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The inaugural running of the $20 million Saudi Cup, Saturday February 29.

Race 1. Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup. 1st, Port Lions, Adrie de Vries; 2nd, Deirdre, Oisin Murphy; 3rd, For The Top, Mickael Barzalona. Trained: Fawzi Abdulla Nass (BHR). Distances: 1l, 1/2l, 2 1/2l.

Race 2. stc 1351 Cup. 1st, Dark Power, Frankie Dettori; 2nd, Mubtasim, James Doyle; 3rd, Glorious Journey, William Buick. Trained: Allan Smith (BHR). Dist: 1l, 2l, 3 1/2l.

Race 3. Longines Turf Handicap. 1st, Call The Wind, Olivier Peslier; 2nd, Mekong, Jamie Spencer; 3rd, Prince Of Arran, James Doyle. Trained: Freddy Head (FR). Dist: 2 1/2l, 2 1/2l, 1 3/4l.

Race 4. Obaiya Arabian Classic Purebred Arabians. 1st, Tallaab Al Khalediah, Roberto Perez; 2nd, Hajres, Christophe Soumillon; 3rd, Mashhur Al Khalediah, Jean-Bernard Eyquem. Trained: S. Mutlaq (KSA). Dist: 3l, 2 1/4l, 1l

Race 5. Jockey Club Cup. 1st, Omsiyaatee, A Alfouraidi; 2nd, Be Azn Allah, Mickael Barzalona; 3rd, Alnajim Albaaher, Alexis Moreno. Trained: G. Alghaith (KSA). Dist: 1/2l, 2l, 4l.

Race 6. Samba Saudi Derby. 1st, Full Flat, Yutaka Take; 2nd, Mishriff, David Egan; 3rd, Final Song, Harry Bentley. Trained: Hideyuki Mori (JPN). Dist: 2 1/4l, 1 3/4l, 2 1/4l.

Race 7. Saudia Sprint. 1st, New York Central, Irad Ortiz Jr; 2nd, Matera Sky, Yatuka Take; 3rd, Gladiator King, Mickael Barzalona. Trained: S Al Harabi (KSA). Dist: 1l, 2 1/4l, 1/4l.

Race 8. The Saudi Cup. 1, Maximum Security, Luis Saez; 2, Midnight Bisou, Mike Smith; 3, Benbatl, Oisin Murphy. Trained: Jason Servis (USA). Dist: 3/4l, 2l, 1l.

RUNNERS AND RIDERS

King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh 13645, Saudi Arabia

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Race 1 - 13:00

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup (Conditions) (3yo+) (Inner Track) (Turf) 3yo+ 10f110y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(3)
For The Top
5
J:M Barzalona
T:S Ghadayer
117
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 9Fs G2,203K1266/10 13 1/2l, Benbatl[33/1]9-0Silvestre De Sousa
09Jan20Mey 9Gd G2,113K1262/5 4 3/4l, Benbatl[16/1]9-4Mickael Barzalona
18Aug19Dma 10Fs G1,472K12410/10 33l, Higher Power[47/1]8-12Martin Garcia
24Jul19Dma 12Fs G3Hc,47K1193/5 13 1/2l, Campaign[14/5]8-11Joseph Talamo
15Jun19Sna 8Fs Cl,33K1234/4 2l, Draft Pick[54/10]8-11Martin Garcia
Comments: H Won a 12.5f dirt Grade 1 in Argentina in 2018 but mainly struggled in US; better on debut for these connections at Meydan in early January when second to Benbatl in a 1m1f Group 2 but comes into this off a poor effort behind the same rival when they raced on dirt earlier this month; outsider with claims if turf is what he wants.
2(7)
Imagen De Roma
5
J:Edgar Yanguez
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
24Jan20Jan 10Fs ,9K1339/9 15 1/2l, Alkhateeb9-6Camilo Ospina
07Dec19Jan 12Fs ,10K1284/4 5l, Executive Force9-11A Alfouraidi
02Nov19Jan 9Fs ,10K13111/4 9l, Alkhateeb9-0W Ramos
15Dec18Isi 8Hy G1,64K1194/21 2l, Hat Mario[16/5]9-6Pablo G Falero
13Oct18Isi 10Gd 3yG1,99K1231/12 1/2l, Global Kid[4/1]8-11Pablo G Falero
Comments: H Won 1m2f turf Group 1 in Argentina in 2018, which doesn't appear to have been strong form, and then finished fourth in a 1m event at the same track; well held all three starts here on dirt surface and makes little appeal.
3(8)
Intellogent
5
J:P Boudot
T:F Chappet
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
22Nov19Sak 10Gd ,250K1285/13 1 1/4l, Royal Julius[9/1]9-2 cpPierre-Charles Boudot
20Oct19Lon 11Hy G2,67K1287/8 33l, Subway Dancer[9/1]9-2 cpCristian Demuro
16Sep19Msn 10Gd G3,36K1282/5 3/4l, Villa Rosa[23/10]8-13 cpCristian Demuro
10Aug19Arl 10Fm G1,458K1266/9 6 3/4l, Bricks And Mortar[156/10]9-0 bl(1)Florent Geroux
26May19Lon 9GS G1,129K1284/9 1 3/4l, Zabeel Prince[46/1]9-2 cpCristian Demuro
Comments: HHH Best effort remains his 2018 success in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat (1m, good ground) and yet to win any race subsequently; however, trip and going should be fine, and place claims in this company if running to the level he did in last year's Prix d'Harcourt or Prix d'Ispahan.
4(1)
Mount Everest
4
J:R L Moore
T:A P O'Brien
124
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Dec19Sha 12Gd G1,1141K12114/14 18 1/2l, Glory Vase[37/1]9-0Wayne Lordan
02Nov19Sna 12Fm G1,1732K1226/12 2 3/4l, Bricks And Mortar[18/1]9-0Wayne Lordan
19Oct19LEO 10Sft/Hy Lis,24K1291/10 1/4l, Ancient Spirit[11/4J]9-7Wayne Lordan
27Sep19NMK 12Gd Cl1 Lis,23K1244/5 2 3/4l, Mountain Hunter[10/11F]9-5Ryan Moore
14Sep19LEO 12Gd G3,53K1274/9 1 3/4l, Norway[7/1]9-1Ryan Moore
Comments: HHH Showed smart form as a 2yo and for much of his 3yo campaign, although only win in 2019 came in a 1m2f Listed event (soft to heavy ground) at Leopardstown; gained a career-best when sixth in the Breeders' Cup Turf after that; heads here having finished way behind Deirdre in the Hong Kong Vase but can bounce back and be one of the leading players.
5(4)
Persian Moon
4
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:S Harabi
118
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K1268/14 5 1/4l, Mjjack9-0James Doyle
17Jan20Jan 10Fs ,10K1321/6 14l, Character Witness9-5James Doyle
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1277/11 14l, Contango9-4James Doyle
07Sep19ASC 12GF 3yCl2Hc,62K1302/11 Apparate[7/1]8-8Adam Kirby
31Aug19CHS 14Gd Cl1 Lis,21K1192/6 5l, Vivid Diamond[5/1]8-2Jason Hart
Comments: HH Smart sort at his peak for Mark Johnston up to 1m4f but only ever won a couple of novice events and a conditions race, falling short at Group 3 and Listed level plus in classy handicaps; impressive when making all to land the middle race of his three starts at this track, albeit on dirt, since joining this stable and does have chance of reaching the frame.
6(9)
Port Lions
5
J:A Vries
T:F Nass
105
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
31Jan20Sak 10Gd ,18K1261/3 2l, Rustang9-0Adrie de Vries
10Jan20Sak 9Gd ,10K1321/3 5l, Fayez9-0Brett Doyle
13Dec19Sak 8Gd ,13K1261/3 12l, Macaque9-0Adrie de Vries
07Jul19LIM 7Gd ,11K1331/6 Geological[4/1]9-3Chris Hayes
29Jun19CUR 8Gd Hc,27K1269/13 2 1/2l, Wind N Grass[7/1]8-9W J Lee
Comments: HH Had a few trainers in his time and in great heart at Sakhir (Bahrain) recently, including at this trip; no doubt best efforts need improving upon, but a strict line of form through Rustang, who he beat last time, puts him in front of Intellogent considering that horse's effort behind the same rival in the Bahrain International Trophy in November; interesting outsider.
7(6)
Royal Youmzain
5
J:B Murzabayev
T:A Wohler
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
22Sep19Col 12Gd G1,90K1326/9 15 1/2l, Aspetar[13/1]9-6Bauyrzhan Murzabayev
24Aug19Bad 10Gd G3,29K1263/8 1 1/4l, Alounak[2/1F]8-11Eduardo Pedroza
11Aug19Hop 12Gd G1,90K1324/6 3l, French King[112/10]9-6Eduardo Pedroza
30Jun19Hmb 12Gd G2,36K1322/6 2 1/2l, French King[2/1]9-6Eduardo Pedroza
02Jun19Bad 11Gd G2,36K1282/8 1/2l, Itobo[11/5F]9-2Eduardo Pedroza
Comments: HHH Consistent enough in German Group races, most recent success came in 2018; usually races over 1m4f nowadays, although has been fully effective over this sort of distance; absent since moderate effort in the Group 1 Preis von Europa in September, but up to going close if freshened up for the break.
8(5)
Trais Fluors
6
J:W J Lee
T:K Condon
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
02Nov19Sna 8Fm G1,866K12611/13 6 1/2l, Uni[28/1]8-11W J Lee
16Sep19Msn 10Gd G3,36K1283/5 1 1/4l, Villa Rosa[7/10F]8-13Pierre-Charles Boudot
15Aug19Dea 10VSft G3,36K1263/9 2 3/4l, Olmedo[12/5F]9-0Pierre-Charles Boudot
21Jul19Dea 8GS G3,36K1282/6 1/2l, Impulsif[17/5]9-2Pierre-Charles Boudot
16Jun19Cha 8GS G3,36K1262/5 3/4l, Vintager[1/2F]9-0Pierre-Charles Boudot
Comments: HH Showed plenty of smart form for Andre Fabre between 1m-1m2f although also regularly beaten at fairly short odds; closely matched with Intellogent on their meeting last September but made no great impression on debut for new connections when down the field in the Breeders' Cup Mile when last seen; talented but with something to prove.
9(2)
Deirdre
6
J:O Murphy
T:M Hashida
136
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Dec19Sha 12Gd G1,1141K1224/14 4 1/4l, Glory Vase[18/1]9-0Oisin Murphy
19Oct19ASC 10Sft Cl1 G1,771K1283/9 3l, Magical[10/1]9-2Oisin Murphy
14Sep19LEO 10Gd G1,642K1304/8 3l, Magical[11/1]9-4Oisin Murphy
01Aug19GOO 10Gd Cl1 G1,340K1331/9 1 1/4l, Mehdaayih[20/1]8-13Oisin Murphy
19Jun19ASC 10Sft Cl1 G1,425K1236/8 13 1/2l, Crystal Ocean[33/1]9-0Yutaka Take
Comments: HHHHH High-class Japanese-trained mare who has shown good form on her travels since June, the obvious highlight when landing the Group 1 Nassau Stakes (1m2f, good ground) in August; followed that with two sound efforts at the same distance before unsuited by going up to 1m4f at Sha Tin when last seen; obvious claims returned to a shorter trip again against easier opposition.
This brand new turf course is left-handed, reported to be a fair galloping track with sweeping bends. Those in charge must be delighted they have attracted such a top-class mare in DEIRDRE to more than likely win the first big race on it. She has lots in her favour so it'll be surprising if she can't pick up the prize. The remainder really aren't in her league if she's anywhere near her best but Mount Everest and Intellogent are fancied to follow her home.[David Toft]

