Hereford 25th June 2006
By Paul Simmons

Track: Firm, good to firm

The Herefordshire Maiden Stakes over 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Taabeer Mr. P Collington
2. Proven Point Mr. S Walker
3. Noni Mr. D Turner

Distances: 4, 18 5 ran Time: 03:19:70

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

Taabeer (Vasilisk x Bisbille (Dormane)) built on his promising effort at Exeter with an emphatic win in the maiden giving jockey Phil Collington the first leg of a four timer, always handy Taabeer powered home to win quite comfortably to give sire Vasilisk his first UK winner. Proven Point (Vadeer x Prunelle De Ghazal (Djou Said)) was up with the pace and stayed on dourly ahead of the field, whilst Noni (Dormane x Cary De Carrere (Passem)) was well beaten back in third.

The Avon Thoroughbreds Open Race (TB, AA & PBA) over 7 Furlongs:
1. Diamond Ring Mr. S Walker
2. Alastair Smellie Miss C Tarratt
3. Making Magic Miss R Thompson

Distances: 3, 4 9 ran Time: 01:30:30

Winner owned and trained by Mr. W Smith. Bred by DJ Bloodstock & J Dohle.

Diamond Ring (Magic Ring x Reticent Bride) followed up her impressive Huntingdon win with another scorching victory here, she was always going well under Simon Walker and won nicely to prove she is firmly on the upgrade. Alastair Smellie (Sabrehill x Reel Foyle) ran on strongly for second to prove he’s coming to hand whilst Making Magic (Wizard King x Snowline) made an eye catching debut back in third.

The Town & Country Farms Novice Rider Handicap Stakes (Series Qualifier) 0-70 over 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Maestro Al Maury Mr. B Adams
2. SA Bibi Miss E Owen
3. Mehshiv Mr. C Vitler

Distances: 2 ½, neck 8 ran Time: 03:22:60

Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield. Bred by Mlle Renee Laure Koch.

Maestro Al Maury (Dormane x Melusine Al Maury) followed up his Huntingdon handicap win with a second victory here coming home under a strong ride from promising jockey Barry Adams, he clearly relishes these stamina sapping trips and is finding his form. SA Bibi (Abitibi x Florich) ran on at the end to claim second proving he does stay the trip, whilst Mehshiv (Normativ x Mehsha (Shahpoor)) ran another good effort in third and his turn is near.

The Jebel Ali Racing Club Tri-Banded Stakes (Series Qualifier) (A, B & C) over 7 Furlongs:
1. The Way To Go Mr. S Harrison
2. Lady Ace Mr. H Haynes
3. Sabez Mr. F J Offord

Distances: 6, 1 11 ran Time: 01:44:10

Winner owned Mr. A Coleman. Trained by Mr. G Kiff. Bred by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Way To Go (Way To Go x Nepenthes Al Maury) finally repaid trainer Glen Kiff’s faith in her when leading from start to finish to claim her first victory under a great ride from Steve Harrison, this confidence boosting win under top weight should see her continue her winning ways in this grade. Lady Ace (Imman x Indrella Bint Procyon (Procyon)) also ran her best race of the season claiming second in determined fashion from stable mate Sabez (Mahbuba x Zalmera) who continues to hold his form well.

The Brightwells Sells Winners at Ascot Handicap Stakes 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. CS Al Wahed Mr. P Collington
2. A Mans Man Mr. S Walker
3. CS Clarion Mr. S Harrison

Distances: 7, 3 6 ran Time: 03:14:70

Winner owned by Mrs. C & Mr. R Heslop. Trained by Mr. A Brunton. Bred by Mr. M Brunton.

CS Al Wahed (Bengali D’Albret x Cikada (Klarnet)) claimed career win number 12 when dourly outstaying the field in fine style under a confident ride from Phil Collington to give new owners the Heslop’s their first winner Arabian racing. A Mans Man (Dormane x Amira D’Albret) was one paced in the final two furlongs but kept up to his work to hold off CS Clarion (Chndaka x Cikada) for second.

The Conditions Stakes over 7 Furlongs:
1. No Risk Al Maury Mr. P Collington
2. Tash Reefat Mr. B Adams
3. Circuit Chaser Mr. S Walker

Distances: 2 ½, 2 7 ran Time: 01:40:40

Winner owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Trained by Mrs. G Duffield.

Gill Duffield lifted the veil on two potential superstars in No Risk Al Maury and Tash Reefat who fought out the finish of the conditions event, stable jockey Phil Collington chose the right horse as he steered No Risk Al Maury (Kesberoy x Nectarine Al Maury) to victory, he looked impressive and holds a Derby entry. Tash Reefat (Bengali D’Albret x Seglaoui) lost nothing in defeat and made an eye catching debut but could’t reel back the winner. Circuit Chaser (Virgule Al Maury x Miss Fast Ptrack) stayed on for third and seemed to appreciate the step up in trip.

The Malvern Handicap Stakes 0-85 over 7 Furlongs:
1. WFA Leopard Mr. P Collington
2. Final Fling Mr. J Akehurst
3. Pavots Dreamboy Mr. D Turner

Distances: 1, ¾ 5 ran Time: 01:40:70

Winner owned by Dublcheck Ltd. Trained by Miss S Davison. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. H Bancroft.

A well deserved win for WFA Leopard (Bengali D’Albret x Lapsana (Silver Scenario)) who has maintained his form admirably since being transferred to Sam Davison yard, he was a good second behind CS Malik at Wolverhampton and completed a four timer for jockey Phil Collington when coming home in fine style from Final Fling (Djamel x FH Honey Mellon). The latter has been running well in maidens this season and ran well under top weight to claim second from Pavots Dreamboy (Pavot Al Maury x Autumn Dream) who at one stage looked like winning until fading in the final furlong.


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