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25 February 2021
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Meydan Challenge Sponsored By Friday (Listed Handicap) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: RTV SKY
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
Runners
14

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(13)
Well Of Wisdom silk
C
D
BF
Well Of Wisdom t
J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (43%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 8 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (32%)
Needs to run as well as ever to defy top weight & wide draw on return from six months off
11916-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-11
OR: 106
Days: 187
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Aug 20 Dea Deauville 8f VSft 3yG3 9-0 6/9 Thorin (6¼L) 14/5J - 95
2 Aug 20 Dea Deauville 8f Gd 3yL 9-4 1/6 Kenway (nk) 33/10 - 109
12 Jul 20 Dea Deauville 7f Gd 3yG1 9-2 9/11 Pinatubo (7½L) 52/1 - 99
13 Jun 20 San Sandown 7f Gd 23yHc 9-7 1/8 Tomfre (shd) 9/2 103 109
27 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 8f Gd 3yL 9-0 1/13 Silent Night (nk) 11/8F 102 97
6 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 3y 8-10 8/14 Bella Fever (6½L) 2/1 94 79
2
(8)
Could Be King silk
D
Could Be King
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: K J Condon
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Has run creditably in two 6f-7f starts here this year (behind Fleeting Prince latest)
442-54
Age: 5
Weight: 9-10
OR: 105
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd HcL 9-5 4/14 Man Of Promise (5L) 11/1 105 102
21 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd G2 9-0 5/10 Land Of Legends (3L) 14/1 105 106
15 Oct 20 Cur Curragh 6f Sft L 9-8 2/11 Lustown Baba (2¼L) 7/1 105 106
3 Oct 20 Tip Tipperary 7.5f Y/Sft G3 9-7 4/11 Current Option (3¾L) 13/2 106 99
29 Sep 20 Cor Cork 8f Gd L 9-9 4/8 Keats (2¼L) 11/4 106 99
12 Sep 20 Leo Leopardstown 7f Gd Hc 10-0 1/18 Lord Rapscallion (¾L) 14/1 101 106
3
(4)
Escobar silk
D
Escobar t
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: David O'Meara
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Neither start this year has unfolded to suit hold-up style; could bounce back
640-00
Age: 7
Weight: 9-10
OR: 105
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd G2 9-0 t 11/11 D'bai (6¾L) 10/1 105 91
28 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 9-6 t 10/16 Bedouin's Story (2¼L) 8/1 105 104
17 Oct 20 Asc Ascot 8f Sft G1 9-4 t 13/14 The Revenant (13½L) 100/1 105 91
3 Oct 20 Red Redcar 7f Sft L 9-0 t 4/6 Ostilio (6¼L) 7/1 108 98
12 Sep 20 Leo Leopardstown 8f Gd G2 9-10 t 6/10 Safe Voyage (9½L) 25/1 109 98
30 Aug 20 Goo Goodwood 7f GS G3 9-3 t 3/5 Happy Power (1¼L) 5/1 111 111
4
(2)
Vale Of Kent silk
D
Vale Of Kent
J: Mickael Barzalona
T: S bin Ghadayer
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Smart in Britain; below form in UAE this year but has had some excuses
16-806
Age: 6
Weight: 9-10
OR: 105
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd L 9-2 6/15 Medahim (4¼L) 105 94
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd HcL 9-7 10/14 Man Of Promise (15L) 16/1 107 74
7 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 9-10 8/8 Taamol (15½L) 16/1 98 59
3 Oct 20 Red Redcar 7f Sft L 9-0 6/6 Ostilio (9¾L) 17/2 108 89
26 Sep 20 Nmk Newmarket 7f Gd 2Hc 9-9 1/8 Gallipoli (nk) 5/1 104 112
13 Sep 20 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 8f St 2Hc 9-9 4/5 Laser Show (4½L) 11/4 101 98
5
(10)
Fleeting Prince silk
Fleeting Prince
J: James Doyle
T: Charles Hills
Useful over 6f-7f in Britain; third in 6f handicap here on reappearance; claims
4424-3
