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4:05 Riyadh (KSA) 26 Feb 2022

Saudi Derby presented by Al Rajhi (Group 3) (3yo) (Outer Track) (Dirt)

(3yo) 1m Fast
1st £666,666.67 2nd £222,222.22 3rd £111,111.11 4th £55,555.56 5th £33,333.33 6th £22,222.22
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (11)  
3 89 tb 110
b c Twirling Candy (USA) - Giant Win (USA) (Giant's Causeway)
Prominent, disputed lead after 1f, took it up outright 4f out, ridden 3f out, hard pressed from 2f out, repelled two challengers over 1f out, pulled out more when pressed again near finish, gamely
2 (12) ½
3 811 Over-Weights 2 hp 111
ch c Henny Hughes (USA) - Siyabona (USA) (Kingmambo)
Midfield, lost places and hurried along after 2f, driven over 3f out, began to improve but still plenty to do 2f out, stayed on strongly on outer from 1 1/2f out, went second final 50yds, not quite reach leader
3 (10) ¾ [1¼]
3 89 ht 107
b c Drefong (USA) - Tasha's Star (USA) (Spanish Steps)
Close up, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance 1 1/2f out, not quite able to sustain effort, kept on but lot second final 50yds
4 (9) 1 [2¼]
3 89 t 105
b c Teletext (USA) - Packing Fizz (IRE) (Elusive City)
Mid-division, switched out after 2f, ridden 3f out, headway to go fourth over 1f out, kept on without quite being able to challenge
5 (13) [3¾]
3 89 p 101
b g Dubawi (IRE) - Gamilati (Bernardini)
Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, soon pressing leaders, ridden and unable to sustain challenge from 1f out, weakened near finish
6 (2) [8¼]
3 95 t 88
ch c Drosselmeyer (USA) - Condoleza (BRZ) (Macho Uno)
Slowly away, in rear, began to pick off rivals 4f out, ridden and headway onto heels of leaders 3f out, switched towards outer 2f out, effort soon flattened out, no extra closing stages
7 (3) [11]
3 89 85
ch c Galileo Gold - Prom Dress (Mount Nelson)
Towards rear on inner, urged along and improved 3f out, switched off rail turning for home, improved to chase leaders 2f out, soon no extra
8 (14) ¼ [11¼]
3 810 Over-Weights 1 85
b c Iffraaj - Adoringly (IRE) (Dubawi)
Went right start, raced wide, towards rear, switched inside over 3f out, soon ridden and improved into midfield, kept on but no more headway from 2f out
9 (4) 16½ [27¾]
3 811 Over-Weights 2 48
b c Magician (IRE) - Miss Frangipane (IRE) (Acclamation)
Soon led, joined after 1f, clearly headed 4f out, ridden and outpaced 3f out, gradually weakened
10 (7) 2 [29¾]
3 95 t 39
b g Heliostatic (IRE) - Per Amore (ARG) (Honour And Glory)
Held up in rear, switched towards inner after 2f, soon off bridle, minor headway passed beaten rivals final 2f, never a factor
11 (8) [31]
3 810 Over-Weights 1 t 40
bb c Distorted Humor (USA) - Flower Forest (USA) (Kris S)
Midfield, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, soon no impression, behind from over 2f out
12 (1) [35¾]
3 85 24
b f Aclaim (IRE) - Beraymi (IRE) (Manduro)
Led early strides, soon settled just behind leaders, nudged along 4f out, outpaced from 3f out, soon held
13 (6) 29 [64¾]
3 810 Over-Weights 1 ht
b c Kingman - Speralita (FR) (Frankel)
Raced in midfield, under pressure over 4f out, lost ground quickly, soon beaten
14 (5) 38 [102¾]
3 87 Over-Weights 2
b f Galileo Gold - Bisous Y Besos (IRE) (Big Bad Bob)
Midfield, off bridle from early stage, dropped to rear before halfway, soon beaten, tailed off
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