Huntingdon 17th June 2006
By Paul Simmons

Track: Firm

The Shaw & Fox Hay Suppliers Maiden Stakes over 6 Furlongs:
1. Waadi Mr. P Collington
2. Earlsdon Mr. S Walker
3. Deraasaat Mr. S Phipps

Distances: 4, 1 ¼ 13 ran Time: 01:18:09

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

Waadi (Makzan x Nega) won the opening maiden nicely, building on is useful effort at Exeter, he has clearly come on for the race and remains a useful prospect over sprint trips. Earlsdon (Akbar x Elgonda) was always travelling well and was staying on at the finish but had no chance with the winner. Deraasaat (Izentespeshal x Maderba De Piboul) was handy throughout and was making ground in the closing stages but was never nearer.

The Web-Simple Banded Stakes (B & C) over 6 Furlongs:
1. Millenium Leap Mrs. V Murphy
2. Karaviva Mr. S Harrison
3. Kizhi Mr. P Collington

Distances: short head, 5 9 ran Time: 01:19:07

Winner owned and bred by Mrs. C Cone. Trained by Mr. P J Murphy.

Millenium Leap (Khairoaun x Balla Star) claimed her second win in as many runs under the capable hands of trainers wife Valerie Murphy who seems to have found the key to this mare, always handy she claimed the far rail to come home just a short head in front of Karaviva (Normativ x Sunlea Kaprina). The latter was gaining with every stride down the stands rail; and the two fought out a bobbing finish down the home strait and look useful sprinters. Kizhi (Khairoaun x Sucha) showed her first signs of form for new trainer Sam Davison and will perhaps fare better when stepped up in trip.

The Stockwell Racing Handicap Stakes 0-90 over 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. CS Khan Mr. D Turner
2. Operatic Mr. S Harrison
3. Ami D’Jani Mr. S Walker

Distances: 1, 7 6 ran Time: 03:19:02

Winner owned by Miss. L Cross. Trained by Miss S Davison. Bred by Mr. M Brunton.

CS Khan (Khairouan x Cikada (Klarnet)) came right back to form to claim this staying handicap in fine style under a brilliant ride from David Turner, although he had to pull out all the stops to get home from the staying on Operatic (Vert Olive x Operetta (Silver Scenario)), who laid down a serious challenge in the home straight but went down gallantly by half a length. Ami D’Jani (Tidjani x Amira D’Albret) was one paced back in third but clear of the field.

The Jebel Ali Racing Club Handicap Stakes (Series Qualifier) 0-65 over 1 Mile 6 Furlongs:
1. Maestro Al Maury Mr. P Collington
2. Mehshiv Mr. A Byles (5)
3. Lile D’Amour Mr. S Walker

Distances: 3 ½, 4 12 ran Time: 03:25:07

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

Meastro Al Maury (Dormane x Melusine Al Maury) lost his maiden tag and did so in some style, held up throughout he was hard ridden by Phil Collington and came home with a strong run in the final furlong to win by just under four lengths. Mehshiv (Normativ x Mehsha (Shahpoor)) ran strongly chasing the winner all the way to the line but was never going to get there. Whilst Lile D’Amour (Merlin Al Maury x Daad) stayed on one paced ahead of the rest.

The ARO Returns on 30th July Stakes over 1 Mile 1 Furlong:
1. Lamasat Mr. P Collington
2. Baraka Ibn Shahtess Mr. S Walker
3. Deolali Mr. S Harrison

Distances: 3, 1 ½ 4 ran Time: 02:14:03

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

Smart performer Lamasat (Bengali D’Albret x Komet) started the season as she means to go on with an emphatic victory over Argentinian import Baraka Ibn Shahtess (Baraka Mahatsi x Shahtess), she quickened away smartly in the final furlong and remains a leading contender for the Group 1 Hatta Stakes on Dubai Day in which she was third last year. Deolali (Khairoaun x Operetta) seems out of sorts at the moment but stayed on for third.

The Avon Thoroughbreds Open Race (TB, AA & PBA) over 1 Mile:
1. Diamond Ring Mr. S Walker
2. Robury Mr. P Collington
3. Alastair Smellie Miss C Tarratt

Distances: 4, 3 13 ran Time: 01:36:09

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

Diamond Ring (Magic Ring x Reticent Bride) was third on her debut in a useful race at Wolverhampton behind smart performer Exclusive Air, she looked very impressive here in slamming the opposition, and clearly appreciated the step down in trip and looks progressive. Robury (Robellino x Youdontsay) ran well in second keeping on in the final furlong but had no chance with the winner. Whilst Alastair Smellie (Sabrehill x Reel Foyle) was hard ridden in third and clear of the field.


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