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Emirates NBD Handicap Sponsored By Emirates NBD (Handicap) (Turf) Racecard

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
Runners
16

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(16)
Eshtiraak silk
Eshtiraak v
J: Richard Mullen
T: Doug Watson
Last win gained in Australia in 2018; mid-division at Abu Dhabi on Sunday; drawn widest
53-387
Age: 6
Weight: 9-6
OR: 85
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Apr 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd Hc 9-3 v 7/15 Zaman (6½L) 87 80
5 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 9f Fs Hc 8-11 v 8/15 Dehbashi (4¾L) 6/1 78 75
22 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 8-13 v 3/12 Hyde Park (8L) 4/1 78 75
18 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-8 v 3/8 Habah (¾L) 16/1 78 80
12 Mar 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-7 v 5/11 Alkaamel (17L) 20/1 82 67
7 Feb 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-2 v 8/13 Pilgrim's Treasure (13½L) 11/1 85 59
2
(4)
Spirit Of Light silk
CD
Spirit Of Light b
J: Fabrice Veron
T: E Charpy
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Won C&D maiden in January despite taking strong hold; since unplaced in two dirt starts
24-105
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 85
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-10 b 5/13 Desert Peace (2L) 25/1 85 82
19 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-3 b 10/15 Karaginsky (10½L) 16/1 85 64
16 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 4y 9-2 b 1/12 Le Factor (1¾L) 7/4J 79 87
17 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 9.5f Fs 3y 8-11 4/13 Sanad Libya (5¼L) 25/1 79 76
3 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs 3y 9-0 2/15 Miller's House (6L) 12/1 82 75
5 Nov 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs 3y 8-11 5/7 Rio Angie (18L) 13/2 86 61
3
(5)
Cocobai silk
D
Cocobai
J: Royston Ffrench
T: S bin Ghadayer
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Useful 7f dirt win latest but not bred for turf and has a stiff-looking handicap mark
31
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 93
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs 3yF 8-11 1/6 Nayefah (5½L) 5/2 93 97
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs 8-6 3/14 Major Cinnamon (2L) 4/1F - 71
4
(3)
Monoski silk
Monoski t
J: Xavier Ziani
T: S bin Ghadayer
Won 6f turf race when trained in GB and landed 1m dirt race here in February; bled latest
-06617
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 84
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-9 t 7/13 Desert Peace (3¼L) 4/1 84 78
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-5 t 1/16 Celtic Prince (1¾L) 9/2F 77 85
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-8 6/15 Twelfthofneverland (3½L) 10/1 78 77
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-1 6/13 Gervais (4½L) 11/1 79 75
8 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-4 12/16 Alla Mahlak (17L) 11/2 79 44
11 Sep 20 Chs Chester 7f Gd 3Hc 8-13 12/12 Sir Maximilian (14L) 33/1 85 55
5
(10)
Shajjy silk
Shajjy
J: Szczepan Mazur
T: M Al Mheiri
Three wins in France in 2017; has run well here, and placed at Jebel Ali last two starts
4-0032
Age: 7
Weight: 9-5
OR: 84
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 9-0 2/11 Lytham St Annes (¾L) 5/1 80 84
5 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 9-2 3/12 Balletomane (1½L) 33/1 80 82
22 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-1 10/12 Hyde Park (22L) 12/1 80 43
7 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 8-11 10/15 Etisalat (6¼L) 22/1 86 70
18 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 8-11 4/9 Dahawi (1¾L) 9/1 80 79
27 Nov 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-4 5/8 Almoreb (10½L) 11/2 82 61
6
(13)
Tribal Quest silk
