26.03.16

Dubai-World-cup-2016-480x360

MEYDAN

RACE 5

Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Meydan Hotels & Hospitality

18:10

Group I

1000M (5F) – Turf

USD 1,000,000

Weather: Fine

Track Condition:Good

Rail Position:True

1st 600,000 4th 50,000
2nd 200,000 5th 30,000
3rd 100,000

What time is the Al Quoz on?

1810 – Local

0010 – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart

2340 – Adelaide, Darwin

2210 – Perth

 

1(1)

Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

NAADIRR (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 17 (3-5-1)

Owner: Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum

Trainer: M Botti

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 110

 

2(2)

Godolphin

JUNGLE CAT (IRE) 4 yrs. Bay C 12 (2-4-3)

Owner: Godolphin

Trainer: C Appleby

Jockey: William Buick

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 112

3(3)

North Hills Co Ltd

BEL CANTO (JPN) 5 yrs. Ch M 16 (5-1-0)

Owner: North Hills Co Ltd

Trainer: K Tsunoda

Jockey: Yutaka Take

Weight: 55.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 108

4(4)

Matthew Wong Leung Pak

NOT LISTENIN’TOME (AUS) 5 yrs. Bay G 21 (7-3-4)

Owner: Matthew Wong Leung Pak

Trainer: J Moore

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 118

 

5(5)

Huang Kai Wen

PENIAPHOBIA (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 24 (10-6-4)

Owner: Huang Kai Wen

Trainer: T Cruz

Jockey: Joao Moreira

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 119

6(6)

Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

ERTIJAAL (IRE) 5 yrs. Bay G 15 (7-1-1)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: A Al Raihe

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 116

7(7)

Mrs Sabena Power

SOLE POWER (GB) 9 yrs. Br G 55 (12-7-7)

Owner: Mrs Sabena Power

Trainer: E Lynam

Jockey: Christopher Hayes

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 118

 

8(8)

J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley

GOLDREAM (GB) 7 yrs. Br G 34 (7-6-5)

Owner: J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley

Trainer: R Cowell

Jockey: Martin Harley

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 116

9(9)

Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al

BUFFERING (AUS) 8 yrs. Bay G 51 (19-9-8)

Owner: Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al

Trainer: R Heathcote

Jockey: Damian Browne

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 115

 

10(10)

Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

MUTHMIR (IRE) 6 yrs. Bay G 16 (5-2-3)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: W Haggas

Jockey: Dane O’Neill

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 115

 

11(11)

Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

FITYAAN (GB) 8 yrs. Bay G 41 (5-10-3)

Owner: Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Trainer: M Al Muhairi

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 110

 

12(12)

Paul Wildes

SIR MAXIMILIAN (IRE) 7 yrs. Bay G 34 (8-5-5)

Owner: Paul Wildes

Trainer: I Williams

Jockey: Patrick Dobbs

Weight: 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating: 112

 

13(13)

Ranlo Investments, LLC

LADY SHIPMAN (USA) 4 yrs. Ch F 13 (9-2-2)

Owner: Ranlo Investments, LLC

Trainer: K McLaughlin

Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr

 

It’s a truly international field that’s been assembled for the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint @ Meydan Racecourse on Dubai World Cup night (26 March). It contains 5x local UAE horses, 2x Hong Kong gallopers, 2x United Kingdom sprinters and one representative each for Australia, USA, Ireland and Japan.


1.NAADIR (UAE)Sh Mohd bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
 20-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Not straightforward, but ran well in good company after being gelded last summer. Better than ever when second in 6f handicap last time, though work cut out in this company back at the minimum trip.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Only an average beginner. Gets back in behind the speed and runs on. More a dour type than a horse with a brilliant turn of foot.

 

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

 

 

2.JUNGLE CAT (UAE)Godolphin 20-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Smart juvenile and though didn’t get going last year, proved better than ever when winning 6f handicap here in January. Beaten a nose by Fityaan in C&D Meydan Sprint 3 weeks ago, and not dismissed.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: On pacer who has a high cruising speed and isn’t afraid of a true staying test. Runs a very strong 5f.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

3.BEL CANTO (JAPAN)North Hills Co Ltd 33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Japanese mare, multiple winner at Group level on home soil, including twice last August (5f-6f). Comes here after 4 months off and this test should suit, but significant improvement required still.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Bold on-pacer who jumps and runs, before trying to find a kick.

