Fakenham Sunday 6th
Track: Good, Gd to firm in places.

2.00 winner - LASKEM
Photo Jim & Chris Bielby Racing Advertiser Ltd


The Clarendon Stud Maiden Stakes (Div I) 1 Mile:
1. Laskem Mr P Collington
2. Vaccara Mr S A Walker
3. Muqdam Mr D I Turner

Distances: 8, 3 7 ran Time: 01:54:70
Winner Owned by H H Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs G Duffield. Bred by Mme Laure Giethlan Caniergues & M. Jacques Tournie.

The impeccably bred Laskem (Dormane X Kemia (Shawani)) delighted connections when winning the maiden after two years off the track, he slammed the second Vaccara by eight lengths in the style of a smart horse. Vaccara (Vadeer X Baccara De Carrere( Djourman)) traveled well and quickened nicely but was no match for the winner; this was a promising racecourse debut and he can build on this effort. Muqdam (NF Bolt X WF Wiktoria (Wiking) showed early speed but was outpaced in the straight.

The Bedmax Ltd Handicap Stakes (Anglo & Part Breds) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Curupanna Mr S A Walker
2. Castle Lee Lad Miss E-J Jones

Distance: 7 2 ran Time: 03:05:50
Winner owned and trained by Mrs A M Batchelor. Bred by Mr J C A Batchelor.

Curupanna (Opera Ghost X Easter Panic) made short work of Castle Lee Lad (Kenilworth Castle X Miss Annabel Lee) in the Anglo race, she quickened up nicely in the straight and won going away to give Alison Batchelor yet another Anglo winner (100% strike rate this season).

The Jebel Ali Racing Club (Series Qualifer) Handicap Stakes (0-45) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Gift Of The Nile Mr D T Weeks
2. SA Anothersam Miss W Parkin
3. Nashwaan Mr S Harrison

Distances: 2,5 6 ran Time: 03:16:50
Winner owned and trained by Mr N G Bell. Bred by Mr & Mrs R J Hall.

Second season runner Gift of the Nile (Nile Bequest X Quedasha (Ibn Estasha)) took the one mile four furlong handicap in game fashion to give trainer Nick Bell his first Arab winner, she looks progressive and is reasonably treated. SA Anothersam (Sambist X Rezah’s Nadine (Prince Rezah)) showed her first signs of form for a while, she ran on for third and looks capable off her current mark. Whilst Nashwaan (Eaglescliffe X Nasaan (Saan)) ran well considering he missed last season, he will come on for the run.

The Hamilton & Partners Handicap Stakes (0-75) 7 Furlongs:
1. Midnite Dream Mr D I Turner
2. SA Bibi Mr G C Farr
3. Abra Mr B J Boulton

Distances: sh hd, 1 ¼ 8 ran Time: 01:39:90
Winner owned and bred by Mr E J Legg. Trained by Miss C J Legg.

The seven furlong handicap proved a hot affair, but eventually the seasoned campaigner Midnite Dream (Dantist X Autumn Dream (Autumn Royal)) just scraped home at 5/2 a short head from the fast finishing SA Bibi (Abitibi X Florich (Manich)), they were chased home by Abra (Dormane X Djoula (Djouras Tu)) who showed up well on her first run for over a year.

The Stud Farm Fencing Handicap Stakes (0-90) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Khaliber Mr S A Walker
2. CS Clarion Mr P Colllington
3. Pavots Dreamboy Mr D I Turner

Distances: sh hd, 15 4 ran Time: 03:04:10
Winner owned by H H Sheikh Ahmed Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by Mr W Smith. Bred by H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin R Al Maktoum.

The fifth race of the day provided another short head finish when Khaliber (Bengali D’Albret X Khaddouj (Haroun) followed up his win at Wolverhampton by just getting up by a short head from the unlucky CS Clarion (Chndaka X Cikada (Klarnet) - whom he beat seven lengths at Dunstall Park. The pair pulled clear of Pavots Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury X Autumn Dream (Autumn Royal)) who was struggling over this trip that stretches his stamina. It was another frustrating finish for CS Clarion’s connections the Farr’s as they lost the earlier photo with SA Bibi.

The Wessex Farm & Equi Products Maiden Stakes (Div II) 1 Mile:
1. Mutumarres Mr S A Walker
2. Maiyzah Mr P Deymonaz
3. Ayam Zaman Mr A S T Holdsworth

Distances: 2 ½, neck 7 ran Time: 01:56:80
Winner owned by H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by Mr W Smith. Bred by H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Saeed Al Maktoum.

The second division of the maiden went to Bill Smith and Sheikh Mohammed’s 4/5 favourite Mutamarres (Passem Lotois X Seyvilla Wikeyna (Wiking)), who was a moderate 12th on his debut at Exeter. He looked much more the finished article here and had to work hard to repel the challenges of Maiyzah and Ayam Zaman. The second Maiyzah (Tayar X Nailah (Naftalin)) stepped up on the form of her debut and should be winning soon, whilst Ayam Zaman (WF Wincent X Saltiki (Tiki Tessar)) ran promisingly and will be interesting if stepped up in trip to ten furlongs.


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