BY PAUL SIMMONS
Friday 13th August
Good to Firm
The Emirates Arabian Apprentice Handicap
Stakes 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Kalif D’Or Frankie
2. CS Clarion T P Queally
3. Baraka Ibn Al Tesah Hayley Turner
Distances: 3, ½ 8 ran
Winner owned by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashib Al Maktoum.
Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Mme. M Lopez & M. J M
The second race of the apprentice series was won in fine style
by Kalif D’Or (Dormane X Malika De Fontenay) who was clearly
on a going day and was superbly ridden by Frankie MacDonald. Turning
into the straight he seemed one paced but under a strong ride
from MacDonald he was galvanized to lead in the final furlong
and ran on strongly to win by three lengths from CS Clarion (Chndaka
X Cikada (Klarnet))who helped force the pace. CS Clarion looks
to be improving and stays every yard of this trip as he showed
when winning the Deira Stakes here in July, he fought hard to
hold onto second from Baraka Ibn Al Tesah (ZT Shahkar X Al Tamah).
The third impressed and ran on strongly from the rest of the field
and seemed to stay this trip on this flat track.