Race 2 - 13:35

stc 1351 Cup (Conditions) (3yo+) (Inner Track) (Turf) 3yo+ 6f166y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(9)
Dark Power
6
J:L Dettori
T:A Smith
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
27Dec19Sak 6Gd ,5K1293/3 2 3/4l, Northern Thunder9-0 tTadhg O'Shea
13Dec19Sak 6Gd Hc,7K1371/3 2l, Likethelook8-7 tJames Doyle
15Mar19Sak 5Gd Hc,6K1371/3 3l, Evergate9-13 tAdnan Jaffar
26Oct18NBY 6GS Cl3Hc,7K13513/16 10l, Bernardo O'Reilly[7/2]9-3 tAndrea Atzeni
14Oct18GOO 6Sft Cl3Hc,16K1312/9 1 1/4l, Alaadel[3/1F]8-10 tAdam Kirby
Comments: H Very useful in 13 outings for Clive Cox and won two of three starts in Sakhir, but most recent run saw him finish third to a horse officially rated 78 when with Richard Hannon, so, despite the booking of Frankie Dettori, lots of improvement required to trouble the best of these.
2(4)
Ghoul
5
J:J Rosario
T:P Miller
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
26Jan20Sna 5Fm ,44K1225/5 4l, Lil Milo[23/10F]8-10Joel Rosario
29Dec19Sna 5Gd ,28K1241/3 1/2l, What'sontheagenda[42/10]8-10Joel Rosario
24Nov19Woo 6Fs ,25K1215/5 4 3/4l, Brass Compass[26/1]8-11Jerome Lermyte
04Aug19Sar 5Fm Cl,41K1225/10 5 3/4l, Final Frontier[223/10]8-10Ricardo Santana Jr
09Jun18Gav 5Hy G1,16K1125/11 2l, Habile Bobby[51/10]8-0V Borges
Comments: HH Nothing hugely special about his US form but this trainer and jockey need taking seriously.
3(12)
Glorious Journey
5
J:W Buick
T:C Appleby
130
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
23Jan20Mey 7Gd G2,113K1291/7 3/4l, Mythical Magic[9/4]9-0James Doyle
06Oct19Lon 7VSft G1,180K1289/12 7 1/2l, One Master[69/10]8-13William Buick
17Aug19NBY 7Sft Cl1 G2,57K1321/7 1/2l, Librisa Breeze[100/30]9-6James Doyle
13Jul19NMK 6GF Cl1 G1,284K1328/12 5 3/4l, Ten Sovereigns[20/1]9-0James Doyle
29Jun19NMK 7GF Cl1 G3,34K1312/8 1/4l, Limato[7/2]9-10James Doyle
Comments: HHHH Can sometimes run below par for no obvious reasons but really classy when on his game, as he showed when landing a second Group 2 of his career in the Al Fahidi Fort (7f, good ground) at Meydan last month; draw might be a concern but solid claims otherwise.
4(1)
Graignes
4
J:P Cosgrave
T:G Baker
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Oct19Lon 7VSft G1,180K1265/12 5l, One Master[12/1]8-13Cristian Demuro
15Sep19Lon 7Gd G3,36K1252/11 1 1/2l, City Light[15/2]9-2Cristian Demuro
11Aug19Dea 8Gd G1,515K1255/8 3 1/4l, Romanised[16/1]9-5Cristian Demuro
07Jul19Dea 7Gd 3yG1,206K1288/12 8 3/4l, Too Darn Hot[10/1]9-2Cristian Demuro
12May19Lon 8Hy 3yG1,309K1284/10 3l, Persian King[11/1]9-2Cristian Demuro
Comments: HHHH Has some smart form but yet to add to his debut win as a 2yo; finished in front of plenty of these in the Prix du Pin (7f, good ground) in September and not disgraced in the Prix de la Foret after that; joined these connections for 600,000euros with this race no doubt in mind; interesting.
5(14)
King Malpic
7
J:O Peslier
T:T Lemer
129
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
04Aug19Dea 6Gd G1,196K12912/15 8l, Advertise[11/1]8-13Olivier Peslier
13Jul19Msn 6Gd G3,36K1271/6 3/4l, Inns Of Court[22/5]9-7Olivier Peslier
30May19Lon 7Gd G3,36K1302/9 1l, Hey Gaman[31/1]9-4Olivier Peslier
08May19Bor 7Gd ,9K1341/3 1/2l, Roncey[2/1F]9-4Olivier Peslier
12Apr19Bor 8GS ,11K1301/3 1 1/2l, Calvin[4/5F]9-4Olivier Peslier
Comments: HH Consistent sort throughout his career, nowadays in French conditions events and Group 3s; defeated solid yardstick Inns Of Court two runs back in the Prix de Ris-Orangis (6f, good ground) but beat just three home on final start of 2019 when upped to Group 1; talented but vulnerable to something with a bit more class.
6(2)
Larchmont Lad
6
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:S Harabi
126
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Sep19Lon 7Gd G3,36K1283/11 2l, City Light[12/1]9-2Charles Bishop
25Aug19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G3,34K1293/10 1/2l, Suedois[14/1]9-3Charles Bishop
27Jul19ASC 7GS Cl2Hc,93K1317/23 6 1/2l, Raising Sand[33/1]9-7Scott McCullagh
29Jun19NMK 7GF Cl1 G3,34K1314/8 1 3/4l, Limato[16/1]9-10Sean Levey
11May19HAY 7GS Cl1 Lis,21K1347/7 16l, Safe Voyage[9/1]9-8 cpPaul Hanagan
Comments: HHH Trip and going are no problem and closely matched with a few of these on his most recent starts for previous stable; not dismissed on first start for new connections.
7(10)
Legends Of War
4
J:R Bejarano
T:D O'Neill
126
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
01Jan20Sna 5Fm G2,90K1229/10 5 1/2l, Texas Wedge[133/10]8-8Abel Cedillo
02Nov19Sna 5Fm G1,433K12412/12 9l, Belvoir Bay[28/1]9-0Rafael Bejarano
12Sep19Knd 6Fm 3yG3,226K1201/12 1 3/4l, Stubbins[237/10]8-6Rafael Bejarano
03Aug19Dma 5Fm ,30K1221/3 Psycho Dar[33/10]8-12Rafael Bejarano
18Jul19Dma 8Fm 3y,54K1187/7 4 1/2l, Jasikan[13/2]8-10Rafael Bejarano
Comments: HH Smart sprinter as a 2yo for John Gosden and best effort was when runner-up in the Gimcrack Stakes; won a couple of races since transferring to US, including a Grade 3, but last two starts, in stronger company, have not been so good.
8(11)
Momkin
4
J:David Egan
T:W Haggas
125
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Sep19Lon 7Gd G3,36K1255/11 2 1/2l, City Light[67/10]9-2 blOisin Murphy
25Aug19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G3,34K1242/10 1/4l, Suedois[3/1]9-3 blOisin Murphy
02Aug19GOO 8GF 3yCl1 G3,57K1273/9 2 1/2l, Duke Of Hazzard[6/1]9-1 blOisin Murphy
11Jul19NMK 8GF 3yCl1 Lis,28K1292/6 2 1/2l, Duke Of Hazzard[7/2]9-3 blAndrea Atzeni
22Jun19ASC 7Gd 3yCl1 G3,51K1276/18 3 3/4l, Space Traveller[9/1]9-1 bl(1)Andrea Atzeni
Comments: HHH Solid enough smart performer when in the care of Roger Charlton and closely matched with a few of these on his final two runs of 2019; switched to William Haggas since last start (same ownership) and not hard to picture him being in the finish.
9(6)
Mubtasim
6
J:James Doyle
T:C Appleby
128
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
23Jan20Mey 7Gd G2,113K1263/7 1 3/4l, Glorious Journey[13/2]9-3Brett Doyle
18Apr19NMK 7GF Cl2Hc,16K1331/10 1l, On The Warpath[5/2J]9-3 hWilliam Buick
28Feb19Mey 7Gd Hc,83K1312/14 1l, On The Warpath[11/4]8-13 hJames Doyle
07Feb19Mey 7Gd Hc,64K1251/13 3/4l, Poet's Society[4/1C]8-11 hWilliam Buick
08Oct18KEM 8St/Slw Cl2 ClHc,19K1404/14 1l, Pactolus[7/4F]9-12 hJames Doyle
Comments: HHHH Likes to make the running and comes into this off a third behind stablemate Glorious Journey at Meydan following a 280 day absence; doesn't need to progress much for that outing to potentially reverse placings with that rival, so one of the more likely winners of this.
10(8)
Sir Dancealot
6
J:R L Moore
T:D Elsworth
133
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Oct19Lon 7VSft G1,180K12810/12 7 3/4l, One Master[16/1]8-13Gerald Mosse
14Sep19DON 7GF Cl1 G2,61K1331/5 1 1/2l, Never No More[11/4]9-0Gerald Mosse
24Aug19YOR 7GF Cl1 G2,128K1355/9 4l, Shine So Bright[7/1]9-1Gerald Mosse
17Aug19NBY 7Sft Cl1 G2,57K1354/7 5l, Glorious Journey[9/2]9-6Gerald Mosse
30Jul19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G2,177K1291/9 1l, Hey Gaman[6/1]9-3Gerald Mosse
Comments: HHHH Good form last season, the highlight being when winning Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good ground) in the summer, with a couple of these rivals behind; trip and going should be fine but doesn't have any strong record fresh, making him easy enough to take on; Ryan Moore rides for the first time since winning on him in 2017.
11(3)
Speak In Colours
5
J:W M Lordan
T:J P O'Brien
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
19Oct19ASC 6Hy Cl1 G1,331K1286/17 4l, Donjuan Triumphant[22/1]9-2 tDonnacha O'Brien
06Oct19Lon 7VSft G1,180K1283/12 4l, One Master[23/1]8-13Donnacha O'Brien
28Sep19CUR 6Sft G3,32K1311/7 1 1/4l, Downforce[6/5F]9-5 tShane Crosse
24Aug19YOR 7GF Cl1 G2,128K1324/9 3l, Shine So Bright[7/1]9-1 tDonnacha O'Brien
30Jul19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G2,177K1294/9 2 1/4l, Sir Dancealot[8/1]9-3 tWayne Lordan
Comments: HH Smart throughout his career and seems to handle most ground, winning in both good ground and soft; finished in front of Graignes and Glorious Journey in the Prix de la Foret (7f, very soft ground) but that form may not be confirmed here, with excuses for both of those rivals then.
12(13)
Suedois
9
J:D Tudhope
T:D O'Meara
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
16Jan20Mey 8Gd Hc,79K1321/16 Epic Hero[9/2]8-9Daniel Tudhope
02Jan20Mey 7Gd LisHc,79K1323/11 1 3/4l, Major Partnership[11/4]8-8 cpDaniel Tudhope
05Oct19Kee 8Fm G1,472K1263/14 3/4l, Bowies Hero[20/1]9-0 cpJamie Spencer
14Sep19LEO 8Gd G2,106K1344/9 3l, Space Traveller[4/1]9-3 cpDaniel Tudhope
25Aug19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G3,34K1291/10 1/4l, Momkin[5/1]8-12 cpDaniel Tudhope
Comments: HHH Close to his best on the figures in two starts already this year, most recently winning valuable 1m handicap at Meydan last month; closely matched with plenty he faces here on their meetings down the years, but stall 13 may not be ideal.
13(7)
Holy Day
5
J:Edgar Yanguez
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Dec19Jan 9Fs ,13K12614/14 28l, Side Hill9-0Camilo Ospina
23Nov19Jan 7Fs ,10K13313/4 5 1/2l, Mojtahah9-2Camilo Ospina
24Feb19Pal 8Hy G2,9K1211/3 2l, College Girl[6/5F]9-6Jorge A Ricardo
Comments: H Multiple winner in Argentina but shown nothing for these connections in a couple of starts on dirt here.
14(5)
Royal Intervention
4
J:O Murphy
T:E Walker
128
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
25Aug19Bad 6Gd G2,36K1231/7 1 1/2l, Waldpfad[9/5]9-4Gerald Mosse
02Aug19GOO 7Gd Cl1 G3,45K1265/17 2l, Billesdon Brook[10/1]9-3Frankie Dettori
12Jul19YOR 6GF Cl1 G3,37K1241/16 1/4l, Shades Of Blue[6/1]8-12Paul Hanagan
21Jun19ASC 6GS 3yCl1 G1,284K1265/9 8 1/2l, Advertise[50/1]9-3Gerald Mosse
25May19HAY 6GF 3yCl1 G2,51K1233/4 3 1/2l, Hello Youmzain[33/1]9-0Gerald Mosse
Comments: HHHHH Stepped up on previous sound efforts when making all in Group 3 at York in July (6f, good to firm ground), when in front of the subsequent Prix de l'Abbaye winner; excuses for next start at Goodwood before not needing to be at her best to land a German Group 2; should have more improvement left in her; gets handy sex allowance.
A big field means there could be traffic problems for some in the home straight and plenty of them have met on numerous occasions already. Glorious Journey is the obvious starting point but doesn't represent much value from a wide stall. Instead a chance is take on the filly ROYAL INTERVENTION, who doesn't need to have improved a great deal during the winter to take a hand in the finish. Mubtasim and Graignes can be chief threats.[David Toft]