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 100
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd HcL 9-0 3/14 Man Of Promise (4¼L) 20/1 100 99
26 Sep 20 Nmk Newmarket 7f Gd 2Hc 9-2 4/8 Vale Of Kent (4½L) 6/1 100 95
13 Sep 20 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 7f St 2Hc 9-0 2/7 Cry Havoc (¾L) 6/1 99 105
15 Aug 20 Don Doncaster 7f GF 2Hc 9-0 4/11 Magical Wish (½L) 14/1 99 103
1 Aug 20 Goo Goodwood 7f GF 23yHc 9-7 4/8 Society Lion (2L) 28/1 100 102
28 Jun 20 Wdr Windsor 6f GF 3yL 9-0 5/6 Repartee (3½L) 6/1 101 92
6
(5)
Tibasti silk
Tibasti b
J: Fabrice Veron
T: R Le Dren Doleuze
Four AW wins in France last year, also some turf form; didn't take to dirt first go here
1313-9
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 100
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 9-6 b 9/10 Canvassed (20L) 18/1 100 47
19 Dec 20 Dea Deauville 6.5f St 3y 9-0 b 3/11 Theory Of Time (¾L) 9/5F - 85
11 Dec 20 Dea Deauville 6.5f St 3yHc 9-8 b 1/15 Troilus (1¾L) 41/10F - 96
6 Nov 20 Cha Chantilly 6.5f St 3y 9-0 b 3/13 Mowaeva (1½L) 14/1 - 91
7 Oct 20 Por Pornichet-La Baule 8.5f St 3y 9-6 b 1/12 Sayidah Kodiac (1L) 22/5 - -
16 Aug 20 Dea Deauville 6.5f St 3y 9-2 b 2/10 Femina (1¼L) 48/10 - 88
7
(6)
Light And Dark silk
D
Light And Dark
J: Hector Crouch
T: Saeed bin Suroor
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Won 7f Class 3 Kempton handicap under Hector Crouch in October; up 5lb
04/21-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 99
Days: 141
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Oct 20 Kem Kempton (AW) 7f St/Slw 3Hc 9-11 1/14 Great Ambassador (¾L) 7/2 94 107
11 Sep 20 San Sandown 7f Gd 2Hc 9-0 2/10 Breath Of Air (nk) 6/1 92 99
25 Aug 19 Yar Yarmouth 7f Fm 3Hc 9-5 4/4 Spanish City (6½L) 13/8F 93 79
31 Jul 19 Goo Goodwood 7f Gd 3Hc 9-3 16/18 Dirty Rascal (7¾L) 3/1F 93 80
12 Jul 19 Nmk Newmarket (July) 7f GF 3Hc 8-13 1/13 La Maquina (3L) 6/1 82 94
22 Jun 19 Nmk Newmarket (July) 8f Gd 43yNv 9-5 3/12 Moqtarreb (6¼L) 3/1 - 79
8
(7)
Ajwad silk
C
D
Ajwad
J: Bernardo Pinheiro
T: R Bouresly
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Three 1m-1m2f wins from the front here 2019 but lightly raced and mainly struggled since
0/0-05
Age: 8
Weight: 9-2
OR: 98
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd L 9-2 5/15 Medahim (3¾L) 98 95
5 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-0 15/16 Aridity (30L) 8/1 63 -
7 Mar 20 Mey Meydan 9f Gd G1 9-0 11/13 Barney Roy (19½L) 66/1 105 76
8 Dec 19 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd L 9-2 10/16 Taamol (7¾L) 105 83
12 Apr 19 Mey Meydan 10f Gd 9-2 1/16 Majestic Mambo (nk) 8/1 102 107
5 Apr 19 Mey Meydan 8f Gd 8-13 1/16 Above N Beyond (4½L) 11/2 96 104
9
(9)
Mutamaasik silk
D
Mutamaasik
J: Jim Crowley
T: Doug Watson
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Four 7f wins in GB; set slow pace before fading to 5th in 1m handicap here on reappearance
3070-5
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 98
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 8-13 5/16 Bedouin's Story (1L) 18/1 98 100
20 Aug 20 Yor York 8f Gd 2Hc 9-1 b1 15/17 Montatham (13½L) 20/1 101 80
25 Jul 20 Asc Ascot 7f GF 2Hc 9-4 7/19 Blue Mist (4L) 8/1 102 101
11 Jul 20 Nmk Newmarket (July) 7f Gd 2Hc 9-4 16/17 Motakhayyel (35L) 100/30F 102 18
16 Jun 20 Asc Ascot 7f GS 2Hc 9-5 3/23 Motakhayyel (2¼L) 7/1 100 105
12 Sep 19 Don Doncaster 7f GF 23yHc 9-7 1/4 The Great Heir (shd) 5/6F 97 105
10
(12)
Hakeem silk
C
D
Hakeem t
J: S Paiva
T: A R Al Rayhi
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Narrowly won minor 1m handicap here last Feb; held this term, most recently at Abu Dhabi
166-06
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 97
