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Lingfield Arabian Horse Festival
June 13th

Track: Polytrack

The Al – Attiya Group Maiden Stakes - 7 Furlongs:
1. CS Patriarch Mr D Turner
2. Maksun Angel Mr S Walker
3. Sodidi Mr S Holdsworth

Distances: 1 ½, 2 12 ran Time: 01:40:70

Winner Owned and bred by Mr. M D Brunton. Trained by Mr. A J Brunton.
In the opening maiden CS Patriarch (Makzan X Pokrovka) was always traveling well and took up the lead a furlong out to quicken up nicely to win comfortably from the Derby bound Maksun Angel (Makzan X Island Sunrise). The second made a promising debut but ran a bit green but knuckled down to his job in the final two furlongs but didn’t have the same turn of foot as the winner. Sodidi (Tidjani X Soumeira) was prominent throughout and was nearest at the finish.

The Seco Architects Handicap Stakes (0-55) 1 Mile:
1. Bibi Royale Mr Y Mehmet
2. Jana Mr S Holdsworth
3. French Cracker Mr D Turner

Distances: ½, 5 14 ran Time: 02:34:00

Winner Owned by Mr. Y T Mehmet. Trained by Miss. D Crothers. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. J D Kippen.

Bibi Royale (Abitibi X Chaldensford Royal Independence) returned to form with a vengeance over this one mile two furlong trip, he outstayed his rivals with a smart turn of foot and full credit to Debbie Crothers for rejuvenating this old rogue. Jana (Normativ X Joli) was a running on second over a trip that looked to stretch her stamina, her attitude continues to impress she will be interesting if dropped back to a mile. French Cracker (Frere Des Loups X Sihrea Crystal) is slowly getting to grips with racing and ran on strongly from the chasing pack.

The Arabian International Horse Festival Stakes (Group 3) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Have Fun W Supple
2. Fripon Al Maury Mr S Walker
3. Juma M Batchelor

Distances: 9, 11 7 ran Time: 02:51:00

Winner Owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Chantilly Bloodstock.

The Group 3 over one mile four furlongs proved to be a true staying race as CS Al Wahed set a decent pace from the start. However, Have Fun was always traveling a little too well behind and ranged upsides Fripon Al Maury two furlongs out and then quickened clear with a decent turn of foot to win impressively. This run will have put him spot on for the Dubai Stakes which he was second in last year. Fripon Al Maury ran a gallant race in defeat, but was never going to catch Have Fun inside the final furlong. Juma was struggling to go the pace in the early stages but soon picked up momentum as his stamina kicked in, he ran on well in the final furlong.

The Etihad Airways Stakes (Group 3) 6 Furlongs:
1. Djeldor De Bozouls W Supple
2. Djoumis De Leyre M Batchelor
3. Shahngali Mr P Deymonaz

Distances: 3 ½, 6 10 ran Time: 01:21:40

Winner Owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by E.A.R.L. Mezagri Argicole.

The Group 3 over six furlongs was won by last years winner Djeldor De Bozouls (Dormane X Udjella) who blitzed clear of his rivals in final furlong to win going away. He remains a classy sprinter and it is unlikely he’ll be denied a second Zaabeel Stakes in July. Djoumis De Leyre (Tidjani X Zina De Perron) lacks nothing in ability and gave the winner the most to do in the final two furlongs, he couldn’t match the pace in the final furlong but was clear of the rest. Shahngali (Bengali D’Albret X Affecshahn) was slowly into stride out of the stalls and did well to make up the ground, he was finishing stronger than the rest of the field and did well to get third.

The Al Waha Premier Handicap Stakes (0-85) 7 Furlongs:
1. Wayward Faery Charlotte Kerton
2. Balquees Mr S Walker
3. CS Camellia Mr P Deymonaz

Distances: 3 ½, 2 ½ 14 ran Time: 01:39:10

Winner Owned by Wayward Racing. Trained by Mr. R K Baily. Bred by Mrs. S Boorman.

The most competitive race of the day was the seven furlong handicap. Wayward Faery (Kesberoy X Faery Wand) has always run as though this trip was her optimum, she was well placed throughout the race and brought to lead three furlongs out by her talented jockey Charlote Kerton who went for home from the final bend and pushed this gallant mare out to win by a comfortable margin from the hard pressed Balquees (Passem Lotois X Victorias Secrett). The second has plenty of attitude and ability, she helped force the pace and quickened well but was always playing second fiddle to the winner. CS Camellia (Bengali D’Albret X Ciarosa) was handy throughout but seemed to struggle when the front two quickened, she was kept up to her work to finish third and step up in trip will see to her best advantage.

The Voltag Engineering Handicap Stakes (Anglo & PBA) 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. L’Escalou Mr S Walker
2. Call Me Risky Miss G Kelleway
3. Ardente Sauvage Mr S Holdsworth

Distances: 3 ½, 1 6 ran Time: 02:17:80

Winner Owned by Mr. D Brunton. Trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred by Mme M Gaillard.

The Anglo race proved to be decent contest. L’Escalou (Big John X L’Escale) looked impressive as he took up the initiative with Call Me Risky in the final three furlongs and was kept up to his work to score in a workmanlike fashion from Call Me Risky (Risk Me X Call My Name). The second ran well on his debut for his new yard, he was always held by the winner but impressed with his attitude and looks to be returning to form. Ardente Sauvage (Feu Ardent X L’Eau Sauvage) made too much use of herself in the early stages and was a shade disappointing when fading into third.

The SAJ Investments Stakes (International – 3 yrs only) 6 Furlongs:
1. Samern Mr P Deymonaz
2. Hellow Mr S Walker
3. Outta Limit Mr S Holdsworth

Distances: neck, 3 3 ran Time: 01:30:00

Winner Owned by Miss. S G Kelleway. Trained by Mr. R Sedgely. Bred by Mr. R J Hutchings.

The SAJ Investments Stakes was the first three year old race of the season and what it lacked in numbers it made up for in pedigree. Outta Limit (Djebbel X Elite Star Ku) running in Sheikh Mohammed’s colours led the field until two furlongs out when the labouring Hellow (Kesberoy X Hafia De Faust) took up the running with the burly looking Samern ominously stalking. Samern (Amer X Northfield) ran on in the final furlong to win a shade cosily and gave Rob Sedgley his first winner as a trainer.


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