Race 3 - 14:10

Longines Turf Handicap (3yo+) (Inner Track) (Turf) 3yo+ 15f0y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(1)
Cross Counter
5
J:W Buick
T:C Appleby
122
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
05Nov19Fle 16GS G1Hc,2569K1278/24 1 1/2l, Vow And Declare[12/1]8-3William Buick
15Sep19CUR 14GF G1,308K1354/10 4l, Search For A Song[6/4F]8-11William Buick
30Jul19GOO 16Gd Cl1 G1,284K1353/8 2l, Stradivarius[3/1]9-9James Doyle
20Jun19ASC 20Sft Cl1 G1,284K1274/11 1 3/4l, Stradivarius[4/1]9-2James Doyle
30Mar19Mey 16Gd G2,709K1211/10 1 1/4l, Ispolini[7/4F]8-9William Buick
Comments: HHHH One of the best stayers around, his crowning moment when winning the 2018 Melbourne Cup; produced strong performances in Cup races during 2019 which ended with a fine effort in Flemington again on his most recent start; can go well fresh and sets a good standard.
2(5)
Dee Ex Bee
5
J:M Barzalona
T:S Ghadayer
124
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
30Jan20Mey 14Gd LisHc,79K1325/7 2l, Secret Advisor[15/8F]8-5Mickael Barzalona
05Oct19Lon 20VSft G1,154K1283/10 1 1/2l, Holdthasigreen[11/10F]9-2Mickael Barzalona
23Aug19YOR 16GF Cl1 G2,128K1292/4 1 1/4l, Stradivarius[3/1]9-6Silvestre De Sousa
30Jul19GOO 16Gd Cl1 G1,284K1352/8 1/4l, Stradivarius[11/2]9-9Silvestre De Sousa
20Jun19ASC 20Sft Cl1 G1,284K1272/11 1l, Stradivarius[7/2]9-2Silvestre De Sousa
Comments: HHHHH Doesn't win often for one of his ability but is incredibly consistent in good races, nowadays over staying trips; reportedly wasn't spot on for his recent return to action at Meydan, with this being the stated target, but still posted a decent RPR in defeat; finished in front of Cross Counter the last two times they met, most notably in the Goodwood Cup so holds strong claims, especially if handed an easy lead.
3(4)
Call The Wind
6
J:O Peslier
T:F Head
121
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
27Oct19Lon 15Hy G1,180K1302/6 1 1/4l, Technician[11/5F]8-10Olivier Peslier
05Oct19Lon 20VSft G1,154K1282/10 3/4l, Holdthasigreen[4/1]9-2Aurelien Lemaitre
18Aug19Dea 15Hy G2,67K1342/8 3/4l, Marmelo[39/10]9-4Aurelien Lemaitre
14Jul19Lon 14GS G2,67K1264/6 4 1/4l, Way To Paris[27/10]9-0Aurelien Lemaitre
26May19Lon 15GS G2,67K1303/11 4 1/2l, Called To The Bar[21/10F]9-0Aurelien Lemaitre
Comments: HHH Highly promising end to his 2018 campaign saw him land the Group 1 Prix du Cadran, but hasn't added to that since, albeit never ran badly during 2019, including when third to Cross Counter in the Meydan Gold Cup giving that rival 6lb; weighted to maintain his advantage over Dee Ex Bee on their 2019 Prix du Cadran clash, but that was a different trip and that rival has had a recent start; likely to be thereabouts but others appeal more.
4(3)
Called To The Bar
6
J:T Bachelot
T:Mme Pia Brandt
120
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Dec19Sha 12Gd G1,1141K1265/14 6 1/2l, Glory Vase[83/1]9-0 tMaxime Guyon
08Sep19Lon 15GS G3,36K1301/6 2l, Haky[1/2F]9-0Maxime Guyon
20Jun19ASC 20Sft Cl1 G1,284K1288/11 9l, Stradivarius[20/1]9-2 tOisin Murphy
26May19Lon 15GS G2,67K1261/11 3l, Way To Paris[53/10]9-0Theo Bachelot
28Apr19Lon 15GS G3,36K1293/8 5 1/4l, Holdthasigreen[7/5F]9-7Maxime Guyon
Comments: HHH Multiple winner in France, including at Group 2 level, who has a fine record over 1m7f, so drop to 1m4f at Hong Kong was probably against him when last seen; can't be completely ruled out but clearly needs to find a bit extra.
5(2)
Prince Of Arran
7
J:James Doyle
T:C Fellowes
122
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Dec19Sha 12Gd G1,1141K12611/14 14l, Glory Vase[48/1]9-0Michael Walker
05Nov19Fle 16GS G1Hc,2569K1192/24 Vow And Declare[16/1]8-3Michael Walker
23Oct19Gee 12Gd G3Hc,133K1281/11 1/4l, True Self[16/5F]8-13Michael Walker
12Oct19Cau 12Gd G2Hc,133K1282/13 1/2l, The Chosen One[15/2]8-8Michael Walker
07Sep19KEM 12St/Slw Cl1 G3,40K1313/12 1 3/4l, Royal Line[9/1]9-5Stevie Donohoe
Comments: HHH Commendable performer, placed in the last two Melbourne Cups, including third to Cross Counter in 2018, but also noteworthy that just one of his last 16 best RPRS have seen him win; on the positive side of things he has plenty of good efforts following an absence, so no great surprise if he's involved in the finish.
6(8)
Twilight Payment
7
J:W M Lordan
T:J P O'Brien
120
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
05Nov19Fle 16GS G1Hc,2569K12111/24 3 3/4l, Vow And Declare[40/1]8-3 t,cpHugh Bowman
15Sep19CUR 14GF G1,308K1357/10 6 1/4l, Search For A Song[14/1]8-11 cpKevin Manning
28Jun19CUR 14Gd G2,80K1371/10 1/4l, Latrobe[7/1]9-11 cpKevin Manning
17May19LEO 14Gd/Y Lis,27K1341/6 3/4l, Falcon Eight[6/1]9-5 cpKevin Manning
28Apr19NAV 14Y G3,34K1304/9 1 3/4l, Master Of Reality[7/1]9-3 cpKevin Manning
Comments: HH Smart sort on first 23 runs for Jim Bolger and ended his time for that partnership in great heart, winning a Group 2 and Listed event in 2019; not far off recent best in two starts for these new connections in Irish St Leger and Melbourne Cup, but behind Cross Counter in both of those races, plus Prince Of Arran, so a little bit extra required.
7(9)
Downdraft
5
J:R L Moore
T:J P O'Brien
124
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
05Nov19Fle 16GS G1Hc,2569K11822/24 8 1/2l, Vow And Declare[20/1]8-3 tJohn Allen
02Nov19Fle 12Sft G3Hc,100K1301/10 1 1/2l, Carif[9/2F]8-8 tJohn Allen
26Oct19Moo 12Gd G2,172K1253/8 1 1/2l, Hunting Horn[29/10]8-11 tJohn Allen
16Aug19CUR 14Y/Sft G3,53K1342/6 2l, Southern France[11/2]9-8 tDonnacha O'Brien
26Jul19DRO 14Gd Lis,27K1341/7 3l, The King[11/4]9-5 tDonnacha O'Brien
Comments: HH Enjoyed a good time of it in 2019, picking up a couple of Listed events in the summer before gaining a career-best when landing a Group 3 at Flemington; can't be solely judged on his last start, beating just two rivals in the Melbourne Cup, but others in the field seem more likely winners.
8(13)
King's Advice
6
J:J Fanning
T:M Johnston
129
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
16Feb20KEM 16St/Slw Cl2,16K1333/3 7 1/2l, Rainbow Dreamer[5/2]9-7Joe Fanning
31Jan20LIN 16St Cl2,12K1313/4 6 3/4l, Mildenberger[7/4F]9-5Joe Fanning
13Sep19SAL 14Gd Cl2,13K1352/3 1/4l, Weekender[8/15F]9-9Joe Fanning
24Aug19YOR 14GF Cl2Hc,600K13518/22 33l, Mustajeer[7/1]9-5Joe Fanning
03Aug19GOO 14GF Cl2Hc,62K1361/13 1/4l, Outbox[7/2F]9-4Joe Fanning
Comments: HH Reeled off eight wins for Mark Johnston last year, landing six in a row having previously raced in Germany, and gained a career-best when claiming valuable 1m6f handicap at Goodwood; his worst run followed in the Ebor but did bounce back to finish a neck second in a match race 20 days later; just useful form in two starts this campaign so hard to make a solid for him; draw probably not helpful either.
9(10)
Mekong
5
J:J P Spencer
T:J Osborne
124
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
30Jan20Mey 14Gd LisHc,79K1234/7 2l, Secret Advisor[6/1]8-5Jim Crowley
19Oct19ASC 16GS Cl1 G2,255K1334/9 6 1/4l, Kew Gardens[20/1]9-7Jim Crowley
24Aug19YOR 14GF Cl2Hc,600K13310/22 7 1/2l, Mustajeer[14/1]9-5Ryan Moore
06Jul19SAN 16GF Cl1 Lis,23K1262/5 1/4l, Falcon Eight[9/4]9-0Ryan Moore
15Jun19YOR 14GS Cl1 Lis,28K1267/7 41l, Gold Mount[EvensF]9-0Ryan Moore
Comments: HH Smart for previous connections but did have a habit of throwing in the odd well-below performance for varying reasons; made a good start for Jamie Osborne when finishing in front of Dee Ex Bee recently, but that rival is slightly better off at the weights here; not completely dismissed if on best behaviour.
10(12)
True Self
7
J:L Dettori
T:W Mullins
124
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Dec19Sha 12Gd G1,1141K1227/14 7 1/2l, Glory Vase[76/1]9-0Kerrin McEvoy
09Nov19Fle 13Gd G3Hc,100K1251/11 1 1/2l, Carif[11/10F]8-7Ryan Moore
23Oct19Gee 12Gd G3Hc,133K1252/11 1/4l, Prince Of Arran[18/5]9-2John Allen
24Aug19YOR 14GF Cl2Hc,600K1336/22 3l, Mustajeer[14/1]9-5Donnacha O'Brien
11Jul19LEO 14GF G3,40K1357/7 25l, Peach Tree[8/11F]8-9Colin Keane
Comments: HHH Started out in bumpers and over hurdles but quickly made up into a smart type on the Flat; has won over 1m2f but wants 1m5f if not further; didn't run too well when last seen at Sha Tin and weighted to finish behind Prince Of Arran again when considering their run in the 2019 Geelong Cup; more needed from wide draw but holds place claims if gaining a clear path.
11(7)
Contango
6
J:Luis Morales
T:F Alghareeban
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K12614/14 18 1/2l, Mjjack9-0Luis Morales
17Jan20Jan 10Fs ,10K1374/6 16l, Persian Moon9-6Luis Morales
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1301/11 9l, Mohatem9-4Luis Morales
07Dec19Jan 12Fs ,10K1342/4 Executive Force9-11Luis Morales
17Oct18NOT 10Sft Cl3Hc,9K13011/14 24l, Collide[12/1]9-2 v(1)Rob Hornby
Comments: H Useful in 11 starts for Andrew Balding at up to 1m4f but only in handicap company; won three times here on dirt over 1m4f, notably the Local Group 1 Crown Prince Cup in December but well held the last twice; faces a hard task.
12(6)
Hibou
7
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:F Alabdmonim
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 12Fs ,10K1372/6 Lexington Empire9-8A Alfouraidi
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K1263/14 1 1/4l, Mjjack9-0Misharei Alissa
11Jan20Jan 9Fs ,12K1276/6 8 1/2l, Mjjack9-1Misharei Alissa
02Nov19Jan 9Fs ,10K1372/4 5 1/4l, Alkhateeb9-0Misharei Alissa
14Oct17YOR 10Gd Cl2Hc,22K1317/12 4 1/2l, Dark Red[20/1]9-4 blDavid Nolan
Comments: H Very useful when with Iain Jardine at up to 10.5f during 2017; been running with credit since joining new connections, often keeping on well from off the gallop, but this is a hard task on his first attempt at a staying trip.
13(11)
Mafaaheem
6
J:A Al Audeeb
T:S Harabi
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Feb20Jan 10Fs ,16K1283/4 1 1/2l, Hinde Street9-2A S Al Audeeb
27Dec19Jan 12Fs ,15K1328/4 1 3/4l, Plane Song9-11A S Al Audeeb
25Oct19Jan 10Fs ,9K1372/3 3/4l, Alwahsh9-6A S Al Audeeb
22Sep18AYR 10Hy Cl2Hc,16K1341/8 1/2l, Aasheq[11/2]9-7Daniel Tudhope
15Jun18YOR 10GF Cl3Hc,12K1312/7 3l, Society Red[9/2]8-12Dane O'Neill
Comments: H Very useful in ten starts in Britain at up to 1m2f, landing a 0-100 handicap on his final outing for Owen Burrows; well beaten on only try over 1m4f for these connections in between two fair efforts over shorter so hard to think that this new distance is going to improve him.
14(14)
Dramatic Device
5
J:O Murphy
T:A Khalid
117
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 12Fs ,10K1346/6 12 1/2l, Lexington Empire9-8Youssef Alhousin
07Feb20Jan 10Fs ,16K13011/4 1 1/2l, Hinde Street9-2Youssef Alhousin
24Jan20Jan 10Fs ,9K1378/9 13 1/2l, Alkhateeb9-6A Alazhari
26Sep19NMK 12Gd Cl2Hc,13K1281/7 1/2l, Spirit Ridge[3/1J]9-6Pat Cosgrave
23Aug19NMK 12GF Cl4Hc,6K1381/6 2 1/2l, Fox Vardy[9/2]9-4Pat Cosgrave
Comments: H Fair maiden for Andre Fabre/Godolphin in 2018 but improved into a useful type for Chris Wall in 2019, winning his last three starts for him, two of which came over 1m4f; no show in three runs since being sold again and was way behind Hibou a couple of weeks ago; return to turf might help but plenty to find.
15(15)
Main Street
5
J:
T:S Harabi
121
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
14Feb20Jan 10Fs ,9K13418/4 4 1/2l, Harvey Dent9-11A S Al Audeeb
04Apr19Cfd 10St Cl2Hc,13K1287/8 7 3/4l, Nonios[3/1]8-9 cpOisin Murphy
13Mar19LIN 7St Cl2Hc,12K1246/7 9l, Cardsharp[4/1]9-9 cp(1)Oisin Murphy
23Feb19LIN 8St Cl2Hc,12K1253/6 1 3/4l, Oh This Is Us[5/1]9-12David Probert
02Feb19LIN 10St Cl1 Lis,26K1267/8 10 1/2l, Wissahickon[20/1]9-3David Probert
Comments: H Had some respectable form early in his career but purchased for 20,000gns when going through the sales in October; no promise on recent debut for new connections here on dirt.
16(16)
Asbab
6
J:
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 12Fs ,12K12713/5 8 3/4l, Inhamill9-0Youssef Alhousin
08Feb20Jan 10Fs Ap,24K1305/5 12 1/2l, Omsiyaatee9-2K Alshrar
25Jan20Jan 12Fs ,10K1338/4 13 1/2l, Megh Naaj9-6Naif Alanazi
Comments: H Prominent racer on dirt here and has won races but makes no appeal on these terms.
While this is a handicap, it's still the top weights who appeal most. There is little doubt that Cross Counter has solid claims but this has also been the target for DEE EX BEE, so at the likely odds he makes the greater appeal. Call The Wind can be best of the remainder.[David Toft]

