Warwick 6th October Review
By Paul Simmons

1st race – Red Mills UK Maiden Handicap Stakes 0-70 over 7 Furlongs:
The Debator set a scorching pace from the off quickening up nicely down the back straight with Musaayar and top weight Kamilya in her slipstream. As they turned for the home straight The Debator was starting to weaken as Musaayar and Kamilya ranged upsides and they were all in a line with a furlong to go, but in the end it was owner/breeder James Kippen’s brave Kamilya (Makzan x Bengaliya (Bengali D’Albret)) under top weight who powered home under a superb ride from former Champion jockey Phil Collington to win going away by two lengths from Musaayar, and she looks to have a bright future. Speaking afterwards the Kippen’s who have been breeding and racing Arabians for the best part of 25 years said “She’s a tough filly and that was an impressive performance under top weight”. Musaayar (Jehol De Cardonne x Silvena (Klarnet)) ran his best race to date in second chasing the winner all the way to the line but he was always being held. Whilst The Debator (Bengali D’Albret x Djeba El Mels (Dormane)) seemed to run out of energy in the final furlong but plugged on ahead of a fast finishing Shouq.

2nd race – The Easibed Open (TB, AA & PBA) Handicap race over 1 Mile 4 Furlongs:
Fraternity (Grand Lodge x Catawba) was never going to be denied here under Simon Walker who was now one behind Collington for the jockeys championship, he led from start to finish under a typically determined ride from Walker and never looked to be in any danger kicking clear in the final furlong to win going away by three lengths. Speaking afterwards owner/trainer Katie James said “He’s been on the go for a while and was giving weight away today but he always gives his best”. In winning he secured the TB championship for James. Back in third was Tremezzo (Mind Games x Rosa Van Fleet) running a personal best always travelling well, he came with his run inside the two furlong marker but had no extra in the closing stages. Whilst Adalar (Grand Lodge x Adalya) was always prominent and was staying on dourly at the end ahead of a fast finishing Cloud Catcher.

3rd race – The Shaw & Fox Handicap Stakes 0-105 over 7 Furlongs:
Walker clinched the jockeys championship here with a typically assured and confident ride aboard the luckless Earsldon (Akbar x Elgonda), always handy he was cruising behind Zormania who led the field and good gallop from the off. With a furlong to run Zormania (Dormane x Diraia) was coming off the bridle and Earlsdon was galvanised by Walker just inside the final half furlong and just got up in the shadow of the post by a neck from a hard ridden Zormania. Winning trainer Bill Smith commented “They went a decent gallop and Earlsdon is better coming off a fast pace, and he won that well”. Zormania ran a great race in defeat leading the charge from the three furlong marker and she was arguably unlucky not to get home in front. Whilst Dormah De Brugere (Dormane x Ballade Folle) ran well back in third always prominent she ran well inside the final furlong but the first two had set sail for the post but she finished strongly to hold off Baraka Ibn Shahtess.

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