Photos & Report Jim & Chris Bielby
Racing Advertiser Ltd


23rd July 2005






The David Paton stable scored yet another notable success at HUNTINGDON winning another JEBEL ALI SERIES QUALIFIER with NOTID. If David and the BXPS RACING PARTNERSHIP continue in this vein they will not have enough space to keep all the rugs they keep winning (see picture).

MISS MONCRIEF finally came good, ridden by promising youngster, Mr Harry Haynes, winning the COLE HAY HANDICAP STAKES, trained by Miss G Ward for Mr E Philpott. After a series of consistent but luckless runs she finally broke her maiden tag.
MABRUM looked another smart recruit for the HH SHeik Hamdan Bin R Al , Mrs G Duffield and Phil Collington team, when she won the 40th ANNIVERSARY MAIDEN STAKES (Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Brian Clark, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary)
DORMAH DE BRUGERE came back to her very useful best, ridden by Pierre Deymonaz, scoring a decisive victory over a useful field, including Group Winner EAU ROYAL in the 4.30. The winner was impressive, but it would be unwise to write off EAU ROYAL at this stage as this was clearly not his form.

GLASTONBURY POP for Owner, Trainer Mr A J Jennings, gave Simon Walker a win in the final race of the day beating SABEZ (another David Paton/ BXPS RACING PARTNERSHIP runner), who looked the likely winner until the final strides of the race.
SHELILA was another winner for H H Sheik Hamdn Bin R AL Maktoum and trainer Mrs G Duffield, but this time ridden by another promising recruit to the jockey ranks, Mr Joe Akehurst.

CS MALIK won the first event on the eight race card, giving David Turner another winner in his race for the 2005 Jockey Championship and providing Tony Brunton with the first leg of a training double (DORMAH DE BRUGERE was his other winner)

THE PENN CHALLENGE HANDICAP STAKES, Anglo & Part Bred Arabians, saw the outsider of the three runners, HARDTOBACK, owned and trained by Mrs Peyton and ridden by Rob Woolard - scoring his 3rd win of the current campaign - winning in a tough battle with CALL ME RISKY, LA PERRUCHE was third. HARDTOBACK was 14lb out of the handicap, but he didn't know that and scored his second consecutive win. The Penn Challenge series is sponsored by Stuart Shefras with a bonus of £600 being paid to the owner of the horse that accumulates the most points in the 3 race series. To qualify for the bonus a horse must run in at least two of the challenge races.

Photos & Report Jim & Chris Bielby
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