Race 5 - 15:30

Jockey Club Cup (Local Handicap) (3yo+) (Outer Track) (Dirt) 3yo+ 9f0y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(4)
Ala Sawab
4
J:P Boudot
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Tough and progressive with record of 5-8; all wins over 1m, including in local Group 2 and 3; stays this trip and collared close home in Group 1 over extra furlong last time; likely to be prominent; major player.
2(12)
Aljamee
5
J:Y Alhousin
T:A Mishrif
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
18Jan20Jan 10Fs ,80K12710/7 11 1/2l, Ibn Alnafees9-1Youssef Alhousin
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K13010/7 5 1/4l, Lae Oyoun Walid9-4James Doyle
Comments: Has 6/27 record; winner in local Group 2 and 3 company and over C&D (holds third-placed Enayat Almajeed on that evidence); comes from well off the pace and these days may want another furlong; poor draw.
3(6)
Be Azn Allah
6
J:M Barzalona
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
18Jan20Jan 10Fs ,80K1272/7 1l, Ibn Alnafees9-1Mickael Barzalona
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1302/7 1/4l, Lae Oyoun Walid9-4Camilo Ospina
Comments: Ultra-consistent with career stats of 12-18; three C&D successes and in the money three times over further since the last one; that included a close fourth to Almajeed and he can turn tables over this shorter trip.
4(1)
Motabain
4
J:Non-Runner
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Has a 4-10 archive; picked up first C&D success in December in local Group 3; twice beaten over further since then; drop in trip will help but suspicion he is a little close to the top weights.
5(11)
Waqoor
7
J:Luis Morales
T:N Alghshyan
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Made it 10-29 with impressive C&D win in November; thumped by Alzahawi two starts back and re-opposes on worse terms; not the best draw either; others preferred.
6(9)
Alzahawi
8
J:M Alissa
T:M Al Haider
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
14Feb20Jan 8Fs ,22K1374/4 1l, Riyadee9-2M Alnefzi
18Jan20Jan 8Fs ,80K1269/13 11l, Alnajim Albaaher9-0Misharei Alissa
Comments: Has accrued a CV with 8-42; one C&D success to his name but most wins at 1m; came from last and met a little trouble when a strong-finishing fourth over 1m last time; this looks tougher.
7(2)
Enayat Almajeed
5
J:N Alanazi
T:A Mishrif
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
01Feb20Jan 9Fs ,10K13011/6 3 3/4l, Mosanni8-13A S Al Audeeb
18Jan20Jan 10Fs ,80K1274/7 11 1/2l, Ibn Alnafees9-1James Doyle
Comments: Has a record of 3-15 but with out a win in 13 months; best form has come over an extra furlong; held by several of these on recent performances; unlikely winner.
8(7)
Alnashaas
7
J:A Alfairouz
T:A Alshafai
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs Ap,24K1284/5 12 1/2l, Omsiyaatee9-2F Wannas
01Feb20Jan 9Fs ,10K1285/6 3 3/4l, Mosanni8-13F Wannas
18Jan20Jan 8Fs ,80K1263/13 5 1/2l, Alnajim Albaaher9-0A Alfairouz
Comments: Compiled 12-57 career numbers; won two lesser races this season but in the money in local Group 1 too; has a C&D win but these days 1m2f or more seems to suit a little better; will come from off the pace.
9(10)
Aenan Alaezm
6
J:V Gutierrez
T:H Alrasheed
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Picked up one C&D win in profile of 5-27; races handily but hits a flat spot when things quicken up; arguably career-best when fifth in local Group 1 last time; not straightforward and can wander under pressure.
10(14)
Omsiyaatee
5
J:A Alfouraidi
T:G Alghaith
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs Ap,24K1281/5 9 3/4l, Beijing8-9M Alhabeeb
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1263/7 2 3/4l, Lae Oyoun Walid9-4Misharei Alissa
Comments: Runaway win last time to take her to 6-20; that came in an apprentice race after the weights for this, so she is about 14lb 'well in' on official ratings; Group 2 placed in a distaff race and a leading contender.
11(5)
Sharae
7
J:E Castro
T:N Alatawi
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Landed some decent prizes on way to an 8-21 career CV; a dual C&D winner, he has been below his best this season and has been dropped to as lower mark for future handicaps.
12(3)
Megh Naaj
6
J:A Al Audeeb
T:A Mishrif
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 12Fs ,12K1233/5 8 3/4l, Inhamill9-0A Alfouraidi
25Jan20Jan 12Fs ,10K1321/4 6 1/4l, Walad Albalad9-7Alexis Moreno
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1268/7 5 1/4l, Lae Oyoun Walid9-4A Alfouraidi
Comments: Three C&D victories in her 6-25 stats, but last one was nearly a year ago; has found her form again on last two starts, but both times over 1m4f; could be found wanting back down in distance.
13(8)
Maroof
7
J:A Alawfi
T:S Harabi
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 9Fs ,10K1371/3 1l, Khand9-5A Alawfi
18Jan20Jan 10Fs ,80K1278/7 11 1/2l, Ibn Alnafees9-1A Alawfi
Comments: Looking to add a third C&D win to his 4-17 record; defied top weight to land a handicap over this 1m1f last time; all out at the finish and this is a big step up.
14(13)
Alnajim Albaaher
6
J:Alexis Moreno
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
31Jan20Jan 8Fs ,10K1341/3 6l, Khand9-1Alexis Moreno
18Jan20Jan 8Fs ,80K1261/13 2 1/4l, Thaqeel Alrai9-0Alexis Moreno
04Jan20Jan 8Fs ,10K1322/4 2 3/4l, Ashqar Rumah9-4Alexis Moreno
Comments: Out of the money just once in compiling record of 6-17; two C&D wins to his name but arguably best at 1m; easy winner of starts this year, including a local Group 1; has a potent turn of foot and a danger.
15(15)
Merba'a
5
J:Non-Runner
T:A Mishrif
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
0
Comments: Is 3-27 with his wins coming at 1m and 1m2f; pieces of form last year read well but he has gone off the boil; heavily beaten in last three starts; there are better prospects.
16(1)
Median
10
J:
T:S Harabi
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
15Feb20Jan 12Fs ,12K1262/5 4l, Inhamill9-0A S Al Audeeb
18Jan20Jan 10Fs ,80K1275/7 11 1/2l, Ibn Alnafees9-1Luis Morales
Comments: Into the veteran stage having compiled a career slate of 8-30; boasts five C&D successes, although his latest came at 1m4f; running well but two years since he fired over this trip.
Top weight has been earned by the tough and progressive Ala Sawab and he is sure to run well. So is Omsiyaatee who sprinted 10l clear to win an apprentice handicap and would be 14lb higher in future races. However, the quality of BE AZN ALLAH might prevail, especially as the likely fast pace is sure to suit - he's nicely drawn in stall 6.

Race 6 - 16:10

Samba Saudi Derby (Conditions) (3yo) (Outer Track) (Dirt) 3yo 8f0y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(13)
Bella Fever
4
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:M De Kock
103
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 7Gd 3y,45K1271/14 1/4l, Final Song[20/1]8-6 tDane O'Neill
03Mar19Mro 5Fm 2y,8K1211/3 4 1/2l, Mi Carabela[1/10F]8-9Federico F Piriz
03Feb19Mro 5Fs 2y,7K1211/3 12 1/2l, Sant Julia[1/20F]8-9Federico F Piriz
16Dec18Mro 5Fs 2y,4K1191/3 3 1/2l, Bar Arocena[30/100F]8-9Federico F Piriz
Comments: HHHH Carries extra weight for being born in 2016 in southern hemisphere; has 5-5 record, four wins up to 5.5f on dirt and turf in South America and most recently won 7f turf conditions race at Meydan; should cope with further step up in trip and return to dirt; likely contender under top dirt rider.
2(4)
Aan Alawaan
3
J:Non-Runner
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
