BY PAUL SIMMONS
one half of the deat heat in the 5.00 race!
& Chris Bielby Racing Advertiser Ltd.
Owner : Ms T J Wright, Trainer: Mr A J Brunton, Jockey:
Mr P Deymonaz
Southwell Friday August 6th
Juvenile Maiden Stakes
1. Arsene Rupin Mr. S Harrison
1. Circuit Chaser Mr. S Walker
3. Bestaam Mr. P Collington
Distances: dead heat, 8 7 ran Time: 01:26:40
Winner owned by The Day In Toulouse Partnership. Trained
by Miss. G Ward. Bred by M Jean-Claude Di Francesco.
A very tight finish to start the day off as the three year olds
fought out a battle royal. Circuit Chaser jumped off in front
and made the running and looked as if he was going to sprint away
with a win until Arsene Rupin got going one and a half furlongs
out and as the two approached the post there was nothing in it
and they cleared the line in a blanket photo finish. The judges
couldn’t split them and declared a dead heat between Circuit
Chaser (Virgule Al Maury X Miss Pfast Track) and Arsene Rupin
(Dormane X Djelsomina), the former ran another game race and looks
to be a sprinter at heart whilst Arsene Rupin ran a smart race
on his racecourse debut and ideally wants further, both look to
be smart juveniles. Gill Duffield Bestaam (Dormane X Valina Des
Fabries) wasn’t discredited on his racecourse debut and
was eight lengths back in third and perhaps didn’t appreciate
the kick back.
The Town & Country Farms Novice Riders Handicap Stakes
(0-70) 1 Mile:
1. Cal Karsab Mr. P Brown
2. Vakate Mr. D T Weeks
3. Kateland Mr. M Sheridan
Distances: 1 ½, 3 ½ 8 ran Time: 02:01:40
Winner owned by Mr. K Muir. Trained by Mr. P Brown. Bred
by Mr. G Serra.
Paul Brown celebrated his first winner as a jockey when piloting
Cal Karsab (Karmah X Sabhah Heluan) to victory in the one mile
handicap, always handily placed he went to front six furlongs
out and was kept up to his work to win by one and a half lengths
from Vakate (Vadeer X CR Angel Kate). The second was always thereabouts
and came with a strong run inside the final two furlongs but was
always being held by the winner. Kateland (Vert Olive X Fayrelands
Gold) was three and half lengths back in third and seemed to struggle
when the pace was increased, she stayed on for third but seems
best at trips under seven furlongs.
The Pamela Linney Restricted Maiden Stakes 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Almost All Mr. D T Weeks
2. Majestic Dream Mr. D I Turner
3. Silver Mebo Mrs. B Vergette
Distances: 15, 11 7 ran Time: 03:08:10
Winner owned by Racing For You. Trained by Mr. J R Candlish.
Bred by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The restricted maiden over one mile four furlongs was won in impressively
by Almost All (Bengali D’Albret X Emotsia) who was given
a fine ride by promising young jockey David Weeks. Always prominent
he was sent to the front two furlongs out and ran on purposefully
to win by an easy fifteen lengths. Majestic Dream (Frere Des Loups
X Autumn Dream) was always chasing and never nearer than second
but he stayed on for second and his turn shouldn’t be far
away. Silver Mebo (Derbist X Nyali) ran the race of her life to
be third and although another ten lengths behind the second she
stuck on grimly to her task and seemed to relish this stamina
sapping trip and looks capable of opening her account in a staying
The Jebel Ali Racing Club (Series Qualifier) Handicap
Stakes (0-55) 2 Miles:
1. Lile D’Amour
Mr. S Walker
2. Aramits Mr. G Kimberley
3. French Lieutenant Miss E-J Jones
Distances: ¾, 4 13 ran Time: 04:18:90
owned by Mr & Mrs A Connally. Trained by Mrs. S Connally.
Bred by Mr. & Mrs. P Deymonaz.
