Help improve myracing
We need your help to improve myracing. Please take our 5 minute survey to give your feedback
Take the survey
Saturday 11th August

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile (Handicap) (Class 2)

Distance: 7f 213y Going: Good

No myracing analysis available for this race


Last year's Britannia winner BLESS HIM gets the vote. Via Serendipity is feared most, ahead of Poet's Society.

Verdict silk image
Bless Him
Best Odds
J: Yutaka Take
T: Richard Hannon
Form: -54041
Age: 4
Weight: 10-0
Back to winning ways with a neck victory in a Glorious Goodwood Handicap off a massive weight. A five-pound rise for that is fair and this mark remains feasible, with his ground versatility another big positive. More to come.
Won competitive affair at Glorious Goodwood; beaten three times off this mark
Shady McCoy
J: Adam Kirby
T: Ian Williams
Form: 006200
Age: 8
Weight: 9-13
Hold-up horse who won twice last autumn, placed in the Bunbury Cup last month off two pounds lower. His best form has come over shorter and his latest run in the Golden Mile once again raised stamina doubts.
Multiple 6f/7f winner; still needs to prove this is his trip
Red Tea
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Peter Hiatt
Form: -21771
Age: 5
Weight: 9-12
Only mare in the line-up, returning to form with a victory at Newbury three weeks ago. A six-pound rise for that has stuck her onto a very stiff mark, especially in such a competitive contest. She's not the most consistent, either.
Useful mare; scored at Newbury three weeks ago; now on a stiffer mark
Mythical Madness
J: Andrasch Starke
T: David O'Meara
Form: 665155
Age: 7
Weight: 9-12
Doesn't win often these days but running well of late, not having the best of runs when fourth at Glorious Goodwood last time. A three-pound rise is a shade harsh, however, and others in the contest do look better handicapped.
Not far behind Poet's Society at Goodwood; could go well again
Bless Him
J: Joao Moreira
T: David Simcock
Form: 15-693
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
Won the course and distance Britannia at Royal Ascot in 2017, with his last two starts signaling a return to form. His latest third at York was fair, but he was still safely held and he needs 'firm' to stay in the description.
Won the Britannia at Royal Ascot last year; steadily finding his form this term
Fire Brigade
J: Gerald Mosse
T: Michael Bell
Form: 1-0028
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
Has flattered to deceive this term, beaten three lengths despite finishing second two starts ago. His best form has come on softer ground so any rain is a big positive, but he remains on a stiff mark, especially in a competitive race.
Has plenty of respectable form but he's best on slow ground; needs rain
Across Dubai
J: Fran Berry
T: William Haggas
Form: 56-530
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
Won his first three starts but hasn't quite matched that form this term, with his best form coming at the 1m 2f distance. He's not run at the mile since May 2017 and he looks vulnerable to something speedier in a finish.
Bit to prove back at 1m, with last six runs over middle distances
Poet's Society
J: Pat Cosgrave
T: Mark Johnston
Form: 178502
Age: 4
Weight: 9-10
Posted a career best effort when beaten half a length in the Golden Mile, a three-pound rise for that run far from harsh. A repeat of that effort gives him strong claims, but his profile is patchy and he's difficult to trust implicitly.
Went close in the Unibet Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood last week; respected
Via Serendipity
J: Hayley Turner
T: Stuart Williams
Form: 352134
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
Mainly consistent this term in similar races, including a close fourth in the Gigaset International here last time. A step up in distance is a big positive as his better form has come over the mile. Only a pound higher, yard in great form.
Close fourth in hot 7f handicap here two weeks ago; return to 1m looks ideal; big player
T: Andrew Balding
Form: 14-425
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
In good form this year without winning, two lengths behind Via Serendipity at Sandown in June. He remains on the same mark and this career-high rating is going to demand something extra for him to return to winning ways.
Reserve; running okay for new yard this year, fifth to Via Serendipity at Sandown latest
What's The Story
T: Keith Dalgleish
Form: 451460
Age: 4
Weight: 9-12
Majestic Moon
T: Julia Feilden
Form: 044246
Age: 8
Weight: 8-9
No. Horse Sign Up Offer
Get Up To £100 Bet Credits
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
New players only. UK & Ire only. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60
Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.0 or greater; £50 Free Sports Bet split into 5 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; *Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, T&C apply.
Bet £10, Get £40
New customers only, place a £/€10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake £/€10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £/€30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. £/€10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
New players only. 18+, UK & Ire only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as £3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. T&Cs apply.
Up to £30 Free Bet
New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply
1 (2) // Medahim
2 (5) // Shady McCoy
3 (12) // Red Tea
4 (4) // Mythical Madness
6 (6) // Bless Him
7 (10) // Fire Brigade
8 (8) // Across Dubai
9 (11) // Poet's Society
10 (9) // Via Serendipity
11 (3) // Zwayyan
5 (1) // What's The Story
12 (7) // Majestic Moon
Please Gamble Responsibly