Huntingdon June 24th 2005
By Paul Simmons

Track: Firm

The Hamilton & Partners Maiden Stakes – 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. Cabenay
Mr. S Walker
2. Miss Moncrieff Mr. S Harrison
3. Noni Mr. D Turner

Distances: neck, 1 ½ 8 ran

Winner owned and bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Mr. W Smith.

Cabenay (Bengali D’Albret x GV Camille) was far from well behaved on his UK debut, he was coltish in the pre-parade ring and then went over backwards on the way to post but he did win the maiden and showed good battling qualities to hold on by a neck in spite of veering violently left in the final furlong. Miss Moncrieff (Makzan x Zeinah (Samsheik)) is proving very hard to win with, she made all and in spite of the antics of the winner still seemed reluctant to put her best foot forward and had every chance to finally open her account. Noni (Dormane x Cary De Carrere) ran very green but made a pleasing enough debut and was only a length and a half behind in third.

The Larkinglass Farm Handicap Stakes (0-70) 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. WA Savannah Sunrise
Mr. R G Woollard
2. Sarrafina Mr PJ Murphy
3. Mystic Dream Mr. D Turner

Distances: ¾, 3 8 ran

Winner owned and trained by Ms C Taylor. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. P Wooster.

WA Savannah Sunrise (Dantist x Sasparilla Sunrise (Maleik El Kheil)) has been running well all season and fully deserved this win. She was held up but always travelling well and came with her run in the final furlong to outstay her rivals in good fashion. Sarrafina (Khairouan x Fayrelands Gold) relished this stamina sapping trip and was always handy but couldn’t get past the winner but lost nothing in defeat. Mystic Dream (Abitibi x Autumn Dream) was another 3 lengths back in third.

The Jebel Ali Racing Club Banded Stakes (Series Qualifier) (Bands B & C) 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:
1. El Buba
Mr. F J Offord
2. Island Rover Mr. B J Boulton
3. Sabez Ms C Stockham

Distances: short head, 1 ¼ 10 ran

Winner owned by The BXPS Racing Partnership. Trained by Mr. D J Paton. Bred by Mrs. P Stroud.

David Paton continued his excellent season with yet another win when El Buba battled home to win the Jebel Ali Racing Club Qualifier over 1 Mile 2. El Buba (Mahbuba x Zalmera) was held up and he always looked to be travelling the best and just got up in the shadow of the post. Island Rover (Khamil x Columbine) was an unlucky loser, he led all the way and battled on really well in the final furlong but just lost out by a short head at the line. Sabez (Mahbuba x Zalmera) stayed on for third.

The Town & Country Farms Novice Rider Banded Stakes (Series Qualifier) (Banded A,B & C 61-65) 6 Furlongs:
1. Abra
Mr. R Cummings
2. Pharitz Samman Mr. J Akehurst
3. Maximillion Mr. H Haynes

Distances: 2, 3 6 ran

Winner owned and trained by Mr. B J Boulton. Bred by E Haras Du Bosquet.

Ryan Cummings scored his second win in the novice rider competition when piloting the Brian Boulton trained Abra (Dormane x Djoula) to victory, always well placed she showed a smart turn of foot to pull clear in the final furlong to win by a comfortable 2 lengths. Pharitz Samman (Sambist x Mantua) showed that he was returning to form with a bold display but was never going to pass the winner. Maximillion (Crusader x Marsinique) was another 3 lengths back in third and remains in good form.

The Hay & Straw Graduation Stakes (Anglo & PBA) (0-100) 6 Furlongs:
1. Hardtoback
Mr. R G Woollard
2. Sugar Dandy Miss C J Green
3. Chiloe Mr. P D Rondel

Distances: 2 ½, 15 4 ran

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

Hardtoback (Norton Challenger x Harem VII) scored a well deserved win for owner/ trainer/ breeder Jenny Peyton. Dropped back in trip, she showed plenty of pace and skipped clear in the final furlong to win going away by 2 ½ lengths. Sugar Dandy (Ballacashtal x Chantille Saucy Sal) seemed to struggle over this shorter trip and needs a stiffer test of stamina to be seen to best effect. Chiloe (Saratogan x Belle D’un Soir) struggled to go the pace and was 15 lengths back in third.

The Hichingbrooke Classified Stakes (0-90) 2 Miles:
1. CS Clarion
Mr. P Collington
2. Super Man Al Maury Mr. S Holdsworth
3. Don Du Ciel Al Maury Mr. S Walker

Distances: neck, 1 ¾ 4 ran

Winner owned by Mrs. J K Farr. Trained by Mr. G C Farr. Bred by Mr. M D Brunton.

CS Clarion (Chndaka x Cikada (Klarnet)) outstayed his rivals in dour fashion over the 2 miles trip and gamely held onto his victory scraping home a neck from Super Man Al Maury (Way To Go x Sylphide Al Maury). The latter seemed to appreciate the step up in trip. Whilst Don Du Ciel Al Maury (Dormane x D’Idida) was just over a length back in third.

The Huntingdon Racecourse Stakes – 1 Mile:
1.Dormah De Brugere
Mr. P Deymonaz

Walked over / 1 ran.

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

Due to the firm ground Dormah De Brugere (Dormane x Ballade Folle) scored a walkover in the 1 Mile conditions.

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