Newbury July 1st

Track: Good to Firm

The Emirates Arabian International Stakes (Group 2) 6 Furlongs:
1. Djoumis De Leyre M Fenton
2. Shahngali Mr. P Deymonaz
3. Djeldor De Bozouls M. Hills

Distances: 1 ¼ , 1 ¼ 6 ran Time: 01:21:38

Winner owned by Mr. K A Al Ghurair. Trained by Mr. R Sedgley. Bred by S.Ricard & G Bodereau.

A shock result in the six furlongs Group 2 Emirates Arabian International Stakes saw 6/4 favourite Djeldor De Bozouls overturned by 7/2 shot Djoumis De Leyre (Tidjani X Zina De Perron). The favourite blazed a trail from the start and was still traveling like a winner from the three furlong marker with Shahngali (Bengali D’Albret X Affecshahn (Derbist)) snapping at his heals, but it was former Zaabeel Stakes winner Djoumis De Leyre who was stalking menacingly; and when Shahngali took the lead from Djeldor two furlongs out it was Djoumis De Leyre who was still going best and quickened up smartly in the final furlong to win with a bit in hand. Shahngali ran another game performance one and a quarter lengths back in second, whilst Djeldor De Bozouls (Dormane X Udjella) was the same distance back in third and his strangle hold on the Group sprint races in the UK seems to have ended. The prospect of these three turning up in the Zaabeel Stakes on Dubai Day should prove to be a mouth watering spectacle.


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