The Third Race at Meydan on Saturday 21st January 2012, was the 19:25 Swaidan Trading Company Peugeot Thoroughbred Handicap, which was run over 1900M (roughly 1m1.5f) on the Tapeta surface.
Connections were competing for a share of USD $20,000 in prize money, of which the winner was to scoop $12,000.
The race was won by Bawadi under a good ride from Patrick Cosgrave, which saw him just get the better of Bin Shamardal under Wayne Smith, by half a length. Sheik Hamdan al Maktoum’s Masaalek was a couple of lengths back in third under Richard Hills.
Bawadi did well to get up on the line, but perhaps the eye-catching performance of the race was that of Masaalek, who was unlucky in running when produced from behind a wall of horses – this horse showed a good deal of speed, and, with a clear run, could have got much closer in this event, it is felt.
Full results are detailed below.
Meydan Result: January 21 2012, Race 3, 19:25 Swaidan Trading Company Peugeot
|1st||Bawadi (USA)||M bin Shafya||Patrick Cosgrave|
|2rd||0.5||Bin Shamardal (IRE)||M Al Muhairi||Wayne Smith|
|3rd||2.25||Masaalek (GB)||D Watson||Richard Hills|
|4th||1.5||Profondo Rosso (IRE)||D Watson||Jamie Spencer|
|5th||0.5||Furnace (IRE)||E Charpy||Colm O’Donoghue|
|6th||1.25||Uptown Guy (USA)||D Watson||Patrick Dobbs|
|7th||1.75||Highland Glen (GB)||S Seemar||Richard Mullen|
|8th||Sh||Paschendale (GB)||M Al Muhairi||James Doyle|
|9th||0.5||Mutual Force (USA)||A Al Raihe||Saeed Al Mazrooei ( 3.0 kgs)|
|10th||1.75||Street Act (USA)||A Al Raihe||Royston Ffrench|
|11th||4||Strecker (USA)||S Chevalier||Ted Durcan|
|12th||3.5||Shemoli (GB)||D Selvaratnam||William Buick|
|13th||6.5||Rehearsal Dinner (IRE)||I Mohammed||Tadhg O’Shea|
|14th||Dist||Mawaddah (IRE)||M Ramadan||Salima Al Taleei ( 3.0 kgs)|
Video and pictures courtesy the Dubai Racing Authority.