Stratford 20th August 2005
By Paul Simmons

Track: Good to Firm

The Eccentric Aunt Maiden Stakes over 1 Mile:
1. CS Kabira
Mr. H Haynes
2. Khawater Mr. P Collington
3. Shatha Mr. S Walker

Distances: 2 ½, ¾ 12 ran Time: 01:59:30

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

CS Kabira (Djebbel x Ciarosa) finally got her head in front after numerous attempts and did it quite stylishly with 2 ½ lengths to spare over her rivals. This athletic filly was superbly ridden by Harry Haynes who once again succeeded where others have failed (also won this season on eternal bridesmaid Miss Moncrieff), Haynes looks to have a big future ahead of himself as a jockey and is definitely a name to remember. Haynes had CS Kabira nicely settled behind the leaders Khawater (Tidjani x Synaps) and Shatha (Passem Lotois x Seyvilla Wikeyna), at the 3 furlong marker he made his move and cruised to the front effortlessly and pushed Kabira out to win quite comfortably. Khawater was made to look a shade one paced but stayed on resolutely for second, ahead of Shatha who made progress in the straight but was never nearer than third.

The Claydon Horse Exercisers Handicap Stakes 0-85 over 1 Mile:
1. Pavots Dreamboy
Mr. P J Murphy
2. Kaich Mr. S Walker
3. Operatic Mr. S Holdsworth

Distances: short head, neck 11 ran Time: 01:57:50

Winner owned and bred by Mr. E J Legg. Trained by Miss. C J Legg.

Pavots Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury x Autumn Dream) and Operatic cut out a decent pace in this mile event, at the 3 furlong marker Pavots Dreamboy made his move and went a length and a half clear. With less than a furlong to run Pavots Dreamboy had the advantage and wasn’t going to be denied even with Operatic snapping at his heals and Kaich coming with a strong run inside the final half furlong. At the line Pavots Dreamboy just got home by a short head from Kaich (Khairouan x Aicha Croixnoire), with Operatic (Vert Olive x Operetta) a valiant neck back in third.

The Town & Country Farms Novice Rider Banded Stakes (Series Qualifier) over 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
1. Take A Chance
Mr. H Haynes
2. Majestic Dream Mr. J Akehurst
3. Mellway Gold Charm Mr. B Adams

Distances: ½, 4 10 ran Time: 03:07:80

Winner owned and trained by Mrs. J Hutchings. Bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Take a Chance (Bengali D’Albret x Tajhiane) has slowly been getting the hang of things and won quite cheekily here with her ears pricked suggesting that the penny has finally dropped, she also provided the second leg of Harry Haynes first ever double racing. Held up with a run Take A Chance came with a strong effort inside the final furlong and got home comfortably by half a length. Majestic Dream (Frere Des Loups x Autumn Dream) chased hard in second but never looked like passing the winner but remains on an attractive mark. The winner’s stablemate Mellway Gold Charm (Naresh x Alcina) ran another sound race a further four lengths back in third but seemed to struggle as the pace was upped in the final furlong.

The Jebel Ali Racing Club Handicap Stakes (Series Qualifier) 0-70 over 1 Mile:
1. Methyar
Mr. S Walker
2. WA Savannah Sunrise Mr. R Woollard
3. Mystic Dream Mr. D Turner

Distances: 1 ¾, neck 16 ran Time: 02:31:50

Winner owned by Mr. G Serra. Trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Methyar (Passem Lotois x Saltiki) returned to form with vengeance with an emphatic victory over WA Savannah Sunrise by 2 lengths. Methyar was always travelling comfortably under Champion jockey Simon Walker, she travelled smoothly throughout before coming with her run inside the home straight and went clear easily in the final furlong. WA Savannah Sunrise (Dantist x Sasparilla Sunrise) was always chasing and had every chance inside the final furlong but never looked like she was going to pass the winner. Mystic Dream (Abitibi x Autumn Dream) came with a good effort inside the final furlong and was just a neck back in third, he always seems to come to hand this time of year and remains well handicapped.

The Clarendon Stud Rated Maiden Stakes 0-70 over 6 Furlongs:
1. Mahboobti
Mr. S Harrison
2. CS Volante Mr. B Adams
3. Lady Ace Mr. F J Offord

Distances: 1 ½, 2 7 ran Time: 01:32:20

Winner owned by Mrs. T Wainwright. Trained by Mrs. A Colledge. Bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The lightly raced and unexposed Mahboobti (Sample Copy x Mafakhir) came home in fine style to give owner Tracey Wainwright her first winner Arabian racing. Millenium Leap cut out the running and led till 2 furlongs out when Mahboobti; stalking dangerously in behind made her move under a confident ride from Steve Harrison. She went 3 ½ lengths clear in the final furlong but idled slightly and when CS Volante (Makzan x Kilcummer Lalla) came with her run in the final furlong she was kept up to her work to win by a cosy 1 ½ lengths. CS Volante showed that she is returning to form with a game run in second and her turn isn’t far away. Whilst Lady Ace (Imman x Indrella Bint Procyon) seemed to appreciate the drop down in trip and kept on well for third.

The Dinner Dance Banded Stakes over 2 Miles:
1. Allahmes
Mr. P Collington
2. Cal Koihue Miss M Kowalska
3. Sweet Dream Mr. S Walker

Distances: 2, 7 9 ran Time: 04:22:80

Winner owned and trained by Mr. W Hill. Bred by Mrs. S J Turner.

Allahmes (Azahames x Numenor Nim Allatari) won as he liked on a track and trip that he loves, always confident out in front under regular jockey Phil Collington who made sure the race was a true test of stamina, he came home as he liked 2 lengths clear of the field to give owner / trainer Bill Hill the first leg of a double. Cal Koihue (ZT Shahkar x Harsanmum) was always settled in behind but didn’t have the required turn of foot to pass the winner but was well clear of the third Sweet Dream (Way To Go x FH Honey Mellon) who continues to frustrate.

The Much Ado About Nothing Graduation Stakes (Anglo & PBA) 0-110 over 2 Miles:
1. Oakvalley Rialto
Mr. P Collington
2. Sugar Dandy Miss C J Green
3. Tomaros Mrs. A Masterson

Distances: 2 ½, 4 8 ran Time: 04:08:80

Winner owned and trained by Mr. W Hill. Bred by Mrs. M-L Lees.

Oakvalley Rialto (Band On The Run x Railtesse) claimed her third win of the season by outstaying her rivals in dour fashion to give owner/ trainer Bill Hill his first double, Phil Collington had her travelling smoothly throughout and she relished the trip to out stay her rivals by 2 ½ lengths. Sugar Dandy (Ballacashtal x Chantille Suacy Sal) was always handy and lost nothing in second and was in turn comfortably clear of Tomaros (Tromeros x Othersal Dawn Chorus) who was another 4 lengths back in third.

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