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd L 9-2 t 6/15 Medahim (4¼L) 89 94
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 9f Gd Hc 8-11 t 13/16 Eastern World (23L) 66/1 91 52
19 Nov 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs 8-9 t 6/8 Casey Jones (11L) 14/1 91 70
14 Mar 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 11f Gd G3 9-0 t 6/12 Gm Hopkins (7L) 91 89
29 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 9-6 t 1/14 Almoreb (nse) 7/2F 89 93
1 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-1 5/15 Moqarrar (3L) 33/1 84 86
11
(3)
UAE Prince silk
UAE Prince
J: Clement Lecoeuvre
T: R Bouresly
Ex-Roger Varian; absent since winning 1m2f York handicap in May 2019
254/1/
Age: 8
Weight: 9-1
OR: 97
Days: 650
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 May 19 Yor York 10.5f GF 2Hc 9-6 1/11 Society Red (nk) 15/8F 99 109
12 Oct 18 Yor York 8f Gd 2Hc 9-6 p 4/16 Just Hiss (3¾L) 7/2F 99 98
29 Sep 18 Nmk Newmarket 9f GF 2Hc 9-2 p1 5/33 Wissahickon (5L) 14/1 99 101
6 May 18 Nmk Newmarket 12f GF 2Hc 9-7 2/15 Grey Britain (1½L) 8/1 97 104
26 Aug 17 Yor York 10.5f Gd 2Hc 9-2 12/20 Eddystone Rock (12L) 7/2F 97 83
1 Aug 17 Goo Goodwood 10f Gd 2Hc 8-13 4/16 Fabricate (2¼L) 6/1 97 104
12
(1)
Wasim silk
CD
D
Wasim
J: Fernando Jara
T: Ismail Mohammed
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Has won twice over C&D including minor handicap from post 1 latest; up 5lb but same draw
4030-1
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 97
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 8-13 1/13 Yaalail (1L) 11/2 92 100
4 Dec 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd L 9-2 13/16 Boerhan (9L) 94 82
15 Nov 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd 8-9 3/14 Boerhan (1¼L) 94 95
7 Mar 20 Mey Meydan 6f Gd G3 9-0 b 15/16 Wildman Jack (15½L) 100/1 94 66
9 Feb 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd L 9-2 4/12 Taamol (2¾L) 94 95
16 Jan 20 Mey Meydan 6f Gd Hc 8-11 5/16 Roulston Scar (4L) 28/1 95 92
13
(14)
Zainhom silk
D
Zainhom v
J: Dane O'Neill
T: M Al Mheiri
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Running creditably lately, but unappealing from gate 14
604-33
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 97
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 8-11 v 3/16 Bedouin's Story (nk) 14/1 97 99
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 9-4 3/13 Wasim (2¼L) 17/2 97 99
11 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 8-10 v 4/16 Karaginsky (9¾L) 16/1 82 65
4 Dec 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd L 9-2 v 10/16 Boerhan (7¾L) 97 85
20 Mar 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-5 v 6/11 Native Appeal (11L) 100/30F 85 70
27 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 8-7 v 2/14 Velorum (2¾L) 14/1 97 102
14
(11)
Dubai Legacy silk
D
Dubai Legacy v
J: Harry Bentley
T: Saeed bin Suroor
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Unplaced in six runs here; mildly lame on reappearance and lost many lengths start latest
063-00
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 96
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 8-10 14/16 Bedouin's Story (4½L) 22/1 96 89
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 9-5 10/13 Wasim (8½L) 5/1F 98 83
20 Sep 20 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 7f St 2Hc 9-9 3/6 Oh This Is Us (1¼L) 11/4 98 103
27 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 8-8 p 6/14 Velorum (5¼L) 25/1 98 96
20 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 9-1 v 12/15 Epic Hero (25L) 7/1 100 50
30 Jan 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-1 p 8/9 Plata O Plomo (17½L) 7/4F 100 58
15
Ottoman Court silk
