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Horse Racing Results: Meydan, Friday 3 February 2012

A high quality six race card took place at Meydan, Dubai, UAE on the afternoon of Friday 3rd February 2012, as horses from across the globe competed on Tapeta and Turf.

The showcase race of the day was undoubtedly the UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored By Gulf News, which was won by the Godolphin owned Gamilati under expressive Italian jockey, Frankie Dettori (video above), but that filly’s five and a half length win was only one among a full day of highlights.

Full results from Meydan from Friday 3rd February 2012 are detailed below.

15:00 – Race 1 – Freehold Trophy

This event saw a field of 14 line up a 1600M (approximately 8 furlongs) handicap race on the all weather (Tapeta) surface.

Sheik Hamdan al Maktoum and trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe combined to produce the first and second horses home, with the winner Maraheb under Royston Ffrench proving a couple of lengths too good for this impressive field.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stMaraheb (GB)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench
2rd2Alazeyab (USA)A Al RaiheTadhg O’Shea
3rdHdRed Gulch (GB)M Al ZarooniLanfranco Dettori
4th0.75Disa Leader (SAF)M de KockJohnny Geroudis
5thHDVagabond Shoes (IRE)S ChevalierOlivier Peslier
6th2.25Banna Boirche (IRE)M HalfordRyan Moore
7th1Reem (AUS)M de KockChristophe Soumillon
8th0.75Jardim (BRZ)M de KockKevin Shea
9th0.75Dandy Boy (ITY)D MarnaneColm O’Donoghue
10th1.25Balducci (GB)E OertelMirco Demuro
11th2.25Regal Parade (GB)D NichollsAdrian Nicholls
12th0.5Zanzamar (SAF)M de KockRichard Hills
13th0.75Hujaylea (IRE)M HalfordShane Foley
14th2.25Bay Knight (IRE)JS MooreJames Doyle

15:35 – Race 2 – Meydan Classic Trial Sponsored By XPRESS

Another field of 14 runners lined up for the 1400M (7 furlongs) second race, a conditions race for 3 year olds only, run on the turf.

The same trainer – Ali Rashid Al Raihe – collected a quick-fire double, this time with Factory Time winning under Silverstre De Sousa.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stFactory Time (IRE)A Al RaiheSilvestre De Sousa
2rd1.5Kenny Powers (GB)T DascombeKieren Fallon
3rdNsFiscal (GB)M Al JahouriAndrea Atzeni
4thShRight To Dream (IRE)B MeehanLanfranco Dettori
5thSHBurano (IRE)B MeehanRichard Hills
6th0.5Bible Black (IRE)G LyonsRyan Moore
7th0.5Energia Dust (BRZ)F BorgesValmir De Azeredo
8th3Need To Know (SAF)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench
9th0.25Cody Maverick (IRE)A Al RaiheJames Doyle
10thShSand Stamp (FR)S SeemarRichard Mullen
11thHDStrait Of Zanzibar (USA)K CondonShane Foley
12th0.25Old Pal (FR)N PetersenWilliam Buick
13th8.5Ip Man (NZ)S BurridgeOscar Chavez
14thDistRoyal Tigre (USA)M RamadanMirco Demuro

16:10 – Race 3 – UAE 1000 Guineas Sponsored By Gulf News

An All-Weather (Tapeta) mile saw a field of six 3 year old fillies battle it out for the UAE 1,000 Guineas.

Godolhpin saddled the first two horses home, Gamilati and Pimpernel with the former looking mighty impressive to take out the victory under Frankie Dettori.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stGamilati (GB)M Al ZarooniLanfranco Dettori
2rd5.5Pimpernel (IRE)M Al ZarooniMickael Barzalona
3rd2.25Alsindi (IRE)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench
4th5.5Moon Spun (SAF)H BrownRyan Moore
5th1Colorful Notion (IRE)M BottiMirco Demuro
6th0.25Mary Fildes (IRE)JS MooreJames Doyle

16:45 – Race 4 – Classifieds Trophy

A 1,000M (approximately 5 furlongs) sprint handicap on the turf was next on the card.