Tribal Quest tv
J: Fernando Jara
T: A bin Harmash
Last win gained in Britain in 2018; needs a big return to form
08-079
Age: 6
Weight: 9-5
OR: 84
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 8-10 tv 9/14 Zorion (10½L) 40/1 72 53
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-4 tv 7/16 Monoski (11½L) 33/1 76 57
16 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 10f Gd Hc 9-1 tp 10/14 Recordman (12L) 25/1 84 69
20 Dec 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 9-3 tv 8/14 Nayslayer (8¾L) 87 72
11 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 8-7 tv 10/16 Karaginsky (16½L) 33/1 79 44
5 Nov 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-7 t 10/10 Kinver Edge (28L) 25/1 87 24
7
(15)
Adventurous silk
D
Adventurous t
J: Shakir Al Balushi 6
T: A R Al Rayhi
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Narrowly won 7f Abu Dhabi handicap in January but struggled since; drawn wide
-17000
Age: 8
Weight: 9-4
OR: 83
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Apr 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd Hc 8-9 t 14/15 Zaman (17½L) 85 52
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd Hc 9-2 t 11/16 Taneen (19½L) 33/1 85 38
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 9-2 t 16/16 Mystery Land (13½L) 28/1 85 58
22 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 5f Fs Hc 8-9 t 7/8 Shanaghai City (10L) 13/2 80 56
10 Jan 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 8-13 t 1/13 Daffg (nk) 82 86
20 Dec 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 8-13 t 3/14 Nayslayer (6L) 83 76
8
(2)
Hawa Bilady silk
Hawa Bilady p
J: Malin Holmberg
T: R Bouresly
Has a challenging mark for handicap debut so career best needed
634313
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 92
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs 3y 9-3 p 3/7 Meshakel (8½L) 11/2 92 87
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs 3y 9-0 p 1/8 Rare Ninja (1½L) 6/1 81 92
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 3y 8-9 3/12 Mayehaab (1L) 7/2 81 83
4 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 3y 9-0 4/8 Topper Bill (4¾L) 33/1 81 81
22 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs 3y 9-0 3/9 Hurry Up (5¼L) 25/1 - 77
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd 3y 9-0 6/10 Topper Bill (15½L) 40/1 - 42
9
(6)
Expressionist silk
Expressionist p
J: Tadhg O'Shea
T: S Seemar
Won 5f Ascot novice in 2019 on debut; has struggled more recently in UAE
4-9060
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 82
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-9 p 10/13 Desert Peace (14½L) 33/1 84 53
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 9-1 p 6/9 Madkhal (9L) 33/1 84 64
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 5f Gd Hc 9-1 11/15 Moshaher (8L) 20/1 87 65
10 Jan 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 9-4 9/13 Adventurous (3¼L) 87 82
8 Feb 20 Lin Lingfield (AW) 6f St 33yHc 9-6 4/5 Will To Win (5L) 3/1 89 80
5 Jul 19 San Sandown 5f GF 2yL 9-2 5/10 Liberty Beach (5½L) 9/2 - 89
10
(11)
Takuendo silk
Takuendo
J: Ryan Curatolo
T: A bin Harmash
Won on AW and useful on turf in France; has run poorly in three UAE starts but on dirt
000-60
Age: 5
Weight: 9-3
OR: 82
Days: 82
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-6 12/12 Celtic Prince (23L) 33/1 75 28
8 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 9f Fs Hc 9-2 h 6/8 Tailor's Row (22L) 20/1 82 46
17 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 8-13 he 11/16 Madkhal (16L) 33/1 82 54
2 Jul 20 Lon Longchamp 6.5f GS 9-1 12/12 Leonio (13½L) 68/10 - 51
28 May 20 Cla Clairefontaine 7f GS 9-0 13/13 Alba Power (12L) 15/1 - 49
10 Mar 20 Cha Chantilly 6.5f St 9-0 5/11 Euryale (2¾L) 23/5 - 85
11
(9)
Vasari silk
Vasari t
J: Antonio Fresu
T: M Al Mheiri
Hasn't built on February's 6f Jebel Ali maiden win but return to grass may do the trick