Ottoman Court p
J: Reserve
T: Charlie Appleby
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 8 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (32%)
Poor return from a long absence over 6f here earlier this month
5231/0
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 95
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd HcL 8-8 p 14/14 Man Of Promise (23L) 14/1 95 38
8 Nov 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 6f St 42yNv 9-5 p 1/9 King Ragnar (6L) 6/4 90 94
16 Aug 19 Nby Newbury 7f GS 42yMd 9-5 p 3/10 Quadrilateral (3¾L) 8/11F - 77
8 Jun 19 Nmk Newmarket (July) 6f GF 42yNv 9-5 p1 2/10 Visinari (3½L) 11/8F - 89
21 May 19 Not Nottingham 6f GF 52yNv 9-5 5/7 Oh Purple Reign (5¾L) 4/9F - 70
16
Yaalail silk
D
Yaalail b
J: Reserve
T: A R Al Rayhi
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Runner-up to Wasim over C&D in January but not so good either run since
67-279
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
OR: 95
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd L 9-2 b 9/15 Medahim (6¾L) 96 87
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd HcL 8-9 b 7/14 Man Of Promise (8¾L) 16/1 96 81
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 9-1 b 2/13 Wasim (1L) 16/1 94 99
4 Dec 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd L 9-2 b 7/16 Boerhan (5½L) 96 90
15 Nov 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd 8-13 b 6/14 Boerhan (7L) 98 86
7 Mar 20 Mey Meydan 6f Gd G3 9-0 b 5/16 Wildman Jack (8L) 66/1 98 90
17
Story Of Light silk
Story Of Light
J: Reserve
T: Charlie Appleby
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 8 wins from 25 in the last 14 days (32%)
Only fifth in 5f handicap on recent return from 12 months off but could build on that
2/43-5
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
OR: 95
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 9-2 5/10 Motafaawit (7¼L) 11/2 96 82
6 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 3y 8-10 3/14 Bella Fever (¾L) 9/1 86 95
9 Jan 20 Mey Meydan 6f Gd 3y 9-0 4/15 Platinum Star (2¼L) 10/1 86 85
9 Dec 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 7f St 42yNv 9-8 h 2/10 Harrison Point (1¼L) 4/7F - 84
19 Nov 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 6f St 52yNv 9-2 h1 1/11 Irish Acclaim (2¾L) 8/11F - 85
16 May 19 Yor York 6f GF 22yMd 9-5 5/12 Repartee (6¾L) 11/8F - 76
18
Madkhal silk
D
Madkhal v
J: Reserve
T: Fawzi Abdulla Nass
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 3 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (30%)
Two minor 6f-7f dirt handicap wins this season, but held over C&D penultimate run
61-451
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 94
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 9-5 v 1/9 Dahawi (1¼L) 2/1F 88 95
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd Hc 8-9 5/13 Wasim (2¾L) 13/2 88 88
7 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 8-13 4/8 Taamol (1¾L) 3/1 88 88
17 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 8-10 1/16 Shanty Star (3¼L) 12/1 80 91
28 Nov 20 Srh Sharjah 8.5f Fs Hc 8-13 b 6/16 Galvanize (5½L) 79 73
12 Mar 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-4 v 8/14 Speedy Move (10L) 25/1 82 70
Verdict

This doesn't look the strongest race of its type and ESCOBAR, despite uninspiring recent form figures, makes some appeal.

Verdict silk image
Escobar

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Mutamaasik,

Light And Dark,

5/1 Well Of Wisdom,

11/2 Fleeting Prince,

8/1 Could Be King,

10/1 Escobar,

Wasim,

12/1 Vale Of Kent,

14/1 Zainhom,

20/1 Dubai Legacy,

25/1 Tibasti,

33/1 Ajwad,

Hakeem,

UAE Prince

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