Huntingdon July 23rd 2005
By Paul Simmons


Track: Firm

The Shadwell Stud Maiden Stakes (3yrs old only) over 6 Furlongs:
1. CS Malik
Mr. D Turner
2. Magie De Faust Mr. P Collington
3. Bab Tjadi Mr. S Holdsworth

Distances: 2,3 4 ran Time: 01:19:40

Winner owned and bred by Mr. M Brunton. Trained by Mr. A J Brunton.

CS Malik (Makzan x Ciarosa) won as he liked on his race course debut under top weight and giving 8 lbs to the field. David Turner who is riding at the top of his game this season made all under the impressive colt – he sent Malik on after the field ran the first furlong at a crawl, after two furlongs he was five lengths clear and although he momentarily slowed at the three furlong pole he soon ran on again when joined by Magie De Faust and won impressively going two and half lengths clear at the line. Magie De Faust (Dormane x Gina De Carrere) was far from disgraced in second and will come on for the run, as will Bab Tjadi (Tidjani x Ennagham) Bill Smiths runner who seemed to struggle to go the pace but was running on at the end.

The Penn Challenge Handicap Stakes 0-130 (Anglo & PBAs) over 6 Furlongs:
1. Hardtobac
k Mr. R G Woollard
2. Call Me Risky Miss G M Kelleway
3. La Perruche Mr. P D Rondel

Distances: short head, 5 3 ran

Winner owned, bred and trained by Mrs. J Peyton.

Hardtoback (Norton Challenger x Harem VII) is having a superb season for owner/trainer/breeder Jenny Peyton and took a notable scalp in winning by half a length from the Gay Kelleway ridden Call Me Risky (Risk Me x Call My Name) who had a massive task under top weight and was giving the winner over 2 stone. The pair duelled in the final furlong but Hardtoback out sprinted Call Me Risky in determined fashion and is clearly in fine heart. La Perruche (L’Estragon x Iron Bird) seemed to struggle over this trip and finished third.

The Town & Country Farms Novice Rider Handicap Stakes 0-75 over 6 Furlongs:
1. Shelila
Mr. J Akehurst
2. Kateland Mrs. V Murphy
3. Rasid Miss T Smith

Distances: 1 ½, 5 13 ran Time: 01:19:60

Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.

Gill Duffield’s yard is still in fine form and Shelila (Bengali D’Albret x Arytmia) who has been running consistently well over sprint distances all season finally opened her account when out gunning her rivals over six furlongs. Always travelling ominously well she showed a decent turn of foot to out sprint the field and whilst she won’t be one of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s leading lights she can pay her way in handicaps at up to a mile. Kateland (Vert Olive x Fayrelands Gold) ran another game race in second and is maintaining her form, whilst Rasid (Chndaka x Kahina El Kihm) kept on for third.

The Jebel Ali Racing Club Handicap Stakes (Series Qualifier) 0-65 over 2 Miles:
1. Notid
Mr. F J Offord
2. Mystic Dream Mr. P J Murphy
3. WA Savannah Sunrise Mr. R G Woollard

Distances: neck, 4 9 ran Time: 03:58:10

Winner owned by The BXPS Racing Partnership. Trained by Mr. D J

Notid (Tidjani x Sherrie Noreen) outstayed his rivals in dour fashion over this two mile trip, a smart and versatile handicapper and another of David Paton’s horses that continues to hold his form this season. Mystic Dream (Abitibi x Autumn Dream) did nothing wrong in second and seems to be coming back to form, whilst WA Savannah Sunrise (Dantist x Sasparilla Sunrise) stayed on dourly for third and remains well handicapped.

The Cole Hay Handicap Stakes 0-85 over 1 Mile:
1. Miss Moncrieff
Mr. H Haynes
2. Pavots Dreamboy Mr. P J Murphy
3. Penny Black Mr. S Harrison

Distances: 2,1 6 ran Time: 01:47:00

Winner owned by Mr. E Phillpott. Trained by Miss. G Ward. Bred by Mrs. G Hay.

Harry Haynes has succeeded where many have failed, he managed to extract a win from the eternal bridesmaid Miss Moncrieff. The filly has never run a bad race but had started to look reluctant to actually get her head in front constantly filling the minor places in spite of her immense ability. Miss Moncrieff (Makzan x Zeinah) was given a superb ride under novice jockey Harry Haynes and won nicely in what is sure to be a confidence boosting and much deserved win. Pavots Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury x Autumn Dream) showed his first sign of form this season and seems to be coming to hand and has slipped down the handicap to a fair mark, whilst Penny Black (Chndaka x Pevunja) is going the right way and should be winning soon at trips up to a mile.

The 40th Anniversary Maiden Stakes over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. Mabrum
Mr. P Collington
2. Final Fling Mr. S Walker
3. Noni Mr. D Turner

Distances: 13, 1 ¾ 6 ran Time: 02:11:60

Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.

Gill Duffield celebrated her second win of the meeting when the un-raced debutant Mabrum (Djebbel x Volna) won the maiden in some style kicking clear in the final furlong by an easy eight lengths at the line – giving new sire Djebbel his second wide margin winning maiden winner in as many weeks. Second was Final Fling (Djamel x FH Honey Mellon) for Bill Smith who travelled well for a long way but was no match for the winner, whilst Noni (Dormane x Cary De Carrere) stayed on for third and perhaps needs a stiffer test of stamina.

The Larkinglass Farm Racecourse Stakes over 1 Mile 1 Furlong:
1. Dormah De Brugere
Mr. P Deymonaz
2. Tarfih Mr. P J Murphy
3. Asham D’Aroco Mr. S Walker

Distances: 4,3 5 ran Time: 01:54:30

Winner owned by Mr. J D Kippen. Trained by Mr. A J Brunton. Bred by Mlle N Barsi

Dormah De Burgere (Dormane x Ballade Folle) showed her rivals a clean pair of heels as she blitzed clear of the field in the home to win as she liked on the bridle, a classy filly she is the one they all have to beat in the Group 1 Hatta Mares Stakes on Dubai day on 14th August. Tarfih (Dormane x Simooma) ran a personal best in second and stayed on purposefully in the final furlong although it is hard to see her laying down a threat to the winner in the Hatta Stakes. Asham D’Aroco (Dormane x Asbaa D’Arcoco) ran an eye catching race on her UK debut and is one to watch out for next time out. Eau Royal was bitterly disappointing and looked extremely uncomfortable on the firm ground and connections must be hoping for more rain in the next few weeks, although he doesn’t look to be in the same heart as last season which saw him win the Group 1 Dubai Stakes.

The Clarendon Stud Banded Stakes over 6 Furlongs:
1. Glastonbury Pop
Mr. S Walker
2. Sabez Ms. C Stockham
3. Makhai Mr. P D Rondel

Distances: ¾, 3 6 ran Time: 01:24:40

Winner owned and trained by Mr. A J Jennings. Bred by Mrs. E Harrington.

Glastonbury Pop (Dedja Des Forges x Operetta) is well bred - half brother to smart handicappers Deolali and Operatic - but has always run his race before its started, however under a masterful ride from Champion Jockey Simon Walker he out sprinted his rivals in good fashion and came home too strong for Sabez (Mahbuba x Zalmera), whilst Makhai (Khairouan x Mais) battled on hard to finish third.

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