The Fourth Race at Meydan on the evening of Saturday 21st January 2012, was the 20:05 Swaidan Trading Company – VDL Handicap for Thoroughbreds, which was run over a distance of 1600M (approximately 1 mile) on the All-Weather Tapeta surface.
The race was won by Tojan Nights under a sound ride from James Doyle. The winner had just under a couple of lengths to spare on runner-up Graymalkin who held the effort of third horse home Layali Al Andalus by half a length.
Trojan Nights came with a late rattle, from quite well back, to burst clear of the pack in fine style here.
Full results are detailed below.
Meydan Results: January 21 2012, Race 4, 20:05 Swaidan Trading Company – VDL
|1st||Trojan Nights (USA)||M Al Muhairi||James Doyle|
|2rd||1.75||Graymalkin (IRE)||M bin Shafya||Patrick Cosgrave|
|3rd||0.5||Layali Al Andalus (GB)||S Seemar||Richard Mullen|
|4th||Hd||Antinori (IRE)||S Seemar||Ted Durcan|
|5th||0.75||Izaaj (USA)||M bin Shafya||Xavier Ziani|
|6th||0.5||Tiz Now Tiz Then (USA)||S Seemar||Harry Bentley (nil)|
|7th||Hd||Clasp (GB)||D Watson||Patrick Dobbs|
|8th||1||Shamekh (GER)||M Al Muhairi||Wayne Smith|
|9th||2.25||Hacienda (IRE)||D Watson||Tadhg O’Shea|
|10th||0.25||Star Surprise (GB)||I Mohammed||Kieren Fallon|
|11th||1.75||Sailorman (IRE)||I Mohammed||Antioco Murgia ( 2.5 kgs)|
|12th||Sh||Metropolitain Miss (IRE)||A Al Raihe||Royston Ffrench|
|13th||4||Chief Officer (GB)||A bin Huzaim||Carlos Sanchez|
|14th||0.75||Azameera (IRE)||E Oertel||Mirco Demuro|
Video and image courtesy Dubai Racing Authority.