By Paul Simmons
Good to soft
The Allington Maiden Stakes over 7 Furlongs:
1. Nokomys Mr. S Harrison
2. Deraasaat Mr. P Collington
3. CS Charma Mr. S Holdsworth
1, 2 ½ 5 ran Time: 01:46:50
Winner owned and bred by Ms. J Haddock. Trained by Miss S Davison.
There was a steady pace from the start as CS Charma cut out
the running with Earlsdon and Nokomys held up in behind. CS Charma
upped the pace two furlongs out but Nokomys was going with consummate
ease under Steve Harrison. From the final furlong the writing
was on the wall as Nokomys (Amer x KTP Mystic Flight (Wiking))
cantered into the lead with Deraasaat flat out behind, she sauntered
past the winning post in impressive style for owner/ breeder
Jane Haddock and looks to have a big future. Deraasaat (Izentespeshal
x Maderba De Piboul) was flattered by her proximity to the winner,
she was well beaten but was to her credit clear of the rest of
the field. CS Charma (Amer x Ciarosa (Ciato)) ran best of the
three year olds and made a brave bid for an all the way victory,
he is scopey sort and will undoubtedly improve next year.
The Bishopstone Handicap Stakes 0-90 over 6 Furlongs:
1. Kaich Mr. S Walker
2. Tash Reefat Mr. P Collington
3. CS Malik Mr. S Holdsworth
Distances: ¾, 1 ½ 7
ran Time: 01:26:30
Winner owned and bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed. Trained by Mr.
Smith has had a quieter than normal year but after a treble
last week he proved that his yard is clearly firing
on all cylinders when Kaich (Khairouan x Aicha Croixnoire) blitzed
away the opposition under a power packed ride from Simon Walker,
this imposing came right this time last year and clearly appreciates
the cut in the ground. Tash Reefat (Bengali D’Albret x
Seglaoui) ran a brave race in defeat going down by half a length
and, whilst CS Malik (Makzan x Ciarosa) was staying on at the
end and was nearest at the finish.
The Thruxton Down Handicap Stakes 0-80 over 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Maestro Al Maury Mr. P Collington
2. Hellow Mr. S Walker
3. Fedor Du Bournais Mr. C Hughes
1 ¼, 7 10 ran Time: 01:28:20
Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield.
Bred by Mlle R L Koch.
CS Khan and Benha cut out the early running making sure this
was a stiff test of stamina, from the seven furlong marker CS
Clarion and CS Khan were competing for the lead with Maestro
Al Maury and Hellow cruising in behind. With a furlong to go
Phil Collington drove Maestro (Dormane x Melusine Al Maury) into
the lead and the colt was all out to hold off the stands side
challenge of Hellow (Kesberoy x Hafia De Faust) who was gaining
with every stride but had to settle for second. Fedor Du Bournais
(Djouras Tu x Cosete Du Bournais) was staying on dourly from
the rest of the field and again looked to appreciate the cut
in the ground.
The Brunton Publications Classified Stakes over 1 Mile:
1. Malik D’Or Mr. S Walker
2. Dormah De Brugere Mr. S Harrison
3. Lamasat Mr. P Collington
1 ¼, 8 3 ran Time: 01:56:30
owned by the MAUFU Syndicate. Trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred
M Lopez & MJM De Fajole.
interesting race with three Group class performers. Lamasat
cut out the
early running and from two furlongs out she was still
three lengths clear with Malik D’Or being hard ridden and
Dormah De Brugere struggling to go the pace. With a furlong to
go Malik ranged upsides Lamasat and they were head to head until
Lamasat’s stamina gave out as Dormah De Brugere’s
kicked in, she chased Malik all the way to line on the stands
side but Malik D’Or (Dormane x Malika Fontenay) got home
by a length-and-a-quarter to give Simon Walker and Bill Smith
a double. Dormah De Brugere (Dormane x Ballade Folle) seemed
to get a second win the last furlong and stayed on strongly for
second, whilst Lamasat (Bengali D’Albret x Komet) faded
tamely and has yet to sparkle this year.
The Isobel Faulkner Handicap Stakes 0-65 over 6 Furlongs:
1. Pavots Dreamboy Mr. D Turner
2. SA Bibi Mr. P Collington
3. The Debator Mr. B Adams
2 ½ , 1 ¾ 14 ran Time: 01:28:20
Winner owned and bred by Mr. E Legg. Trained by Miss. C Legg.
Legg has long been referred to as the queen of the handicappers
following her double Silver and Gold Final wins at Newmarket
a couple of seasons ago. Her string always seems to start firing
at this time of the year and Pavots Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury
x Autumn Dream) showed he was right back to his best with an
emphatic victory under a power packed ride from David Turner.
Kateland led from the start with The Debator and Pavots Dreamboy
travelling well in behind, as they hit the one furlong marker
Turner came with his run on Pavots Dreamboy and they kicked clear
to win by an impressive two-and-a-half lengths. SA Bibi (Abitbi
x Florich) was flying in the final furlong down the stands rail
and would have been closer in another furlong, whilst The Debator
(Bengali D’Albret x Djeba El Mels) was also finishing strongly
and claimed third behind SA Bibi.
The Jebel Ali Racing Club Handicap Stakes 0-75 over 5 Furlongs:
1. Khulan Mr. S Walker
2. Cal Mora Pretender Mr. D Burton
3. Al Mamoon Mr. J Akehurst
Distances: 1, 2 4 ran Time: 01:12:40
Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan. Trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred
by Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd.
Khulan and Cal Mora Pretender cut out the running out front
with Al Mamoon and Olivphaya settled in behind. With a furlong
to run all four were in with a chance but Simon Walker was travelling
supremely well on Khulan (Vert Olive x Tikis Tiffany) and went
clear inside the final half furlong with Cal Mora Pretender chasing
all the way to the line on the stands side, but Khulan prevailed
at the line by a length to give Bill Smith and Simon Walker a
treble on the day. Cal Mora Pretender (Bakara x Mora Pretenciosa)
continues to hold her form this season and was a shade unlucky,
whilst Al Mamoon (Passem Lotois x Al Hanoof) kept on for third.