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Friday, January 2, 2004



2004 PETER MARSH CHASE DAY INFORMATION




This following information contains past results and histories of the three major races at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 10, 2004, when this year there will be £174,000 in prize money on offer.


The feature Peter Marsh Chase regularly attracts an outstanding field with Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup winners such as Jodami, The Thinker, Bregawn and Little Owl on its roll of honour as well as the Martell Cognac Grand National hero Earth Summit and a whole host of other big names such as Combs Ditch, Twin Oaks, Zeta's Lad, Nick The Brief, General Wolfe, The Last Fling, Red Striker and, 12 months ago, Truckers Tavern.


The Premier Stayers' Hurdle, which has seen Lord Transcend, Jair Du Cochet and Behrajan win its last three runnings, has another impressive record as does the Red Square Vodka Champion Hurdle Trial, which boasts the Smurfit Champion Hurdle victors Flakey Dove and Granville Again on its roll of honour.


RACE PROGRAMME, HAYDOCK PARK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2004

12.35pm WIDNES NOVICES' HANDICAP HURDLE £7,000 2m 6f
1.20pm PREMIER STAYERS' HURDLE (Grade 2) £40,000 2m 7 f
1.40pm PETER MARSH CHASE (LIMITED HANDICAP) (Grade 2) £60,000 3m
2.10pm RED SQUARE VODKA CHAMPION HURDLE TRIAL (Grade 2) £40,000 2m
2.45pm BIRCHWOOD NOVICES' CHASE £17,500 2m 4f
3.20pm RED SQUARE VODKA FIXED BRUSH' NOVICES' HURDLE £7,000 2m 4f
3.50pm EBF/DONCASTER BLOODSTOCK SALES MARES' ONLY £2,500 2m
STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (QUALIFIER)

For further information, please contact Adam Waterworth, Haydock Park's Managing Director, on 01942 725963 or visit www.haydock-park.co.uk

HISTORY OF THE PETER MARSH CHASE

The Peter Marsh Chase was inaugurated in 1981 and this limited handicap has grown into one of the highlight's of the jumping calendar at Haydock Park, regularly attracting the very best staying chasers.
Since 1981, a total of four Cheltenham Gold Cup winners have taken the three-mile contest prior to going on to success at Prestbury Park while there has also been a Grand National winner and a whole host of other top-class performers among the 18 successful horses to date.

Little Owl in 1981 was the first winner of the Peter Marsh Chase and went on to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup that season for trainer Peter Easterby and amateur rider Jim Wilson.
A year later the race went to Bregawn, who went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1983, when he headed Michael Dickinson's remarkable first five horses home in chasing's Blue Riband. In fifth place in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup was Ashley House, victorious in the Peter Marsh Chase earlier the same year.
Unfortunately frost intervened in both 1984 and 1985 and it was not until 1986 that the Peter Marsh Chase was run again, when it fell to the David Elsworth-trained Combs Ditch. Combs Ditch was a high class if somewhat enigmatic performer, who was twice beaten in a photo finish for Kempton's King George VI Chase.
Arthur Stephenson landed the 1987 renewal with The Thinker, who progressed through the ranks from handicap company to success in the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup. In 1989, The Thinker ran a fine race to finish third under 11st 10lb in the Grand National.

The next renewal was in 1989 when the Toby Balding-trained Bishops Yarn came home 30 lengths clear of Cavvies Clown to add to his previous success in the 1987 Glen International Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Bishops Yarn turned out again for the 1990 Peter Marsh Chase but was unable to cope with John Upson's high-class young chaser Nick The Brief, who scored by half a length. Nick The Brief followed up in Ireland's top chase, the Vincent O'Brien Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, where he lowered the colours of the mighty Carvill's Hill and went on to win the Irish event (now the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup) again in 1991.

Twin Oaks was a star turn around Haydock Park, winning eights times in total at the course. His victory in the 1992 Peter Marsh Chase was one of his most emphatic as he stayed on resolutely to defeat Gold Options by five lengths.

Yet another future Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was to land the 1993 renewal, when Peter Beaumont's Jodami came home two lengths clear of Run For Free. He followed up on his Peter Marsh Chas
*e victory in the 1993 Cheltenham Gold Cup and finished second in that contest in 1994. He was also successful in three Hennessy Cognac Gold Cups at Leopardstown.
Jodami won the Peter Marsh Chase for the second time four years later in 1997 at the age of 12, when in a thrilling finish he prevailed by a neck from Unguided Missile with Avro Anson half a length back in third.