LAST 2 RUNS;

http://web-cache.stream.ne.jp/web/jra/onetag/sub/player.html?movie=jra_seiseki/2015/1129/201505080912&ua=4

 

 

4.NOT LISTENIN’TOME (HK)Matthew Wong Leung Pak 7-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Taken form to new levels this season, 3-3 over 5f at Sha Tin, twice in Group 3’s and also handicap latest. Third to Peniaphobia in Hong Kong Sprint in December and big player with Ryan Moore booked.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Travels strongly in the run, with a tendency to over-race. Generally settles just backward of mid-field with cover. Has a short sharp sprint, but it is very powerful.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

5.PENIAPHOBIA (HK)Huang Kai Wen 13-2

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Runner-up to Sole Power in this last year and typical standing dish at top level in Hong Kong since, better than ever when winning Hong Kong Sprint in December (6f) and third in Group 1 there latest.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: On pace runner who likes to roll along. Able to find another gear even when leading at good clip.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

 

6.ERTIJAAL (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 3-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Drop to 5f has worked the oracle this season, and has looked high-class when blitzing rivals in pair of C&D handicaps this Carnival. Plenty of competition for the lead, but entitled to major respect.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Fast beginner who takes advantage of his gate speed and races on speed. Has a high cruising speed but ups the anti mid-race to get rivals off the bit and chasing. Able to sustain burst of speed right through the finishing wire.

 

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

7.SOLE POWER (IRE) Mrs Sabena Power 13-2

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Ended Dubai hoodoo when winning this last year, and arguably shaped best when narrow third to Fityaan/Jungle Cat in prep for this 3 weeks ago. Will get race run to suit and bold bid likely again.

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Get back run on type. Always reliant on luck by virtue of his race pattern. Takes plenty of riding but once he finds top gear possesses a powerful turn of foot.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

 

8.GOLDREAM (UK)J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley  14-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Had fine 2015, won Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and Prix De L’Abbaye at Longchamp. Ordinary return in C&D Group 3 won by Fityaan last time, but that should leave him spot on for this

 

VIDEO COMMENT: Good beginner who likes to race just in behind pace. Has a sustained sprint that allows rider to put the acid on his opponents early.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

9.BUFFERING (AUS) Mrs V Heathcote, S Krslovic, C Moore et al 10-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: High-class Australian sprinter over the years and not far off very best of late, won pair of Group 1’s in October/November and added valuable 6.5f event at Gold Coast latest. Can give a good account.

VIDEO COMMENT: Good beginner. High cruising speed that allows jockey Browne to put the pressure on rivals mid-race and have them off the bit chasing him. Runs a strong 6f. Finds best form when locked in a fight late.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

10.MUTHMIR (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 8-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Won twice at Group 2 level last term and also third to Goldream in King’s Stand/L’Abbaye. Fair return last month and though Hanagan understandably prefers Ertijaal, this test ought to prove ideal.

VIDEO COMMENT: OK beginner. Races off speed. Possesses strong dash when let go in straight.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

11.FITTYAAN (UAE)Sh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum 33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Often not far away in Carnival handicaps over the years, but improved out of sight when narrowly getting the better of Jungle Cat/Sole Power in Group 3 last time. Hard to see him confirming the form.

VIDEO COMMENT: On speed galloper who only has one speed but gives all.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

12.SIR MAXIMILLIAN (UK) Paul Wildes  33-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Group 3 Meydan Sprint winner last term, and after impressively landing handicap was a respectable fourth in same race latest. Will get race run to suit, but majority call is he’ll come up short.

VIDEO COMMENT: Jumps and settles well, usually about midfield. OK turn of foot, but not brilliant.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

13.LADY SHIPMAN (USA)Ranlo Investments, LLC  16-1

TIMEFORM COMMENT: Most consistent filly, won 9 of 13 starts in US and placed all other occasions, notably neck runner-up in Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in November. Easily landed prep last month and should go well.

VIDEO COMMENT: On pacer. Leads at good clip and gives all. No turn of foot.

LAST 2 RUNS;

 

 

N/A

 

RACE OVERVIEW

Plenty of speed engaged meaning it will be a strongly run race. Bar, Sole Power, all the chances are amongst those who will be making the speed. Thus it’ll likely come down to who’s the toughest at the end of 5f. The Australian horse Buffering is notorious for finding when under pressure and engaged in a drive to the line. He has form around Lankan Rupee, Black Caviar and Hay List. If he brings his ‘A’ game he’ll be the one they’ve got too beat. 

 

TIPS

#9 BUFFERING

#5 PENIAPHOBIA

#4 NOT LISTENIN’TOME

#6 ERTIJAAL

#7 SOLE POWER

 

BETS

#9 BUFFERING ~EACH WAY~ @ 10-1