The second race at Meydan, UAE, on January 12th 2012, was the 19:05 Etisalat My Plan event run over 1400M (approximately 7 furlongs) on the all weather – or tapeta – surface.
The race was won by Richard Hills on board Sheik Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Doug Watson trained gelding Barbecue Eddie, who won this sprint event a little cosily, by nearly two lengths easing down.
In second was Ariete Arrollador under Mirco Demuro, who was in turn three quarters of a length up on Russian Rock who finished third under a Wayne Smith ride.
Barbecue Eddie collected winners prize money of USD $66,000 from this event, which had a total prize pool of USD 110,000.
Meydan Result: January 12 2012, Race 2, 19:05, Etisalat My Plan
|1st||Barbecue Eddie (USA)||D Watson||Richard Hills|
|2rd||1.75||Ariete Arrollador (GB)||G Arizkorreta||Mirco Demuro|
|3rd||0.75||Russian Rock (IRE)||M Al Muhairi||Wayne Smith|
|4th||2.25||Tertio Bloom (SWE)||F Borges||Valmir De Azeredo|
|5th||1.25||Storm Chispazo (ARG)||H Brown||Ryan Moore|
|6th||Hd||Spirit Of Sharjah (IRE)||J Feilden||Tadhg O’Shea|
|7th||Ns||Captain Ramius (IRE)||K Ryan||Jamie Spencer|
|8th||1.25||Red Gulch (GB)||M Al Zarooni||Lanfranco Dettori|
|9th||1.75||Royal Destination (IRE)||F Nass||Royston Ffrench|
|10th||4.25||Reem (AUS)||M de Kock||Christophe Soumillon|
|11th||0.75||Lowther (GB)||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls|
|12th||0.75||Swop (IRE)||L Cumani||Kieren Fallon|
|13th||1.25||Toolain (IRE)||D Selvaratnam||William Buick|
|14th||2||Nova Step (GB)||S Chevalier||Olivier Peslier|
Video courtesy Emirates Racing Authority.