4-3157
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 82
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-6 t 7/15 Sharamm (11L) 25/1 84 61
19 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-2 t 5/15 Karaginsky (4¼L) 14/1 84 79
5 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs 9-2 t 1/16 Express Route (3¼L) 12/1 73 86
8 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 9-8 t 3/15 Imprison (2L) 6/1 73 78
11 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs 9-2 t 4/13 Sadeedd (2¼L) 15/2 73 73
2 Aug 20 Lei Leicester 7f GF 43yHc 9-4 4/9 Grande Rumore (2¼L) 11/4F 77 77
12
(12)
Welcome Surprise silk
Welcome Surprise
J: S Paiva
T: A R Al Rayhi
Runner-up in 1m1f maiden here in January and most recently won 1m Al Ain maiden; claims
982441
Age: 4
Weight: 9-3
OR: 82
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Mar 21 Ala Al Ain 8f Fs 9-2 1/13 Zero To A Hundred (6¼L) 77 84
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 6f Fs 9-6 4/14 Major Cinnamon (2½L) 6/1 80 73
14 Feb 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd 4y 9-2 4/14 Law Of Peace (5¼L) 82 75
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 9f Gd 9-1 2/16 Emirates Currency (½L) 28/1 70 86
22 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-0 8/11 Mazagran (14½L) 16/1 73 49
8 Jan 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 9-8 9/15 Imprison (9¾L) 10/1 73 55
13
(14)
Bawaasil silk
Bawaasil
J: Sam Hitchcott
T: Doug Watson
Promise here penultimate start; needs things to fall just right, but claims if they do
037-40
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 81
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-3 11/14 Zorion (17½L) 10/1 78 46
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 8-13 4/16 Mystery Land (1½L) 20/1 83 83
8 Nov 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 9-4 7/16 Irish Freedom (4½L) 82 71
1 Mar 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd Hc 9-4 3/16 Trolius (¾L) 82 83
1 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 6f Gd Hc 9-1 v 12/16 Speedy Move (8½L) 16/1 84 57
18 Jan 20 Mey Meydan 6f Fs Hc 8-11 v 13/13 Pop The Hood (25L) 12/1 81 14
14
(8)
Rebel Streak silk
Rebel Streak v
J: Bernardo Pinheiro
T: Jaber Ramadhan
One-time smart sprinter but has been frustrating to follow; others more likely
300849
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
OR: 81
Days: 4
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Apr 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd Hc 8-13 v 9/15 Zaman (8¼L) 83 72
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 8-10 v 4/15 Sharamm (3½L) 40/1 75 70
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-2 tv 8/14 Zorion (9½L) 50/1 77 62
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 6f Gd Hc 9-4 t 10/16 Taneen (11½L) 25/1 87 65
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-9 t 12/15 Twelfthofneverland (15L) 11/1 79 55
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-1 t 3/13 Gervais (3L) 25/1 79 79
15
(1)
Greeley silk
D
Greeley p
J: Abdul Aziz Al Balushi 3
T: H Al Alawi
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Lightly raced and struggled since 7f Abu Dhabi handicap win last February
6100-7
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 80
Days: 88
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jan 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 8-10 p 7/13 Adventurous (1¾L) 80 78
11 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 8-8 p 11/16 Karaginsky (16½L) 33/1 80 45
1 Mar 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 8f Gd Hc 9-2 p 10/16 Trolius (7¾L) 80 65
16 Feb 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 7f Gd Hc 9-5 p 1/16 Raconteur (1L) 75 76
7 Feb 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 8f Fs Hc 9-0 v 6/14 Native Appeal (6½L) 14/1 75 69
21 Aug 19 Bat Bath 10f Gd 4Hc 9-1 p 3/8 Champs De Reves (1¾L) 7/1 75 79
