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EMIRATES ARABIAN INTERNATIONAL STAKES (GROUP 3) at Brighton on 12th MAY 2004. The Race was over 7 furlongs.

GOING: Good to Firm (firm in places)

RACE REPORT: Tony Brunton, who finished second in the trainers championship last year, got off to a winning start on the opening day of the new season at Brighton on the 12th May 2004 when SHAHNGALI, ably ridden by Pierre Deymonaz, came with a strong late challenge to take victory by a neck from the locally trained KASPA, ridden by Ryan Moore and trained by Mrs G S Moore for owner Mrs M Calvert. KASPA looked all over the winner until inside the final furlong when SHAHNGALI finished strongly to take the prize in the last few strides. The Bill Smith trained favourite, BARAKA SHARLAP, was four lengths back in third place, with the Alison Batchelor owned and trained CAL KARAMAH (ARG) running well to take fourth place. SHAHNGALI, formerly trained by Mrs G M Duffield in 2003, looks capable of further success, while the consistent five year old KASPA, a previous winner at BRIGHTON, should soon make amends for this narrow defeat.

RACE DESCRIPTON: For Purebred Arabians, 4 yrs old and upwards. Prize money and trophy presented by the Darley Stud Management Company Ltd £1,600 to the winner, £950 to the second, £650 to the third, £400 to the fourth, £250 to the fifth, £150 to the sixth.

1. SHANGALI Owner Ms T J Wright Trainer: Mr A J Brunton Jockey: Mr P Deymonaz SP: 9/4

2. KASPA Owner: Mrs M Calvert Trainer: Mrs G S Moore Jockey: R L Moore SP: 11/2

3. BARAKA SHARLAP (UY) Owner: Mr G F J Serra Trainer: Mr W M Smith Jockey: M Henry SP 13/8 favourite

4. CAL KARAMAH Owner: Mrs A M Batchelor Trainer: Mrs A Batchelor Jockey: R Miles

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Photo & Report Jim & Chris Bielby
Racing Advertiser Ltd