 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

14:05 Meydan

Erasmo

9st 0lb

J: Omar Salas

T: R Bouresly

midfield, isolated in centre, weakened 2f out

33/1

Form: /00-00

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
One-time Derby contender for Charlie Appleby who is yet to run over shorter than 7f; this seems a bizarre task for him but does have pace if breaking on terms.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

15

(11)

16th Feb 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

15:15 Meydan

Wirko

9st 5lb

J: Omar Salas

T: R Bouresly

chased leaders, ridden 3f out, folded tamely

33/1

10th

6

(16)

5th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

18:10 Meydan

Wirko

9st 5lb

J: Oscar Chavez

T: R Bouresly

veered right start, in rear, forced very wide bend, no threat

33/1

11th

10

(6)

22nd Dec 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Wirko

9st 0lb

J: Omar Salas

T: R Bouresly

led, headed 3f out, weakened quickly

100/1

Non-runners

Wirko