17Jan20Jan 8Fs 3y,80K1262/3 1/4l, Malafekh9-1Mickael Barzalona
21Dec19Jan 8Fs 2y,16K1267/4 3 3/4l, Walad Akheel9-0Camilo Ospina
30Nov19Jan 8Fs 2y,10K1262/3 1/4l, Alaf'kham9-0Camilo Ospina
Comments: H Four starts over C&D, held since debut win, runner-up to Malafekh latest; outsider.
3(10)
Billy Batts
3
J:J Rosario
T:P Miller
113
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Feb20Sna 5Fm 3y,36K1201/3 1 1/2l, Rager[12/5]8-8Umberto Rispoli
01Nov19Sna 8Fm 2yG1,433K1222/14 3/4l, Structor[66/1]8-10Paco Lopez
06Oct19Sna 8Fm 2yLis,47K1223/7 2 1/2l, Hit The Road[37/10]8-10 blTiago Josue Pereira
01Sep19Dma 8Fm 2yLis,47K1202/3 1/4l, Encoder[16/5]8-8 blDrayden Van Dyke
10Aug19Dma 8Fm 2y,29K1201/3 1 3/4l, Fantasy Game[9/10F]8-1 blFlavien Prat
Comments: HHH Trained in US where he's shown smart turf form, notably 66-1 second in 1m Breeders' Cup contest in November (everything went his way) and tidy winner of minor race over 5.5f at Santa Anita in recent tune-up for this; this surface is an unknown but sire was Grade 1 dirt winner and the trainer needs taking seriously; contender.
4(2)
Cherokee Trail
3
J:R L Moore
T:J Gosden
99
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
12Oct19NMK 8Sft 2yCl1 G3,34K1277/8 18l, Military March[7/1]9-1Frankie Dettori
21Sep19NBY 7GF 2yCl4,5K1341/9 1l, Imrahor[8/13F]9-2Ryan Moore
07Sep19ASC 7GF 2yCl4,7K1311/8 3/4l, What An Angel[7/2]9-5Kieran O'Neill
Comments: HH Three starts on turf in Britain last year, winning two 7f novices before struggling in 1m Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket (perhaps unsuited by soft ground and undulating track; lost his action); sire was dirt horse but dam's side of pedigree is all turf; blinkers added.
5(14)
Full Flat
3
J:Y Take
T:H Mori
102
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
18Jan20Kyo 9St 3y,51K1232/3 1 3/4l, Hakuai Windsor[74/10]8-11Shane Foley
01Nov19Sna 8Fs 2yG1,866K1225/8 8 1/4l, Storm The Court[80/1]8-10Yutaka Take
12Oct19Kyo 7Sft 2y,114K1215/5 8 3/4l, Lauda Sion[105/10]8-9Yuichi Kitamura
11Aug19Kok 6Fm 2yMd,36K1191/3 2 1/2l, Lugar Santo[157/10]8-7Yuichi Kitamura
20Jul19Chk 7Y 2y,50K1198/8 12 1/2l, Pale Ale[207/10]8-7Katsuharu Tanaka
Comments: HHH Japanese trained; first three starts came on turf in Japan last year, notably winning 6f maiden, before respectable fifth in 8.5f dirt Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile in US (80-1 SP); most recently runner-up in minor 1m1f dirt race back in Japan; possible contender.
6(11)
Lake Causeway
3
J:R Mullen
T:S Seemar
96
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 8Fs 3yG3,113K1264/16 3l, Fore Left[33/1]9-0Adrie de Vries
18Jan20Mey 8Fs 3y,20K1262/15 2l, Emblem Storm[7/4F]9-0Richard Mullen
04Jan20Mey 6Fs 3y,20K1262/12 Good Fighter[16/1]9-0Antonio Fresu
Comments: HH 0-3 on dirt at Meydan, most recently never-dangerous fourth in UAE 2,000 Guineas (33-1); more needed; visor added.
7(6)
Malafekh
3
J:E Castro
T:A Alfarraj
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Feb20Jan 8Fs 3y,13K1322/4 1 3/4l, Moqtaderah8-11Eddie Castro
17Jan20Jan 8Fs 3y,80K1271/3 1/4l, Aan Alawaan9-0Naif Alanazi
04Jan20Jan 7Fs 3y,12K1265/5 3l, Bint Alder'eyah8-10R Altoairsh
Comments: H 4-8 record here, wins over 6f-1m including local Group 1, but beaten latest; outsider.
8(12)
Mishriff
3
J:David Egan
T:J Gosden
96
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Nov19NOT 8Hy 2yCl5 Md,4K1311/11 10l, Spanish Persuader[5/6F]9-5David Egan
25Oct19NBY 8Hy 2yCl4,5K1283/13 2 1/2l, Acquitted[7/4F]9-8Frankie Dettori
14Oct19YAR 7Hy 2yCl4,5K1314/10 4l, Society Lion[5/2]9-5Robert Havlin
Comments: HHH Improved with 10l win in 8.3f heavy-ground turf maiden in Britain in November on third start; not specifically bred for dirt but the progeny of his great grandsire Dubawi can go well on this sort of surface and the dam's sire is a fair influence for dirt; could be good enough.
9(7)
Rajee Allah
3
J:L Saez
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
22Nov19Jan 7Fs 2y,9K1301/3 10 1/2l, Alshatherwan9-4Camilo Ospina
19Oct19Jan 7Fs 2y,8K1261/3 7l, Alaf'kham9-0Camilo Ospina
Comments: HHH Won both starts over 7f here from the front by wide margins in minor company; this is much tougher test but needs taking seriously with good, aggressive US-based rider up.
10(8)
Rowdy Yates
3
J:M Smith
T:S Asmussen
101
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
26Jan20Snl 8Fs 3y,47K1241/3 3 1/2l, Competitive Idea[1/2F]8-8Luis Contreras
16Dec19Rmp 8Fs 2yLis,189K1217/11 19 1/2l, Shoplifted[19/5]8-9Richard E Eramia
16Nov19Rmp 8Fs 2y,35K1211/3 4 3/4l, Kirkcules[1/5F]8-7Richard E Eramia
14Sep19Chu 8Fs 2yG3,93K1205/10 7 1/4l, Dennis' Moment[17/2]8-6Tyler Baze
29Jun19Chu 6Fs 2yG3,60K1202/8 3/4l, Phantom Boss[9/5]8-8Ricardo Santana Jr
Comments: HHHHH 5-8 record in US, all starts on dirt including winning four minor 6f-1m stakes races; not a star but should handle conditions; fair chance.
11(9)
Down On Da Bayou
3
J:M Barzalona
T:S Ghadayer
119
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
20Feb20Mey 9Fs 3yG3,113K1261/6 18 1/2+l, Dubai Love[5/1]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
23Jan20Mey 8Fs 3yLis,113K1262/9 3 1/4l, Dubai Love[9/2]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
02Jan20Mey 7Fs 3y,45K1262/15 1 3/4l, Final Song[5/2]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
19Dec19Mey 7Fs 2-3y,21K1261/8 8l, Hamama[11/10F]9-0 hRoyston Ffrench
07Nov19Mey 7Fs 2-3y,21K1264/5 15l, Rio Angie[9/4]9-0Royston Ffrench
Comments: HHH Improved with front-running win in 9.5f Group 3 UAE Oaks just last week but now back down in trip, off the short rest, and taking on males for first time; this is a big ask.
12(5)
Final Song
3
J:H Bentley
T:S bin Suroor
107
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 7Gd 3y,45K1182/14 1/4l, Bella Fever[13/8F]9-1Harry Bentley
23Jan20Mey 8Fs 3yLis,113K1263/9 5 1/4l, Dubai Love[1/2F]9-0Christophe Soumillon
02Jan20Mey 7Fs 3y,45K1261/15 1 3/4l, Down On Da Bayou[11/4]9-0Christophe Soumillon
11Oct19NMK 7GS 2yCl1 G3,34K1266/9 5l, Rose Of Kildare[2/1F]9-3Oisin Murphy
12Jul19NMK 6GF 2yCl1 G2,45K1263/7 2l, Raffle Prize[100/30]9-3Ryan Moore
Comments: HHH Versatile filly; three starts at Meydan this year, winning 7f dirt conditions race before third in 1m Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas (closely matched with Down On Da Bayou in those races); troubled run through when second to Bella Fever in 7f turf race latest; contender.
13(3)
Mor'edah
3
J:Alexis Moreno
T:N Alazma
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Feb20Jan 8Fs 3y,13K1264/4 9 1/4l, Moqtaderah8-11Alexis Moreno
18Jan20Jan 8Fs 3y,80K1251/3 5 1/2l, Zaamerah8-13Alexis Moreno
27Dec19Jan 8Fs 2y,9K1281/3 1 1/2l, Bint Alder'eyah8-7Alexis Moreno
Comments: H Won local Group 1 over C&D penultimate start but beaten latest; has more to do now; others preferred.
14(1)
Tamaari
3
J:Camilo Ospina
T:B Rizaiq
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
18Jan20Jan 8Fs 3y,80K1233/3 6 1/2l, Mor'edah8-13Camilo Ospina
15Nov19Jan 7Fs 2y,13K1261/3 10l, Ghala Fahda9-0Camilo Ospina
25Oct19Jan 6Fs 2yMd,8K1231/3 1 3/4l, Fatelah8-11Camilo Ospina
Comments: H Won first two starts over 6f-7f here but only third behind Mor'edah over C&D latest.
An open race - there's probably no star in this - and ROWDY YATES, a useful dirt runner in the US who goes for a top jockey and trainer, appeals most. Bella Fever has sound claims, the Japanese runner Full Flat has a shout, Mishriff looks the most likely of the two John Gosden contenders and Rajee Allah might be the pick of the locals.[Ron Wood]

