giovedì 9 dicembre 2014. MEYDAN (UAE). Risultati della giornata a seguire nell’articolo. I vincitori sono stati: Ahtoug, Busker, Fulbright, Mushreq, Shuruq, Anaerobio. Inoltre le ultime news dal Quartier Generale Godolphin


3:05 - Longines Master Collection (Handicap) (Turf)

5f, £43,373.49

Ahtoug 6/1 
Hototo 20/1 
Desert Law 20/1 

15 ran Distances: ½l, 1¼l, nk
TIME 57.62s (fast by 0.38s)

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

CSF: 130.66
EX 124.10
TRIFECTA: 2308.90
TRICAST: 2277.22 WIN: 8.30
PL: 2.70, 3.70, 6.00.

3:40 - Longines Saint Imier (Handicap) (Tapeta)

1m1½f, £39,759.04

Busker 12/1 
Layali Al Andalus 16/1 
Ottoman Empire 10/1 

10 ran Distances: 1¼l, nk, 1¼l
TIME 2m 0.63s (slow by 4.63s)

Jockey: A De Vries
Trainer: A bin Harmash

CSF: 191.38
EX 180.80
TRIFECTA: 4123.40
TRICAST: 1997.43 WIN: 11.40
PL: 2.90, 8.70, 3.10.

4:15 - Longines Dolce Vita (Handicap) (Tapeta)

7f, £39,759.04

Fulbright 6/1 
Modern History 20/1 
Bertiewhittle 13/2 

NR: Alnashmy (FR), Final Button(SAF), Kaiss (USA), Spirit Of Battle(USA)

14 ran Distances: ½l, ¾l, 1¾l
TIME 1m 23.90s (slow by 0.30s)

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

CSF: 130.67
EX 111.70
TRIFECTA: 1131.80
TRICAST: 827.02 WIN: 8.00
PL: 2.50, 4.40, 2.30.


4:50 - Singspiel Stakes Presented by Longines Prima Luna (Listed Race) (Turf)

1m1f, £54,216.87

Mushreq 7/2F 
Gabrial 10/1 
Artigiano 11/2 

NR: Elleval (IRE)

12 ran Distances: 1¼l, ½l, 1¼l
TIME 1m 50.32s (slow by 0.92s)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan
Trainer: M F De Kock

CSF: 39.40
EX 66.70
TRIFECTA: 322.70
827.02 WIN: 5.10
PL: 1.80, 4.40, 2.40.

5:25 - Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 Presented By Longines (Group 2) (Tapeta)

1m, £90,361.45

Shuruq 11/2 
Empire Storm 25/1 
Brendan Brackan 6/1 

10 ran Distances: ¾l, shd, 1¼l
TIME 1m 35.84s (slow by 0.14s)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

CSF: 135.10
EX 121.70
TRIFECTA: 1601.30
WIN: 6.50
PL: 1.60, 6.70, 2.60.

6:00 - Longines Conquest Classic (Handicap) (Turf)

7f, £43,373.49

Anaerobio 6/1 
Iguazu Falls 16/1 
Dafeef 40/1 
Roi De Vitesse 20/1 

NR: Jaasoos (IRE)

16 ran Distances: 1¾l, ¾l, ½l
TIME 1m 23.09s (fast by 0.11s)

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon
Trainer: M F De Kock

Placepot: Part won. £5421.90 to a £1 stake. Pool of £7427.38 – 0.60 winning tickets. Pool of £2970.95 carried over to Meydan Thursday 16th Jan.Quadpot: £166.10 to a £1 stake. Pool of £897.99 – 4.00 winning tickets.

fonte: RacingPost

Saeed bin Suroor

Saeed bin Suroor: sent out Group 2 winner Shuruq

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Shuruq back to her best for Meydan win


Report: UAE, Thursday

Meydan: Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 Presented By Longines (Group 2) 1m, Tapeta, 3yo+

A RETURN to Tapeta brought about a return in form for Shuruqas last season’s UAE Oaks winner bounced back to her best with a win in Round 1 of the Al Maktoum challenge.

The four-year-old failed to win in three starts in Britain last year, being well beaten in a Listed race at Yarmouth on her most recent start, but she left that form well behind on her return to Dubai.

Empire Storm, making his debut for Michael Attwater ran an absolute blinder to finish second, just holding on from the Ger Lyons-trained Brendan Brackan for that position.

Silvestre de Sousa was happy to keep his mount towards the rear and although the field did not go much of a gallop with Kieren Fallon finding himself up front alone on Empire State, Shuruq was still able to pick up in fine style racing down the Meydan straight, sweeping down the centre of the track to hit the front near the line.

“I was quite happy to sit behind the leaders,” said de Sousa. “She did it in good fashion and she loves the surface. I think she should improve for that run.”

Shuruq, trained by Saeed bin Suroor was returned an 11-2 chance with the British bookmakers who made Steeler, the fourth horse home the 3-1 favourite. 

Steeler was one of 22 horses banned for racing last year as part of the drugs scandal which hit Godolphin and ran a creditable race on his first start for 439 days.

fonte: RacingPost

Latest News



Posted 09 January 2014, 19:25 GMT

Shuruq captured the feature race, the Group Two Al Maktoum Challenge Round One Presented By Longines, and gave Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor their ninth victory in the contest.

Artigiano's Singspiel Third


Posted 09 January 2014, 18:47 GMT

Artigiano returned to racing after more than a year off to finish third in the Listed Singspiel Stakes Presented By Longines Prima Luna at Meydan, Dubai, on Thursday, January 9.

Storming Success For Fulbright


Posted 09 January 2014, 17:53 GMT

Trainer Charlie Appleby’s excellent start to the Dubai World Cup Carnival continued with Fulbright running on strongly to beat stable companion Modern History in the Longines Dolce Vita Handicap.

Ahtoug Strikes First At Dubai World Cup Carnival


Posted 09 January 2014, 16:16 GMT

Trainer Charlie Appleby enjoyed success with his very first runner at the Dubai World Cup Carnival as Ahtoug posted a cosy victory in the Longines Master Collection Handicap at Meydan, Dubai, on Thursday, January 9.

fonte: Godolphin