The seventh race at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday 13th January 2011 was the 22:15 Thoroughbred Group 3 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Longines.
This race was run over a distance of 1600m (approximately 1 mile) on the Meydan All-Weather course. Runners were competing for a total prize fund of $200,000 USD, of which $120,000 would go to the winning connections.
Mendip, ridden by Frankie Dettori for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum won this race by a couple of lengths from the closely matched Imbongi, Win For Sure and Colonial in second, third and fourth respectively.
Mendip went for home 250m out, and blew the competition away, in the process demonstrating a devastating turn of pace. Once Dettori produced the horse for his effort, the race was over within strides.
Video and images courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.
Meydan Results – Thursday 13th January – Race 7 – 22:15 – Al Maktoum Challenge R1 Sponsored By Longines
- Mendip (USA) – S bin Suroor – Lanfranco Dettori
- Imbongi (SAF) – M de Kock – Christophe Soumillon
- Win For Sure (GER) – X Nakkachdji – Gregory Benoist
- Colonial (IRE) – S bin Suroor – Ted Durcan
- Mr Brock (SAF) – M de Kock – Kevin Shea
- Green Coast (IRE) – D Watson – Tadhg O’Shea
- Frozen Power (IRE) – M Al Zarooni – Royston Ffrench
- Sea Lord (IRE) – M Al Zarooni – Richard Mullen
- My Indy (ARG) – M bin Shafya – Patrick Cosgrave
- King Of Rome (IRE – M de Kock – Patrick Dobbs
- Mabait (GB) – L Cumani – Kieren Fallon
- Mac Love (GB) – S Higgins – Michael Fenton
- Fencing Master (GB) – H Brown – Ryan Moore
- Storm Ultralight (ARG) – M Al Zarooni – Ahmad Ajtebi