Race 7 - 16:50

Saudia Sprint (Conditions) (3yo+) (Outer Track) (Dirt) 3yo+ 6f0y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(5)
Captain Scotty
6
J:L Saez
T:P Miller
122
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
25Jan20Sna 6Fs G2,90K1201/4 1/4l, Flagstaff[39/10]8-8 blAbel Cedillo
01Jan20Sna 5Fm G2,90K1205/10 2l, Texas Wedge[49/10]8-8 blJoel Rosario
28Nov19Chu 6Fs ,46K1203/3 1 1/2l, Zipp On By[13/10F]8-8 blTyler Gaffalione
03Dec18Dma 6Fs ,25K1202/5 1/4l, Calexman[33/10]8-6 blFlavien Prat
11Nov18Dma 8Fs ,25K1202/3 3/4l, Shivermetimbers[13/5]8-6 blFlavien Prat
Comments: HHH US challenger; most recently made all in four-runner 6f Santa Anita Grade 2; likely contender.
2(3)
Drafted
6
J:P Dobbs
T:D Watson
126
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
30Jan20Mey 6Fs G3,90K1264/8 2 1/4l, Gladiator King[8/11F]9-2Pat Dobbs
02Jan20Mey 6Fs G3,90K1273/9 1 3/4l, Gladiator King[2/1]9-1Pat Dobbs
30Mar19Mey 6Fs G1,1181K1265/9 4 1/4l, X Y Jet[13/2]9-0Pat Dobbs
09Mar19Mey 6Fs G3,165K1261/10 1/4l, Nine Below Zero[15/8F]9-0Pat Dobbs
31Jan19Mey 6Fs G3,94K1261/6 3/4l, Tato Key[13/8F]9-0Pat Dobbs
Comments: HHHHH Set 4.5f juvenile track record at Keeneland in 2016; trained in UAE these days, an off-the-pace runner with a strong finish; five wins at Meydan including two 6f Group 3s; hasn't done enough there this season, twice finishing behind Gladiator King, but those raced didn't unfold ideally and he has been running okay; this looks good opportunity; blinkers added.
3(7)
Gladiator King
4
J:M Barzalona
T:S Seemar
128
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
30Jan20Mey 6Fs G3,90K1281/8 1l, Truck Salesman[6/1]9-0Mickael Barzalona
02Jan20Mey 6Fs G3,90K1271/9 1/4l, Ibn Malik[10/1]9-1Mickael Barzalona
01Jun19Gul 6Fs 3y,36K1235/5 13 1/2l, Garter And Tie[31/10]8-11Leonel Reyes
18May19Pim 6Fs 3yG3,94K1222/9 1/4l, Lexitonian[84/10]8-8Leonel Reyes
20Apr19Gul 7Fs 3y,36K1231/3 Garter And Tie[59/10]8-11Leonel Reyes
Comments: HHHH Won Grade 3 in US last year; trained in UAE now, 2-2 in 6f Group 3s at Meydan this season; strong contender.
4(10)
Imperial Hint
7
J:J Rosario
T:L Carvajal
140
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
21Dec19Gul 7Fs G3,48K1263/6 1 1/4l, Diamond Oops[EvensF]9-0Javier Castellano
28Sep19Blm 6Fs G1,130K1241/4 Firenze Fire[1/4F]8-12Javier Castellano
27Jul19Sar 6Fs G1Hc,152K1231/6 4l, Diamond Oops[58/10]8-4Javier Castellano
30Mar19Mey 6Fs G1,1181K1263/9 2l, X Y Jet[7/2]9-0 tJose L Ortiz
16Feb19Tmp 6Fs ,35K1243/3 5l, Killybegs Captain[1/5F]8-8Antonio A Gallardo
Comments: HHHH Has had problems over the years, and below-form third in last season's Golden Shaheen at Meydan on only international start; however, top-class dirt sprinter on his day, four 6f Grade 1 wins in US including setting track record at Saratoga last summer; stretched by 7f when beaten in Gulfstream Grade 3 in December; likely winner if at his best but can't be punted confidently.
5(9)
Indelible Ink
8
J:Luis Morales
T:F Alghareeban
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
14Feb20Jan 7Fs ,13K1371/3 1 1/4l, Evening Hill9-6Luis Morales
06Feb20Jan 7Fs ,10K1373/4 2 1/4l, Krispen9-4Luis Morales
25Jan20Jan 8Fs ,15K1265/5 12 1/2l, Mjjack9-0Eddie Castro
03Jan20Jan 8Fs ,13K1374/4 4 1/4l, Mesquite9-2Luis Morales
27Dec19Jan 7Fs ,10K1371/6 2 1/4l, Maypole9-11Luis Morales
Comments: H Won 1m2f turf handicap in Britain in 2015; multiple wins here since including over this trip, but this will likely prove well beyond him.
6(8)
Manguzi
4
J:Abdulaziz Almousa
T:A Khalid
122
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
02Jan20Mey 9Fs Hc,79K1268/10 10 1/2l, Grand Argentier[15/2]8-5Fernando Jara
19Dec19Mey 8Fs Lis,34K1254/7 3l, Secret Ambition[13/2]9-2Fernando Jara
05Dec19Mey 10Fs Lis,34K1285/7 8l, Military Law[15/2]9-5Fernando Jara
30Mar19Mey 9Fs 3yG2,1181K1263/14 1l, Plus Que Parfait[40/1]9-0Fernando Jara
09Mar19Mey 9Fs 3yLis,142K1213/14 8 1/4l, Divine Image[6/1]8-5Fernando Jara
Comments: H Useful over further in UAE but not up to this sort of level; unlikely to figure; first start for local trainer.
7(12)
Matera Sky
6
J:Y Take
T:H Mori
130
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
02Nov19Sna 6Fs G1,866K1268/8 9 1/2l, Mitole[28/1]9-0Yutaka Take
08Sep19Han 6Fm G2,429K1237/13 5 3/4l, Tower Of London[71/10]9-0Yutaka Take
07Jul19Chk 7St G3,261K1265/15 3 1/2l, Arctos[7/5F]8-11Yutaka Take
30Mar19Mey 6Fs G1,1181K1262/9 1 1/2l, X Y Jet[33/1]9-0Yutaka Take
27Jan19Tok 7St G3,276K12613/16 9 3/4l, Copano Kicking[69/10]8-11Yutaka Take
Comments: HHH Won 7f Grade 3 in Japan in 2018 and 33-1 second in last year's 6f Group 1 Golden Shaheen at Meydan, but finished last in Breeders' Cup Sprint in November; doesn't convince, but claims on his best.
8(1)
Maypole
5
J:A Alfouraidi
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Jan 7Fs ,10K1374/4 3 1/4l, Krispen9-4Alexis Moreno
25Jan20Jan 8Fs ,15K1263/5 3 3/4l, Mjjack9-0Alexis Moreno
27Dec19Jan 7Fs ,10K1372/6 2 1/4l, Indelible Ink9-11Alexis Moreno
13Dec19Jan 7Fs ,13K1372/3 2l, Fightwithme9-2Alexis Moreno
01Oct18KEM 8St/Slw Cl3Hc,9K1212/8 1/4l, Qaroun[100/30]8-8Rossa Ryan
Comments: H Three AW/turf wins around 1m in Britain in 2018; has won over 7f-1m here but an outsider now.
9(2)
Muhtaram
10
J:Camilo Ospina
T:F Alghareeban
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K1264/14 2 1/4l, Mjjack9-0R Altoairsh
01Feb20Jan 8Fs ,10K1341/3 2 1/4l, Cariblanco9-8Luis Morales
17Jan20Jan 10Fs ,10K1376/6 18 1/2l, Persian Moon9-6Camilo Ospina
11Jan20Jan 9Fs ,12K1255/6 7l, Mjjack9-1A Almimomi
03Jan20Jan 8Fs ,13K1342/4 2 1/2l, Mesquite9-2R Altoairsh
Comments: H Was a tough handicapper in UAE back in the day but at low level over further, three 1m Meydan wins; also won over 1m in China; has won over 7f-1m here more recently, but it's impossible to believe he has any chance in this.
10(6)
New York Central
5
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:S Harabi
118
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
03Nov19Chu 6Fs ,58K1245/5 9l, Recruiting Ready[93/10]8-12Channing Hill
21Sep19Lau 6Fs G3,118K1204/6 6l, Killybegs Captain[23/5]8-8Fergal Lynch
06Jul19Blm 7Fs G2,130K1207/7 20l, Promises Fulfilled[43/5]8-12Ricardo Santana Jr
18May19Pim 6Fs G3,71K1221/6 1 3/4l, Proforma[23/10]8-10Ricardo Santana Jr
06Apr19Kee 7Fs G3,118K1185/12 3 1/4l, Bobby's Wicked One[222/10]8-6Julien R Leparoux
Comments: HHH Won 6f Grade 3 in US last year; first local start and for new trainer, but gets top US-based rider; contender if running to best.
11(4)
Sobre Action
6
J:Alexis Moreno
T:A Wahed
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
27Dec19Jan 7Fs ,10K1376/6 4 3/4l, Indelible Ink9-11W Ramos
13Dec19Jan 7Fs ,13K1373/3 3 1/4l, Fightwithme9-2W Ramos
08Nov19Jan 8Fs ,13K13711/5 12l, Mjjack9-11Camilo Ospina
01May19Pal 8St G1,23K13212/15 19 1/2l, Nacho Surge[70/1]8-13Juan C Noriega
09Jul18Pal 8M G1,38K12612/15 16 1/2l, Magical Touch[104/10]9-0Altair Domingos
Comments: H Formerly trained in South America, notably third in 1m dirt Grade 1; beaten in three 7f-1m starts here; outsider.
12(13)
Beau Warrior
4
J:N Alanazi
T:A Almuteb
108
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
31Jan20Jan 8Fs ,10K13412/12 13l, Amazing Speed9-11M Aldaham
12May19LEO 8Gd/Y 3yG3,32K1269/10 9 1/4l, Hamariyna[14/1]9-0Rory Cleary
02May19Cfd 6St 3yCl1 Lis,31K1266/13 3 3/4l, Isaan Queen[6/1]9-0Ronan Whelan
05Apr19DUN 7St 3y,9K1301/4 2 3/4l, Major Reward[7/4]9-5Ronan Whelan
15Mar19DUN 6St 3y,9K1241/9 3/4l, Empire Line[7/2]9-3Ronan Whelan
Comments: H Useful five-time 6f-7f AW winner in Ireland; well beaten over 1m on recent first go here; no chance.
13(11)
Mesquite
5
J:A Alfairouz
T:A Khalid
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
17Jan20Jan 10Fs ,70K1256/6 34l, Side Hill8-13A Alfairouz
03Jan20Jan 8Fs ,13K1281/4 2 1/2l, Muhtaram9-8A Alfairouz
07Dec19Jan 9Fs ,13K12612/14 24l, Side Hill9-0M Aldaham
26Oct18KEM 7St/Slw Cl4Hc,6K1318/14 4 1/4l, Sayem[12/1]9-5 v(1)David Probert
10Oct18KEM 7St/Slw Cl4Hc,6K1312/14 1/4l, Parnassian[16/1]9-4 bl(1)Harry Bentley
Comments: H Won two 7f-1m AW handicaps when trained in Britain; more recently three wins around 1m here but has little hope now.
There are only a few serious challengers in this. The small-but-rapid US runner Imperial Hint will probably win if close to his top-class best but he's not bombproof and DRAFTED is one to be interested in. This track is said to ride on the slow side and with minimal kickback, with closing runners winning at a higher rate than is typical on dirt, and it could be made for Drafted, who usually gets behind in his races at Meydan, not facing the sandstorm early before finishing with a rare late charge. He's always had bundles of talent - going back to his maiden success he lowered the 4.5f Keeneland track record, going quicker than the high-class Lady Aurelia had managed six days earlier - and this test might see him at his best. New York Central is also worth a look.[Ron Wood]

