BY PAUL SIMMONS
Jim & Chris Bielby Racing Advertiser Ltd.
Winning The Kelanne Stud Stakes, 3.00
Track: Firm, Good to Firm
Clarendon Stud Maiden Stakes 1 Mile 1 Furlong:
1. Tarfih Mr. P
2. Miss Moncrieff Mr. B J Boulton
3. Elk Bay Mr. S Walker
Distances: 3, ½ 4 ran Time: 01:59:60
Winner owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum.
Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.
The opening maiden was won in fine style by yet another smart
recruit from the all powerful Gill Duffield yard when the impeccably
bred Tarfih (Dormane X Simooma (Vadeer)) kicked clear in the final
furlong to win by a comfortable three lengths. Miss Moncrieff
(Makzan X Zeinah (Samsheik)) ran well in second and looks to be
on an attractive mark and should open her account soon, whilst
Elk Bay (Khairouan X Elina Des Fabries (Dormane)) did little to
enhance his Derby claims with third although after swinging violently
wide on the final turn he did well to finish as close as he did.
The Hichingbrooke Classified Stakes (0-55) 6 Furlongs:
1. WA Savannah Sunrise
Mr. R G Woollard
2. FH Dynamique Mr. P Deymonaz
3. Bedonia Mr. S Holdsworth
Distances: short head, neck 10 ran Time: 01:23:50
Winner owned and trained by Ms. C Taylor. Bred by Mr. & Mrs.
The Hichingbrooke Classified stakes produced a tight finish with
less than a length covering the first four. WA Savannah Sunrise
(Dantist X Sasparilla Sunrise(Maleik El Kheil)) was produced with
a well timed ride by Rob Woollard to score in the shadow of the
post, just holding on by a short head from long time leader FH
Dynamique (Makzan X Desna (Kumir)) who was a shade unlucky. Bedonia
(Dujani X Byelka (Top)) on her first start for Stuart Shefras
ran her usual gutsy race and would have won in another few strides,
she looks weighted to score soon.
The Kelanne Stud Stakes 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. Eau Royal Mr.
2. Nadjel Mr. M Smith
3. Kolver Mr. S Walker
Distances: ½, 2 ½ 3 ran Time: 02:16:99
Winner owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by
Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by EARL Du Moulin, M. W. Orban.
Former UAE Derby winner Eau Royal (Djel Bon X Wednah (Brusally
Orzelost)) proved his good health with a power packed display
over this one mile two furlong trip, always traveling well Phil
Collington produced him to lead in the final furlong to score
by a cosy half length. Multiple Group winner Nadjel (Djelfor X
Super Nana (Tidjani)) ran his race but really needs a greater
test of stamina, whilst Kolver (Vert Olive X Kenithra (Djouras
Tu)) looked tapped for toe over this trip in this company.
The Jebel Ali Racing Club (Series Qualifier) Handicap
Stakes (0-65) 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Allahmes Mr. P Collington
2. Raihan Mr. S Walker
3. French Cracker Mr. D Turner
Distances: 14, 1 12 ran Time: 03:03:70
Winner owned and trained by Mr. W Hill. Bred by Mrs.
S J Turner.
It’s been a long four years since twelve year old Allahmes
(Azahmes X Numenor Nim Allatari (Mel Nimbo)) last won, but back
over this favoured stamina sapping trip of one mile six furlongs
he scored as he liked galloping his rivals into submission to
give his ecstatic owner/ trainer Bill Hill a first win of the
season with a flashy fifteen length win. Raihan (Passem Lotois
X G Sustika (Sam Tiki)) ran an eye catching race in her first
attempt over this trip and she should open her account soon, whilst
the third French Cracker (Frere Des Loups X Sihrea Crystal (Crystal
Magician)) looks well handicapped and relished this trip.
The Town & Country Novice Riders Handicap Stakes (0-75)
1 Mile 1 Furlong:1.
1. Roches Du Cayrou Mr. B Norris
2. FH Panache Mr. D R Cook
3. Lile D’Amour Miss. A Wallace
½, 2 9 ran Time: 02:01:60
Winner owned and trained by Mrs. D Thomas. Bred by M. J-M Baldy
& M. C Vallee.
Du Cayrou (Newday X Kahinaoura (Dakari)) made the long trip from
Wales worth the effort for his connections when scooting home
in the novice rider stakes under a cheeky ride from Ben Norris
who got him up in the dieing strides to just deny FH Panache (Djebbel
X Protalina (Topol)). The second looks to be slowly coming to
hand and should score off his current mark, whilst the third Lile
D’Amour (Merlin Al Maury X Daad (Dynamite III)) was a further
two lengths back in third and looks to be a true miler.
Huntingdon Racecourse Restricted Maiden Stakes 6 Furlongs:
1. Merlin De Carrere Mr. S Harrison
2. Spyros Mr. M Sheridan
3. Almost All Mr. D T Weeks
½, 2 12 ran Time: 01:22:00
Winner owned by The Day In Toulose Partnership. Trained
by Miss. G Ward. Bred by M. Guy Dell’Ova.
The second maiden of the day was won in fine style by Merlin De
Carrere (Dormane X Qu’aty De Carrere (Elborat)) to give
the Georgina Ward yard a timely boost, he traveled well and then
quickened clear nicely in the final furlong, although he had to
pull out all the stops to repel the late thrust of the Georgie
Moore trained Spyros (Saker X Miralda (Kasadi)). The second made
an eye catching racecourse debut and looks like a smart prospect.
Whilst Almost All (Bengali D’Albret X Emotsia (Esplendor))
plugged on for third after being outpaced in the final two furlongs,
he seems to be going the right way.
The CM Cole Graduation Stakes (0-115) 6 Furlongs (Anglo
& PBA) :
1. Pride Of James Mr. S Holdsworth
2. Hardtoback Mr. R Woollard
3. Chiloe Miss. A Hockley
3 ½, 2 ½ 6 ran Time: 01:15:30
owned and trained by Mr. S M Shefras. Bred by Ms. C Muldoon.
Stuart Shefras’s team got off to a flying start when Pride
of James (Linwood Sweet Excalibur X Harvest Dome (Salt Dome))
cantered clear of his rivals in the CM Cole Graduation Stakes,
always handily placed he came with a run in the final two furlongs
and pulled clear to win by a comfortable three and half lengths.
Hardtoback (Norton Challenger X Harem (Harkem)) set the pace and
came with a challenge two furlongs out but had to settle for second,
whilst Chiloe (Saratogan X Belle D’Un Soir (Manganate))
seemed to find this trip a shade on the sharp side in third.