one half of the deat heat in the 5.00 race!
REPORT IN BRIEF:
The Opening race at 5.00 saw a DEAD HEAT between CIRCUIT CHASER
and ARSENE RUPIN. No one at the meeting recalled the last
time a dead heat took place. This was a race for maiden Purebred
Arabians 3 yr olds only, over 6 furlongs. The winners were
spread across the track, but a dead heat was undoubtedly a
fair result. CIRCUIT CHASER Owned and Trained by Mr W Smith,
Ridden by Mr S A Walker, ARSENE RUPIN Owned by The Day in
Toulouse Partnership, Trained by Miss G Ward and ridden by
Mr S Harrison. Miss Ward thinks a lot of ARSENE RUPIN (FR)
and expects better things to come.
Walking In after Winning 6.30 The Jebel
Ali Racing Club Series Qualifier
was the first leg of a double for Mr P Brown, with CAL KARSAB,
Owned by Mr K Muir and ridden by the trainer Mr P Brown, in
the Town & Country Farms Novice Riders Handicap Stakes.
The 3rd race at 7.00 saw a win for Mrs J Candlish, now training
under rules, with ALMOST ALL, Ridden by Mr D T Weeks (who
went on to record a double with INSPECTOR MORSE in the sixth
race at 7.30)
LILE D'AMOUR took the Jebel Ali Racing Club (Series Qualifier)
Handicap Stakes for the successful Mr & Mrs A Connally
team. Lile D'Amour loves the all-weather surfaces and proved
once again how much improvement she shows on the dirt, winning
well under a fine ride from Champion Mr Simon Walker.
Winning 7.00 The Mikeno Handicap Stakes
won The Mikeno Handicap Stakes (the second leg of a double
for Mr P Brown) ridden by Miss J Buckley who held on in a
driving finish to deny Mr D T Weeks another winner on WFA
LEOPARD trained by Mr J A Candlish. A fine performance from
BENEDIKT who has not stood a lot of racing in the past and
had his last race at Chepstow on the 11th September 2003.
Walking In after Winning 7.30 The Hope To See You Soon Sally
MORSE, well ridden by Mr D T Weeks, was a popular winner of
The Hope To See You Soon Sally Graduation Stakes at 7.30 and
this evergreen twelve year old was recording his second success
of the season after winning at HEREFORD on the 19th June.
The race was supported by the many well wishers of MRS SALLY
WILSON who is recovering from a serious injury.
The last race of the evening was a two horse affair between
DJELDOR DE BOZOULS (FR( trained by Mrs G M Duffield) and NEW
CAPRICE (trained by Mr W M Smith). DJELDOR DE BOZOULS started
favourite but was never at the races with NEW CAPRICE (ridden
by Mr Sam Holdsworth - replacing Simon Walker who would have
struggled to ride at 9st) who won with a deal in hand. DUBAI
probably beckons for this HH Sheik Mohammed Bin R Al Maktoum
owned five year old.