BY PAUL SIMMONS
Photo Jim & Chris Bielby Racing Advertiser Ltd.
Hereford June 19th
Clarendon Stud Maiden Stakes – 7 ½ Furlongs:
1. Shafaq Mr P Collington
2. Vakate Mr S Walker
3. CSA Mahan Mr S Harrison
Distances: 7, ½ 5 ran Time: 01:43:90
Winner Owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum.
Trained Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.
Shafaq (Izentespeshal X Bisbelle) won the maiden in the manner
of an odds on favourite traveling well before kicking clear in
the final furlong to win as she liked, an impressive debut and
the future looks bright for this progressive four year old. Vakate
(Vadeer X CR Angel Kate) was always prominent and had every chance
two furlongs out but was no match for the winner, his turn is
not far away. Whilst CSA Mahan (Eaglescliffe X Mahri) made a promising
The Town and Country Farms Novice Riders Handicap Stakes
(0-45) 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Chelmer Riasha Miss
2. Makhai Mr P D Rondel
3. SA Anothersam Mr D Weeks
Distances: neck, 8 7 ran Time: 03:30:60
Winner owned and trained by Miss. D Crothers. Bred by Mrs. M L
Debbie Crothers yard is in fine form and she followed up last
weeks winner with her own gutsy little mare Chelmer Riasha (Halim
Pasha X Ria-Bint-Procyon (Procyon) taking the novice rider race,
she out stayed her rivals in dour fashion and is clearly going
the right way. Makhai (Khairouan X Mais (Mamluk) made an excellent
seasonal debut and looks a different prospect to last season,
he relished this trip and he should lose his maiden tag soon at
this level. SA Anothersam (Sambist X Rezah’s Nadine) is
proving expensive to follow and doesn’t seem to relish a
struggle these days.
The Penwood Winners Handicap Stakes (Anglo &
PBA) 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Inspector Morse Mr D Weeks
2. La Perruche Mr P D Rondel
3. Curupanna Mr S Walker
Distances: 2 ½, ½ 6 ran Time: 03:11:10
Winner owned and bred by Mr. T J Day. Trained by Mr.
J R Candlish.
Robbie Candlish’s yard started as it means to go on when
Inspector Morse (Eaglescliffe X Maher) cruised home impressively
in the one mile six furlong handicap, always handy he had the
measure of this field from two furlongs out and won comfortably
with two and half lengths to spare. La Perruche (L’Estragon
X Iron Bird) ran a gallant race in second and worked hard to repel
the late thrust of the third Curupanna (Opera Ghost X Easter Panic)
who ran another game race and was clear of the remainder.
Jebel Ali Racing Club (Series Qualifier) Handicap Stakes (0-65)
7 ½ Furlongs:
1. Ibn Ajwaad Miss. E-J Jones
2. Hayleys Comet Mr S Harrison
3. Jana Mr S Holdsworth
9, 3 16 ran Time: 01:39:40
owned by Mrs. M Young. Trained by Mrs. N Van Djik. Bred by Mrs.
highly competitive sixteen runner Jebel Ali Racing Club handicap
over seven and half furlongs proved to be a walk in the park for
the incredibly impressive winner Ibn Ajwaad (Arioso X Tecaf Shukran)
- a full brother to the formerly useful handicapper Mudhadid Al
Arran - who showed a devastating turn of foot to out sprint his
rivals and won by an easy nine lengths under a skilful ride from
Emily Jones. This performance was all the more impressive as he
had been off the track for two years and is testament to the fact
that Nicky Van Djik’s horses can never be under estimated
– however he has received a vicious 24 pound hike from the
handicapper as a result. Hayley’s Comet (Nevesti X Kapilia)
was always travelling well and was comfortably holding the field,
he will be interesting when stepped up to a mile and is on a fair
mark at present. Jana (Normativ X Joli) followed up last weeks
excellent effort with another storming run, she is game and tough
and looks capable of scoring again off her current mark.
Racing For You Handicap Stakes (0-90) 7 ½ Furlongs:
1. Muthaaber Mr P Collington
2. Pavots Dreamboy Miss E-J Jones
3. Cal Karamah Mr S Holdsworth
2 ½, 1 ¾ 6 ran Time: 01:39:40
Winner owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by
Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.
Muthaaber (Bengali D’Albret X Volna) followed up his decent
maiden win at Exeter with another authoratitive success against
these seasoned handicappers, his useful turn of foot and blistering
pace saw him beat this decent field with something in hand. Pavots
Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury X Autumn Dream) showed a returning to
form with a battling second, although never catching the winner
he is clearly best suited to trips around a mile and should win
his share of races this season. Cal Karamah (Karmah X Mora Amapola)
has had some tough tasks this season and is shade high in the
handicap at present but still ran on gamely in the final furlong.
The Claydon Horse Exercisers Classified Stakes (0-85)
1. Olivphaya Mr P J Murphy
2. Al Jameh Mr S Walker
3. Maiyzah Mr D Turner
Distances: 6, 3 ½ 4 ran Time: 00:57:00
Winner owned and bred by Mrs. C Cone. Trained by Mr. P J Murphy.
Olivphaya (Vert Olive X Phaya) has always looked a sprinter at
heart and provided the powerful Pat Murphy/Christine Cone team
with a timely win by out sprinting her rivals over this five furlong
trip, she was never in danger and remains dangerous over this
minimum trip. Al Jameh (Sample Copy X CR Quiet Storm) couldn’t
live with the winner and found this trip a touch on the sharp
side, he should open his account soon when stepped back up to
a mile, whilst Maiyzah (Tayar X Nailah (Naftalin)found everything
happening a little too quickly but is on fair mark and should
be winning soon.
The Brightwells “August Sale” Stakes 1 Mile
1. Juma Mr P Collington
2. Baraka Ibn Al-Tesah Mr S Walker
3. CS Clarion Mr D Turner
Distances: 4, 11 9 ran Time: 03:14:90
Winner owned by Miss. J M Powell. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield.
Bred by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Juma (Sambist X Jerba Du Paon) testified to his well being by
out pointing his rivals in a comfortable manner over the one mile
six furlong trip of the Brightwells “August Sale”
Stakes, he was always travelling well and won with an easy four
lengths over his nearest pursuer. Baraka Ibn Al-Tesah (ZT Shahkar
X Al Tesah) was travelling well but didn’t have the same
reserves of stamina as the winner and has yet to prove that he
truly stays this trip. CS Clarion (Chndaka X Cikada (Klarnet)
was tapped for toe in the final two furlongs and found this company
a bit hot, his turn won’t be far away when he returns to
handicaps over this trip.