Newbury Group 29 June :
By Paul Simmons

The Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Stakes Group 2 over 1 Mile 2 Furlongs:

Gill Duffield enjoyed a tremendous season out in UAE winning the Kahayala Classic for the third year in a row with Madjani. Back in the UK the Shadwell stable seems as strong as ever with No Risk Al Maury emerging as the new potential superstar for owner HH Sheikh Hamdan. No Risk Al Maury won a big handicap on Dubai Day and slammed Malik D’Or on his seasonal debut at Wolverhampton, this Group 2 was the next natural step and he stood up to the challenge admirably. In spite of there being no real pace at the start Richard Hills took up the running gradually upping the pace in the last five furlongs, the field was soon struggling to maintain the pace and No Risk Al Maury (Kesberoy x Nectarine Al Maury) could scarcely of been more impressive sauntering clear two lengths clear of Nokomys, he looks like the best UK hope of winning this years Group 1 Dubai Stakes. Nokomys (Amer x KTP Mystic Flight) improved with every run last season and ran a blinder here chasing the winner all the way to the line on her seasonal debut, she was always handy and stayed on impressively in the straight five lengths clear of CS Malik (Makzan x Ciarosa). The latter ran well over a course and distance he won over last year and is entitled to come on for the run. Whilst HH Sheikh Mohammed’s Goffs purchase Osaira wasn’t disgraced back in 4th on her UK debut.

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