Robert Cowell’s Monsieur Joe narrowly beat out David “Dandy” Nicholls’ Inxile in an exciting finish.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stMonsieur Joe (IRE)R CowellWilliam Buick
2rd0.25Inxile (IRE)D NichollsAdrian Nicholls
3rd0.25Bohemian Melody (GB)M BottiRyan Moore
4th0.75Iver Bridge Lad (GB)J RyanMichael O’Connell ( 2.5 kgs)
5th0.25Nocturnal Affair (SAF)D MarnaneColm O’Donoghue
6th1.25Mar Adentro (FR)R ChotardChristophe Soumillon
7th0.75Green Beret (IRE)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench
8th0.5Dafeef (GB)D WatsonRichard Hills
9th1.25Internationaldebut (IRE)P MidgleyKieren Fallon
10th0.5Invincible Ash (IRE)M HalfordShane Foley
11th9.25Happy Dubai (IRE)A Al RaiheTadhg O’Shea
12th1Humidor (IRE)G BakerLanfranco Dettori
13th1.25Winker Watson (GB)M ChannonSilvestre De Sousa
14thDistRock Jock (IRE)E CharpyTed Durcan

17:25 – Race 5 – Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored By Gulf News

Another sprint, this time over 1,200M (approximately 6 furlongs) was next on the card – this time a Group 3 event for 3 year olds upwards.

Another close finish saw the David Barron trained Hitchens come out on top from Kieren Fallon mount, Krypton Factor.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stHitchens (IRE)TD BarronSilvestre De Sousa
2rdShKrypton Factor (GB)F NassKieren Fallon
3rd1.75Alo Pura (GB)D SelvaratnamWilliam Buick
4th0.75Captain Obvious (AUS)S BurridgeOscar Chavez
5th0.75Rerouted (USA)M de KockChristophe Soumillon
6th2.25Seachantach (USA)S SeemarRichard Mullen
7th0.25Jimmy Styles (GB)C CoxJames Doyle
8th1.75Angel’s Pursuit (IRE)D MarnaneColm O’Donoghue
9thHdSir Reginald (GB)R FaheyPaul Hanagan
10th2.5Dohasa (IRE)I MohammedAntioco Murgia (nil)
11th3Mujaazef (GB)A Al RaiheRichard Hills
12th2Critical Moment (USA)F NassTed Durcan
13th3.25Hajoum (IRE)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench

18:00 – Race 6 – Tabloid Trophy

The final event of the afternoon was the longest race of the day – a 2,810M (1M6F) Handicap event on the Turf.

Sheik Hamdan bin Mohamed al Maktoum was successful with the Frankie Dettori ridden Fox Hunt winning with a little in hand.

PosDistHorseTrainerJockey
1stFox Hunt (IRE)M Al ZarooniLanfranco Dettori
2rd3.25Averroes (IRE)E OertelMirco Demuro
3rd0.5Manjakani (GB)I MohammedTadhg O’Shea
4th1Glen’s Diamond (GB)R FaheyPaul Hanagan
5th0.75Tanfeeth (GB)M Al MuhairiRichard Hills
6th1.5Electrolyser (IRE)C CoxJames Doyle
7th7.25Royaaty (IRE)M bin ShafyaXavier Ziani
8th1.25Plantagenet (SPA)G ArizkorretaWilliam Buick
9th3.5Happy Valley (ARG)M de KockChristophe Soumillon
10th0.25Glen Nevis (USA)A Al RaiheRoyston Ffrench
11th3Montaff (GB)M ChannonTed Durcan
12th13.5Nanton (USA)E CharpyRyan Moore
13th14.5Astral Thunder (ARG)D WatsonKieren Fallon

Videos courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.

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