16
(7)
Mayehaab silk
CD
Mayehaab
J: Adrie de Vries
T: Fawzi Abdulla Nass
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Won C&D maiden on debut in February; since held in useful races over further on dirt/turf
1474
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 85
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs 3y 9-3 4/7 Meshakel (11L) 15/2 85 83
6 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 9.5f Fs 3yL 8-9 7/12 Panadol (13½L) 33/1 85 80
25 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 8f Gd 3yL 8-9 4/6 Naval Crown (11L) 14/1 85 84
13 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 7f Gd 3y 8-9 1/12 Yurman (1L) 9/2 85 86
17
Gervais silk
D
Gervais t
T: A R Al Rayhi
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
4-1789
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 80
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-4 t 9/15 Sharamm (14½L) 16/1 82 50
19 Feb 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-0 t 8/15 Karaginsky (7L) 12/1 82 70
30 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 8-13 t 7/15 Twelfthofneverland (5¼L) 7/2F 82 78
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 8-13 t 1/13 Shanty Star (2L) 5/1 77 85
17 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 8-7 t 4/16 Madkhal (7L) 15/2 77 71
3 Dec 20 Mey Meydan 8f Fs Hc 9-6 t 1/16 One Vision (nk) 15/2 73 84
18
Boston George silk
D
Boston George
T: M Al Mheiri
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
521-04
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 80
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 7f Fs Hc 9-1 4/16 Almoreb (5½L) 25/1 80 72
11 Mar 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-2 12/15 Sharamm (17½L) 9/1 80 41
23 Oct 20 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St/Slw 5Hc 9-11 1/11 Beatbybeatbybeat (2½L) 6/4F 74 87
13 Oct 20 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St/Slw 4Hc 9-7 2/12 Ulshaw Bridge (½L) 17/2 74 81
25 Sep 20 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St 4Hc 9-4 5/14 La Rav (2L) 8/1 76 78
17 Sep 20 Ayr Ayr 7f GS 4Hc 9-2 6/13 Cassy O (7¼L) 16/1 76 72
19
Corsen silk
Corsen
T: Q Aboud
00-800
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 80
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Mar 21 Abu Abu Dhabi 11f Gd G3 9-0 11/11 Irish Freedom (65L) 90 -
5 Mar 21 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs Hc 9-11 10/11 Lytham St Annes (31L) 20/1 90 11
25 Feb 21 Mey Meydan 14f Gd G3 9-0 8/8 Volcanic Sky (63L) 80/1 90 17
14 Mar 20 Abu Abu Dhabi 11f Gd G3 9-0 10/12 Gm Hopkins (24L) 95 59
20 Feb 20 Mey Meydan 8f Gd Hc 9-1 p 15/15 Epic Hero (48L) 40/1 100 -
23 Oct 18 Dea Deauville 12.5f GS 3yL 9-0 6/8 King Of Leogrance (2L) 58/10 - 95
20
Ocean Monarch silk
Ocean Monarch
T: M Al Mheiri
/675-0
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 80
Days: 84
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Jan 21 Mey Meydan 7f Fs Hc 9-2 10/13 Gervais (16L) 33/1 80 47
18 Dec 20 Jeb Jebel Ali 6f Fs 3y 9-1 5/8 Dark Silver (18L) 13/2 80 36
12 Jul 20 Cor Cork 8f Gd 3y 9-8 7/7 Fame And Acclaim (8¼L) 9/2 84 72
12 Jun 20 Cur Curragh 7f GF 3yHc 9-7 6/17 Champers Elysees (3½L) 11/1 84 84
18 Dec 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 2y 9-7 3/8 Choice Of Mine (2½L) 3/1 - 82
8 Nov 19 Dun Dundalk (AW) 8f St 2yMd 9-5 1/13 Numberoneson (hd) 2/1F - 78
Verdict

Although VASARI won a Jebel Ali maiden earlier in the campaign, he doesn't look a natural for dirt so could raise his game again now.

Verdict silk image
Vasari

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Mayehaab,

11/2 Welcome Surprise,

7/1 Spirit Of Light,

8/1 Cocobai,

10/1 Monoski,

Shajjy,

Vasari,

Bawaasil,

12/1 Hawa Bilady,

16/1 Expressionist,

Rebel Streak,

20/1 Eshtiraak,

Takuendo,

25/1 Tribal Quest,

33/1 Adventurous,

Greeley

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