Exeter July 2nd 2005
By Paul Simmons
Good to Firm
Cole Hay Maiden Stakes – 1 Mile:
1. Danseur Mondain Mr. P Collington
2. Angel Picamer Mr. S Holdsworth
3. Jaaral Mr. S Walker
Distances: 9, 9 8 ran
Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained
by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by M Jean Claude Di Francesco.
Danseur Mondain (Dormane x Djelfee) made mincemeat of his opponents
in the maiden as he barely saw a rival as he sauntered home in
the 1 Mile maiden, kicking clear 3 furlongs out he won as he
liked with 7 lengths to spare at the line and was value for more,
he looks to be an incredibly smart prospect. Angel Picamer (Amer
x Picea HT) ran a race full of promise and looked much sharper
than on her debut, she travelled well and stayed on well in the
final furlong to claim second. Jaraal (Tidjani x Edjara Al Garamaze)
is going the right way and was another 7 lengths back in third.
The Town & Country Farms Novice Rider Banded Stakes (Bands
A, B & C 61-65) 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. Mellway Gold Charm Mr. B Adams
2. French Lieutenant Mr. J Akehurst
3. Floren Miss T Smith
Distances: head, neck 13 ran
Winner owned, trained and bred by Mrs. J Hutchings.
rider race over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs was run at a breakneck pace
as the Angela
Colledge trained pair Mahboobti and Pronika
set off like a pair of scolded cats and cut each others throats
up front, this set the race up nicely for decent handicapper
and 8/1 shot Mellway Gold Charm (Naresh x Alcina (Lotny)) who
was always travelling sweetly in behind and was given a superb
ride by budding amateur Barry Adams (currently working for Bill
Smith but due to return to Henrietta Knights yard in the winter
and on this basis one to watch over the jumps this winter), he
judged the pace perfectly to get Mellway Gold Charm up by a head
at the line for local owner/trainer/breeder Jackie Hutchings.
French Lieutenant (Dedja Des Forges x Sihrea Crystal) lost nothing
in defeat in second and was gaining with every stride at the
line. Floren (Bengali D’Albret x Florys De Nautiac) also
ran well a neck back in third and seems to be improving with
every run and his turn looks to be near.
The Midnite Dream Classified Stakes (0-90) 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. Danjani Mr. P Deymonaz
2. Ashhab Mr. P Collington
3. CS Khan Mr. D Turner
Distances: 3, 7 7 ran
Winner owned and bred by Mr. J Kippen. Trained by Mr. A J Brunton.
x Russian Dancer (Dantist)) was highly impressive when landing
the Midnite Dream Classified stakes over 1 Mile
2 Furlongs under a confident and well judged ride from Pierre
Deymonaz who celebrated his 100th winner as a jockey Arab racing.
Deymonaz brought the handsome Tidjani colt to lead from 1 ½ furlongs
out and let him stroll home to win by a comfortable three lengths.
Ashhab (Way To Go x Mangana) was slightly disappointing in second
and looked slightly tapped for toe in the final furlong and perhaps
his stamina didn’t last. CS Khan (Khairouan x Cikada (Klarnet))
seemed to struggle as the tempo was upped 3 furlongs out and
looked a little one paced, he stayed on for third.
The Jebel Ali Racing Club Handicap Stakes (Series Qualifier)
(0-75) 1 Mile:
1. Spyros Mr. D Turner
2. Outta Limit Mr. S Walker
3. Ibn Ajwaad Mr. P Collington
4, 1 ½ 9
by Mrs. M Calvert & Mrs. G Moore. Trained by
Mr. A J Brunton. Bred by Mrs. M Calvert.
The Jebel Ali Racing Club qualifier over a mile saw 5/1 shot
Spyros (Saker x Miralda) return to form with vengeance with a
power packed display that saw his rivals caught flat footed as
he stormed home from 3 furlongs out to win 3 lengths clear at
the line for owners Georgie Moore and Monica Calvert, he looks
to have come right back to form and can go on from here. Outta
Limit (Djebbel x Elite Star Ku) ran with credit in second on
her seasonal debut, she was always chasing the winner but stayed
on well. Ibn Ajwaad (Arioso x Tecaf Shukran) was held up and
came with his run in the final furlong but the winner had gone
he was gaining with every stride at the line.
Penn Challenge Handicap Stakes (Anglo & PBA) 1 Mile:
1. L’Escalou Mr. S Walker
2. Pride of James Mr. M Smith
3. La Perruche Mr. P D Rondel
10 4 ran
Winner owned and trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred by Mme M Gaillard.
L’Escalou (Big John x L’Escale) predictably won
the Anglo/PBA race over a mile but not in the manner expected
as Pride of James (Linwood Sweet Excalibur x Harvest Dome) made
him pull out all the stops. Pride of James led all the way with
L’Escalou stalking ominously in behind. L’Escalou
made his move with 1 ½ furlongs to run but Pride of James
came it him again and was flying in the final furlong and is
the first horse in a while to give L’Escalou a race. La
Perruche (L’Estragon x Iron Bird) had no chance with the
first two and stayed on for third.
The Larkinglass Farm Handicap Stakes – 6 Furlongs:
1. CS Patriarch Mr. D Turner
2. Djeldor De Bozouls Mr. P Collington
3. Shahngali Mr. P Deymonaz
6 3 ran
Winner owned and bred by Mr M Brunton. Trained by Mr. A J Brunton.
race over 6 Furlongs was a mouth-watering spectacle between
winners and last seasons improving Champion
pure bred CS Patriarch. As expected the 6/4 second favourite
CS Patriarch (Makzan x Pokrovka (Desant)) won as he liked and
looks to be capable of a step up in class, superbly ridden by
David Turner who is having an exceptional season which is reflected
in his confident riding, the winner was sent to the front 2 furlongs
out and the other two could only chase in his slip stream. Djeldor
De Bozouls (Dormane x Udjella) a former Group 1 winning sprinter
ran with credit but couldn’t hold a candle to the winner
and was flattered by being beaten only 1 ¼ by the winner.
Shahngali (Bengali D’Albret x Affecshahn (Derbist)) seemed
to struggle to go the pace and whilst he doesn’t seem to
lack the ability he seems to be struggling at this grade over
sprint trips but did himself no favours after being left at the
start and is worth another chance.