BY PAUL SIMMONS
Thursday August 19th
Good to Soft
The UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation
International Stakes (Group 2) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Eau Royal
2. Baraka Ibn Al Tesah R Kingscote
3. Fripon Al Maury Mr. S Walker
Distances: 3, 8 6 ran Time: 03:03:03
Winner owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by EARL Du Moulin & M. W.
8/11 on favourite Eau Royal (Djel Bon X Wednah) obliged in the
Group 2UAE International Stakes at Chester to confirm himself
as a horse definitely on the upgrade. Always well placed by Richard
Hills he quickened clear in the final furlong to score by a comfortable
three lengths. Baraka Ibn Al-Tesah (ZT Shahkar X Al Tesah) ran
a fine race in second staying on dourly from the rest of the field
and seemed to appreciate the good to soft track. Fripon Al Maury
(Djouras Tu X Fayoum) was another eight lengths back in third
and seemed to find this stamina sapping trip beyond him. Last
years winner Juma was very disappointing in fourth and is perhaps
feeling the effects of a hard race over two miles when second
to CS Al Wahed at Newbury.