Meydan, Riunione di giovedì 6 febbraio 2014. Risultati: vincono Eastern Rules, He’s No Saint, Ihtimal, Excellent Result, Prince Bishop, Mont Ras. In pratica Godolphin ed il trainer bin Suroor hanno celebrato con tre successi la giornata di oggi. Soprattutto la grande vittoria di Ihtimal nelle 1000 Ghinee (UAE). Di seguito i risultati di tutte le corse della Riunione



Posted 06 February 2014, 19:18 GMT


Stable companions Prince Bishop and African Story came first and second in the Group Two Al Maktoum Challenge Round Two Empowered By IPIC which was run in a new course record time over nine and a half furlongs.

Three Winners For Godolphin


Posted 06 February 2014, 18:38 GMT

Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor celebrated with three winners at Meydan on the evening of Thursday, February 6.

Excellent Provides The Right Result


Posted 06 February 2014, 18:30 GMT

Excellent Result finished strongly under Silvestre de Sousa to land the Nova Handicap at Meydan on Thursday, February 6.

Ihtimal Runs Away With The UAE 1000 Guineas


Posted 06 February 2014, 18:13 GMT

Ihtimal quickened clear of her rivals for an impressive win in the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored By Nova, an IPIC Empowered Company, and provided Godolphin with a 10th success in the mile Classic on Tapeta at Meydan on Thursday, February 6.

fonte. Godolphin


3:15 - IPIC Trophy (Handicap) (Tapeta)

7f, £39,759.04

Eastern Rules 7/2 
Mustaheel 16/1 
My Freedom 3/1F 

NR: Chilworth IconMashaaref,Tamarkuz (USA), Tennessee Wildcat(IRE)

14 ran Distances: nk, nk, ½l
TIME 1m 24.10s (slow by 0.50s)

Jockey: Shane Foley
Trainer: M Halford

CSF: 66.09
EX 60.80
TRIFECTA: 401.30
TRICAST: 202.33 WIN: 5.10
PL: 1.80, 5.40, 1.10

3:50 - Meydan Classic Trial Sponsored By Cepsa, an IPIC Empowered Company (Conditions Race) (Turf)

7f, £27,108.43

He’s No Saint 14/1 
Make It Reel 33/1 
Najm Suhail 10/1 

NR: Max Beauty (FR)

11 ran Distances: 2l, nk, shd
TIME 1m 24.16s (slow by 0.96s)

Jockey: Fergal Lynch
Trainer: David Marnane

CSF: 427.49
EX 278.10
TRIFECTA: 3454.80
WIN: 13.20
PL: 2.90, 9.10, 4.20

4:25 - UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored By Nova, an IPIC Empowered Company (Listed Race) (Fillies) (Tapeta)

1m, £90,361.45

Ihtimal 5/4F 
Mensoora 6/1 
Feedyah 12/1 

11 ran Distances: 3¼l, 1¾l, hd
TIME 1m 36.64s (slow by 0.94s)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

CSF: 9.00
EX 18.90
TRIFECTA: 249.20
WIN: 2.50
PL: 1.40, 3.30, 5.10


5:05 - Nova Stakes (Handicap) (Turf)

1m6f, £54,216.87

Excellent Result 7/2 
Star Empire 9/4F 
Certerach 4/1 

NR: Handsome Man (IRE)

14 ran Distances: ¾l, nse, 1¾l
TIME 2m 59.74s (slow by 2.74s)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

CSF: 12.46
EX 18.00
TRICAST: 37.14 WIN: 4.80
PL: 1.90, 1.10, 2.30

5:40 - Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Empowered By IPIC (Group 2) (Tapeta)

1m1½f, £90,361.45

Prince Bishop 14/1 
African Story 3/1F 
Zambucca 50/1 

16 ran Distances: 1¼l, 4l, 1¼l
TIME 1m 55.67s (fast by 0.33s)

Jockey: Kieren Fallon
Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor

CSF: 55.88
EX 133.80
TRIFECTA: 47277.0
WIN: 18.80
PL: 4.20, 2.00, 18.80

6:15 - Cepsa Mile (Handicap) (Turf)

1m, £43,373.49

Mont Ras 6/1 
El Estruendoso 2/1F 
Disa Leader 11/1 
Avon Pearl 33/1 

16 ran Distances: ½l, 1l, nk
TIME 1m 36.55s (slow by 0.55s)

Jockey: William Buick
Trainer: David O’Meara

CSF: 20.90
EX 43.00
TRICAST: £153.72, TRIFECTA: 891.70
WIN: 11.30. Placepot: £487.60 to a £1 stake. Pool: £10,488.45 – 15.70 winning units. Quadpot: £330.90 to a £1 stake. Pool: £984.00 – 2.20 winning units.


fonte: RacingPost


Ihtimal giving Silvestre de Sousa plenty to smile about

 PICTURE: Dubai Racing Club / Andrew Watkins

Ihtimal cut for Guineas after Classic success

 BY JASON FORD7:03PM 6 FEB 2014 

IHTIMAL was on Thursday night between 12-1 and 16-1 for Qipco 1,000 Guineas glory after a highly impressive winning reappearance in the UAE 1,000 Guineas at Meydan.

Godolphin’s filly was an across-the-board market mover for the Newmarket Classic on May 4 after becoming trainer Saeed Bin Suroor’s eighth winner of his local 1,000 Guineas.

Third to Chriselliam – who went on to win at the Breeders’ Cup but is on the easy list with a foot infection – in the Fillies’ Mile on her most last start,Ihtimal had previously won the Group 2 May Hill Stakes at Doncaster and was far too good for her rivals at Meydan under Silvestre De Sousa.


Her trainer had given her top billing in a Dubai World Cup Carnival stable tour in the Racing Post, saying she is “a filly with a touch of class and very much part of our Classic aspirations”, and the daughter of Shamardal certainly lived up to that by slamming her ten rivals by upwards of three and a quarter lengths, in the process providing ante-post punters with a first Classic clue of the year.

The UAE Oaks is likely to be next on the agenda, with Classics in Britain sure to be at the forefront of connections’ thoughts after the taking victory.

“She is a classy filly,” said De Sousa. “She has done well since arriving in Dubai and I was always pretty confident as I was going so well. She quickened like a good filly – it was a very good performance.”

Miss France, Tapestry and Chriselliam – despite her setback – dispute favouritism for the 1,000 Guineas. Tapestry is clear market leader for the Investec Oaks with most firms, although Paddy Power chose to promote Ihtimal to favourite at 10-1. She remained a 20-1 chance with several firms for the Epsom Classic.

fonte: RacingPost