Race 8 - 17:40

Saudi Cup (Conditions) (3yo+) (Outer Track) (Dirt) 3yo+ 9f0y

No. DRAW
HORSE
AGE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
RPR
1(3)
Benbatl
6
J:O Murphy
T:S bin Suroor
138
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 9Fs G2,203K1261/10 2l, Military Law[6/4J]9-0 tChristophe Soumillon
09Jan20Mey 9Gd G2,113K1301/5 4 3/4l, For The Top[1/8F]9-0 tChristophe Soumillon
19Oct19ASC 8Hy Cl1 G1,624K13016/16 44l, King Of Change[7/2F]9-1 tOisin Murphy
27Sep19NMK 8Gd Cl1 G2,57K1301/6 5l, King Of Comedy[4/1]9-0 tOisin Murphy
27Oct18Moo 10Gd G1,1763K1302/8 2l, Winx[9/1]9-0 tOisin Murphy
Comments: HHH Triple Group 1 winner on turf and most recently made successful transition to dirt, comfortably taking 9.5f Meydan Group 2; however, had a smooth run round then and this is a much tougher race; Christophe Soumillon, aboard last time, now rides Chrysoberyl.
2(13)
Capezzano
6
J:M Barzalona
T:S Ghadayer
136
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
13Feb20Mey 8Fs G3,90K1261/8 7l, Secret Ambition[100/30]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
30Mar19Mey 10Fs G1,5669K12612/12 32l, Thunder Snow[2/1F]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
09Mar19Mey 10Fs G1,283K1261/10 9 1/2l, Thunder Snow[9/2]9-0 hMickael Barzalona
31Jan19Mey 8Fs Hc,83K1261/14 14l, Thegreatcollection[7/1]8-9 hMickael Barzalona
17Jan19Mey 8Fs Hc,64K1221/11 2 1/4l, Thegreatcollection[20/1]8-11 hRoyston Ffrench
Comments: HH Highly strung, tends to get warm and race freely; also sometimes slow away; however, has a big engine; usually races at Meydan; made all in 1m2f Group 1 last year; failed to beat a rival when 2-1 favourite for Dubai World Cup in March (couldn't dominate, pulling hard just in behind, and finished lame); won 1m Group 3 on recent return, again making all; won't be able to bully this field but could still run well if finding a comfortable rhythm.
3(10)
Chrysoberyl
4
J:C Soumillon
T:H Otonashi
127
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
01Dec19Chk 9St G1,739K1211/16 1/4l, Gold Dream[17/5]9-0Yuga Kawada
23Sep19Fun 9St Lis,229K1211/5 4l, London Town8-11Yuga Kawada
10Jul19Ohi 10St 3yLis,322K1231/5 3l, Derma Louvre8-11Yuga Kawada
02May19Son 9M 3yLis,215K1231/5 5l, Weitblick8-11Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
Comments: HH Unbeaten in six starts in Japan, all on dirt, most recently narrowly defeating Gold Dream in 1m1f Grade 1 Champions Cup (formerly Japan Cup Dirt) in December; set the course record then, but this is a much tougher contest.
4(1)
Gold Dream
7
J:C Lemaire
T:O Hirata
129
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
29Dec19Ohi 10St Lis,572K1264/5 3 1/2l, Omega Perfume9-0Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
01Dec19Chk 9St G1,739K1262/16 1/4l, Chrysoberyl[5/2F]8-9Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
14Oct19Mka 8St Lis,322K1263/5 3l, Sunrise Nova9-0Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
06May19Fun 8St Lis,429K1261/5 1 1/2l, Inti9-0Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
17Feb19Tok 8St G1,737K1262/14 1/4l, Inti[2/1]9-0Christophe-Patrice Lemaire
Comments: HH Japanese challenger; won 2017 Grade 1 Champions Cup and neck second to Chrysoberyl in the 2019 running in December; only fourth in another Japanese Grade 1 latest; probably not good enough.
5(11)
Great Scot
4
J:Alexis Moreno
T:A Mishrif
129
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Sep19HAY 8Sft Cl1 G3,36K1241/6 3 3/4l, Matterhorn[7/2]9-3Richard Kingscote
15Aug19SAL 8GS Cl1 G3,41K1224/6 1l, Kick On[7/2]8-10Richard Kingscote
20Jun19ASC 10Sft 3yCl1 G3,51K12611/13 9 1/4l, Sangarius[14/1]9-0Jim Crowley
19May19Col 8Gd 3yG2,90K1283/11 1/2l, Fox Champion[17/10F]9-2Richard Kingscote
04May19NMK 8Gd 3yCl1 G1,297K1269/19 7l, Magna Grecia[25/1]9-0Richard Kingscote
Comments: H Formerly trained by Tom Dascombe in Britain; won 1m Haydock Group 3 in September; stamina to prove and trying dirt for first time; not bred for this surface although the dam's sire was a dirt horse; highly unlikely to figure.
6(5)
Gronkowski
5
J:L Dettori
T:S Ghadayer
133
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
06Feb20Mey 9Fs G2,203K1263/10 8 3/4l, Benbatl[6/4J]9-0 blMickael Barzalona
05Dec19Mey 10Fs Lis,34K1313/7 4l, Military Law[5/4F]9-5 blRoyston Ffrench
30Mar19Mey 10Fs G1,5669K1262/12 Thunder Snow[28/1]9-0 bl,tOisin Murphy
09Mar19Mey 10Fs G1,283K1265/10 12 1/2l, Capezzano[14/1]9-0 blRoyston Ffrench
24Nov18Aqu 9Fs G3,81K1203/4 2 1/4l, Plainsman[13/10]8-8 blJose L Ortiz
Comments: HHH Runner-up in 1m4f Belmont Stakes in 2018 and 28-1 nose second in 1m2f Dubai World Cup last March; below form in two starts at Meydan this season but was said to be in need of those runs in preparation for this race; a peak performance would give him an outside shout; not ruled out.
7(7)
Maximum Security
4
J:L Saez
T:J Servis
135
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
07Dec19Aqu 8Fs G1Hc,325K1221/11 3 1/2l, Spun To Run[13/10F]8-8Luis Saez
26Oct19Blm 7Fs G3Hc,87K1211/6 1 3/4l, Tale Of Silence[3/5F]8-6Luis Saez
20Jul19Mon 9Fs 3yG1,472K1201/6 1 1/4l, Mucho Gusto[4/5F]8-6Luis Saez
16Jun19Mon 8Fs 3yLis,71K1232/3 1l, King For A Day[1/20F]8-11Luis Saez
04May19Chu 10S 3yG1,1465K12617/19 18 1/2l, Country House[9/2]9-0Luis Saez
Comments: HHHH Tough, high-class US runner; first past post in eight of nine starts at home including four 1m-1m2f Grade 1s, notably making virtually all in 1m2f Kentucky Derby (demoted for interference); most recently impressive in Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, under pressure before the smart runner-up yet keeping on relentlessly and clear at the line; Coolmore then purchased a 50% interest in him; not easy to beat if running to form.
8(9)
McKinzie
5
J:J Rosario
T:B Baffert
137
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
03Nov19Sna 10Fs G1,2598K1262/11 4 1/4l, Vino Rosso[3/1F]9-0Joel Rosario
29Sep19Sna 9Fs G1,142K1252/6 2 1/4l, Mongolian Groom[30/100F]8-9Mike E Smith
03Aug19Sar 9Fs G1,421K1241/7 1 3/4l, Yoshida[17/20F]8-12Mike E Smith
08Jun19Blm 8Fs G1Hc,512K1242/9 3/4l, Mitole[33/20F]8-10Mike E Smith
03May19Chu 8St G2,189K1181/8 4 3/4l, Tom's D'Etat[7/10F]8-6Mike E Smith
Comments: HHHH US runner; flashes tail under pressure but high-class horse; has made top two on 13 of 14 starts at home including four 7f-1m1f Grade 1 wins; most recently runner-up in Breeders' Cup Classic when running out of stamina over 1m2f on a tiring track; this surface is said to ride on the slow side but he's cutting back to a one-turn 1m1f which is near perfect for him; major contender for trainer who has enjoyed loads of big-race success in this region.