Jebel Ali Qualifier over two miles was won in resolute fashion
by all weather specialist Lile D’Amour (Merlin Al Maury
X Daad) - already a winner at Wolverhampton this season - she
was given a superb ride by Champion jockey Simon Walker who brought
her to lead two furlongs out, and although she has always seemed
most effective over a mile had no trouble staying this extra trip;
but she was all out to hold the sustained challenge of Aramits
(Tornado De Syrah X Serena MSC) in second. Glen Kimberley rode
another good race on only his second ride and Aramits was all
lout but couldn’t catch the winner, although he went down
fighting by three quarters of a length. French Lieutenant (Dedja
Des Forges X Sihrea Crystal) was another four lengths back in
third and was a showing a return to form.
Mikeno Handicap Stakes (0-85) 5 Furlongs:
1. Benedikt Miss J Buckley
2. WFA Leopard Mr. D T Weeks
3. Olivphaya Mr. P J Murphy
short head, ¾ 6 ran Time: 01:08:30
owned and trained by Mr. P Brown. Bred by Mrs. G Duffield.
five furlong sprint handicap gave Paul Brown his second winner
of the day and his first double as a trainer when Benedikt (Bengali
D’Albret X Duiker(Galeon) just held on by short head from
the fast finishing WFA Leopard (making his racecourse debut for
new owners Dublcheck Limited). The winner won a big handicap at
Newbury in 2002 but had been disappointing last season and this
saw a return to form. He was always well weighted off nine stone
nine; he was always prominent and showed real determination to
hold on to his advantage at the line. WFA Leopard (Bengali D’Albret
X Lapsana) made a pleasing seasonal debut moving up into second
with a strong run but spoiled his chance slightly by hanging in
the final one and a half furlongs, and was just beaten at the
line. Whilst Olivphaya (Vert Olive X Phaya) ran her usual game
race three quarters of a length back in third and was gaining
with every stride at the finish.
“Hope To See You Soon Sally” Graduation Stakes (Anglo
& PBA) (0-115) 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Inspector Morse Mr. D
2. Anukis Mr. D I Turner
3. La Perruche Mr. P D Rondel
2 ½, 2 6 ran Time: 02:54:50
owned and bred by Mr. T J Day. Trained by Mr. J R Candlish.
Inspector Morse (Eaglescliffe X Maher) made it two from two as
he readily galloped his rivals into submission over the one mile
four furlong trip, he led from half way and after being briefly
headed by La Perruche (L’Estragon X Iron Bird), he was soon
back in front and galloped away for a comfortable two and a half
length victory. La Perruche seemed to hit the front too soon and
wasn’t helped by the jockey putting up eleven pounds overweight,
she ran another good race and was a decent third. Anukis (General
Gambul X Selkis)was a clear second and pulled clear of La Perruche
on the run in, this was her best race to date and she benefited
from a good strong ride from David Turner, she was clear of the
rest and seems to be getting the hang of things.
The Clarendon Stud Handicap Stakes 1 Mile:
1. New Caprice Mr. S Holdsworth
2. Djeldor De Bozouls Mr. P Collington
Distances: 6 2 ran Time: 01:57:30
Winner owned and bred by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin R Al Maktoum.
Trained by Mr. W Smith.
The final race boasted just two runners – multiple Group
winner Djeldor De Bozouls from Gill Duffields yard and owned by
Shiekh Hamdan, and maiden winner New Caprice from Bill Smiths
and owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Much to everyone’s surprise
Djeldor De Bozouls was given a six lengths beating by the young
upstart New Caprice, this mile trip seemed to suit New Caprice
(Newday X GV Camille) more than the one mile six furlongs of Exeter
where he was well beaten by subsequent Group winner CS Al Wahed.
Djeldor De Bozouls (Dormane X Udjella) was bitterly disappointing
again and seems to have lost all his enthusiasm for the game.