9(14)
Mjjack
6
J:Abdullah Aloufi
T:S Harabi
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K1261/14 1/2l, Staunch9-0Abdullah Aloufi
25Jan20Jan 8Fs ,15K1261/5 1 3/4l, Staunch9-1Abdullah Aloufi
11Jan20Jan 9Fs ,12K1271/6 2 1/4l, Cariblanco9-1Abdullah Aloufi
08Nov19Jan 8Fs ,13K1371/5 7 3/4l, God's Speed9-6A Alawfi
20Oct18ASC 8Sft Cl2Hc,156K1323/20 1 1/4l, Sharja Bridge[20/1]9-5Clifford Lee
Comments: H Was smart turf handicapper up to 1m for Karl Burke in Britain; has won last five starts in 1m-1m2f dirt races here, but this is likely beyond him.
10(8)
Mucho Gusto
4
J:I Ortiz Jr
T:B Baffert
135
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
25Jan20Gul 9Fs G1,1353K1241/10 4 1/2l, Mr Freeze[17/5]8-12 blIrad Ortiz Jr
30Sep19Rmp 9Fs 3yG3,189K1244/10 2 1/4l, Owendale[9/10F]8-12 blJoseph Talamo
24Aug19Sar 10Fs 3yG1,528K1263/12 3 1/2l, Code Of Honor[69/20]9-0 blJoseph Talamo
20Jul19Mon 9Fs 3yG1,472K1182/6 1 1/4l, Maximum Security[31/10]8-8 blJoseph Talamo
16Jun19Sna 8Fs 3yG3,47K1241/6 2 1/4l, Roadster[19/10]8-12 blJoseph Talamo
Comments: HHHH US challenger; runner-up to Maximum Security in Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth last summer and improved to win Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream on reappearance in January, both over this trip; this is a much deeper race than the Pegasus, but being an in-form and race-fit runner from a top barn, he holds fair claims.
11(4)
North America
8
J:R Mullen
T:S Seemar
132
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
09Jan20Mey 8Fs G2,158K1263/7 1/4l, Kimbear[11/8F]9-0 tRichard Mullen
30Mar19Mey 10Fs G1,5669K1267/12 7 3/4l, Thunder Snow[3/1]9-0 tRichard Mullen
07Feb19Mey 9Fs G2,213K1261/6 2 1/4l, New Trails[1/3F]9-0 tRichard Mullen
10Jan19Mey 8Fs G2,165K1261/9 9l, Kimbear[6/1]9-0 tRichard Mullen
31Mar18Mey 10Fs G1,4444K12610/10 51l, Thunder Snow[4/1]9-0 tRichard Mullen
Comments: HHH Four 1m-1m2f Group-race wins at Meydan including Group 1 in 2018; disappointing in last year's Dubai World Cup and below-form on this season's reappearance but it turned out he had foot injury in that latest start; likes to dominate which will be tough now, but player if bouncing back to best.
12(2)
Tacitus
4
J:J Lezcano
T:W Mott
129
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
28Sep19Blm 10Fs G1,325K1223/5 4l, Code Of Honor[14/5]8-10 blJose L Ortiz
24Aug19Sar 10Fs 3yG1,528K1262/12 3l, Code Of Honor[12/5F]9-0 bl(1)Jose L Ortiz
27Jul19Sar 9Fs 3yG2,260K1222/6 3/4l, Tax[8/5F]8-8Jose L Ortiz
08Jun19Blm 12Fs 3yG1,630K1262/10 1l, Sir Winston[39/20F]9-0Jose L Ortiz
04May19Chu 10S 3yG1,1465K1263/19 3 1/4l, Country House[58/10]9-0Jose L Ortiz
Comments: HHHHH US challenger; not straightforward but loads of excuses (from five starts back to latest: wide, wide, stumbled, went too fast, took keen hold); perhaps the race to focus on is the Travers at Saratoga last summer, when he forced an overly strong pace with third-placed Mucho Gusto but out-lasted him for second; too headstrong next time; blinkers now removed; this has been a long-term goal, so much so that he skipped the Breeders' Cup Classic.
13(12)
Magic Wand
5
J:R L Moore
T:A P O'Brien
134
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
25Jan20Gul 9Fm G1,451K1192/12 2l, Zulu Alpha[37/10]8-12Ryan Moore
08Dec19Sha 10Gd G1,1598K1222/8 Win Bright[49/10]9-0 cpRyan Moore
09Nov19Fle 10Gd G1,666K1261/16 1l, Melody Belle[19/5]9-0 cpRyan Moore
05Nov19Fle 16GS G1Hc,2569K11810/24 3 1/2l, Vow And Declare[25/1]8-3Ryan Moore
26Oct19Moo 10Gd G1,1685K1264/14 4l, Lys Gracieux[8/1]9-0 cpRyan Moore
Comments: H Raced exclusively on turf; tough mare but infrequent winner; has contested 18 top-level events around the world, winning one in Australia and most recently runner-up in Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream for second straight year; has a poor pedigree for dirt; unlikely to feature.
14(6)
Midnight Bisou
5
J:M Smith
T:S Asmussen
139
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
02Nov19Sna 9Fs G1,866K1242/11 1 1/2l, Blue Prize[10/11F]8-12Mike E Smith
28Sep19Blm 9Fs G2,130K1231/5 3 1/4l, Wow Cat[3/20F]8-11John R Velazquez
24Aug19Sar 9Fs G1,295K1241/6 Elate[17/10]8-8Mike E Smith
20Jul19Mon 8Fs G3,71K1231/5 1l, Coach Rocks[1/20F]8-4Mike E Smith
08Jun19Blm 8Fs G1,295K1231/5 3 1/2l, Come Dancing[17/10]8-5Mike E Smith
Comments: HH US mare; tends to lope along off the pace in early stages; has raced only against her own sex; five 8.5f-1m1f Grade 1 wins at home; most recently runner-up in Breeders' Cup Distaff; this is a tough task against male opposition.
15(15)
Staunch
7
J:
T:N Almindeel
0
DATECONDITIONSWGTOUTCOMEJOCKEY
08Feb20Jan 10Fs ,101K1262/14 1/2l, Mjjack9-0A Alfouraidi
25Jan20Jan 8Fs ,15K1272/5 1 3/4l, Mjjack9-0A Alfouraidi
11Jan20Jan 9Fs ,12K1273/6 3l, Mjjack9-1A Alfouraidi
28Dec19Jan 12Fs ,94K1306/11 13l, Contango9-4A Alfouraidi
27Jan18Jan 8Fs G3,15K1263/3 5l, Fantastic Four9-0A Alfairouz
Comments: H Ex-British; local runner who has finished behind Mjjack all three starts in 2020; will be making up the numbers if getting in; reserve.
The first running of the Saudi Cup, the most valuable horse race of all time and it has attracted a tremendous field. Maximum Security and McKinzie, a couple of high-class US challengers, are the main form horses, although there's no telling for sure how any of the international runners will handle the travel and this track, which is said to ride on the slow side. The most appealing option is TACITUS - he looks a bet at double-figure prices. His attitude his questionable but he had some legitimate excuses last year, his form ties in with the main contenders, he has been targeted at this race for a long-time by a trainer who won the inaugural Dubai World Cup and he's open to improvement. Tacitus covered 49ft more than Maximum Security when fourth past the post in last year's Kentucky Derby, and he out-lasted subsequent Pegasus World Cup winner Mucho Gusto when runner-up in the Travers, the pair having forced an overly fast pace. The selection raced too freely when third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup when last seen in September but the first past the post later won the Breeders' Cup Classic. Blinkers now come off Tacitus and he will likely get a quick pace to chase, so he should be more relaxed now, plus he's drawn to save ground. Being a strong stayer, maybe an extra furlong would be ideal but this seems set to be a proper stamina test and there's a fair chance Tacitus will finish best of all.[Ron Wood]

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