Following Nick The Brief's success in 1990, John Upson recorded a second Peter Marsh Chase victory with Zeta's Lad in 1994 while in 1995 Earth Summit made light of the heavy ground to win from 11lb out of the handicap. Three years later Earth Summit recorded another success on his favoured heavy ground - this time in the Martell Grand National at Aintree.

Scotton Banks gave trainer Peter Easterby one of the last major successes of his long and distinguished career when landing the 1996 race, defeating Jenny Pitman's duo of Smith's Band and the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Garrison Savannah. Scotton Banks landed the Martell Cup Chase at Aintree the same season.

Two real Haydock Park specialists dominated the next three renewals. General Wolfe, a four-time winner at the course, won his first Peter Marsh Chase when trained by the late Captain Tim Forster in 1998 and followed up a year later for Venetia Williams. In fact, General Wolfe's two victories followed on from one another - his 1998 win was his last start of the season while his 1999 triumph came on his seasonal reappearance.
In 2000 another Haydock Park hero, The Last Fling, put up one of his trademark gritty displays to deny Bobby Grant by three quarters of a length. The Last Fling won four times in total at Haydock Park, with his richest success coming in the 2000 De Vere Gold Cup.

Richard Guest put up a typically inspired ride to guide Red Striker to victory in 2002, surviving a bad blunder at the eighth fence. Guest had won the Peter Marsh Chase 13 years earlier aboard Bishops Yarn.

The value of the Peter Marsh Chase as a trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup was proved once again in 2003 when the Ferdy Murphy-trained Trucker's Tavern was successful at Haydock Park prior to finishing second to the mighty Best Mate in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.


PETER MARSH CHASE ROLL OF HONOUR

YEAR HORSE AGE/WT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP
2003 TRUCKERS TAVERN 8-10-09 Mrs M B Scholey Ferdy Murphy Davy Russell 9/2
2002 RED STRIKER 8-11-01 Norman Mason Norman Mason Richard Guest 8/1
2001 Meeting abandoned due to frost
2000 THE LAST FLING 10-10-12 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith Seamus Durack 11/2
1999 GENERAL WOLFE 10-10-12 The Winning Line Venetia Williams Norman Williamson 4/1
1998 GENERAL WOLFE 9-10-10 Winning Line Racing Ltd Tim Forster Norman Williamson 11/2
1997 JODAMI 12-11-10 John Yeadon Peter Beaumont Norman Williamson 9/2
1996 SCOTTON BANKS 7-11-06 Ian Bray Peter Easterby Russ Garritty 15/8F
1995 EARTH SUMMIT 7-10-04 The Summit Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies Tom Jenks 7/1
1994 ZETA'S LAD 11-10-10 Andrew Cohen John Upson Robbie Supple 5/1
1993 JODAMI 8-11-02 John Yeadon Peter Beaumont Mark Dwyer 5/4F
1992 TWIN OAKS 12-11-10 J N G Moreton Gordon Richards Neale Doughty 5/4F
1991 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1990 NICK THE BRIEF 8-10-09 John Upson John Upson Martin Lynch 15/8F
1989 BISHOPS YARN 10-10-12 British Thoroughbred R & B Toby Balding Richard Guest 13/2
1988 Meeting abandoned due to snow
1987 THE THINKER 9-11-10 T P M McDonagh Ltd Arthur Stephenson Ridley Lamb 9/2
1986 COMBS DITCH 10-11-08 Jim Tory David Elsworth Colin Brown 3/1
1985 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1984 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1983 ASHLEY HOUSE 9-10-07 J McLoughlin Michael Dickinson Robert Earnshaw 11/8F
1982 BREGAWN 8-10-07 James Kennelly Michael Dickinson Robert Earnshaw 11/2
1981 LITTLE OWL 7-11-03 Robin Wilson Peter Easterby Mr Jim Wilson 4/6F

THE PREMIER STAYERS' HURDLE
Two trainers dominate the recent roll of honour for the Premier Stayers' Hurdle, a £40,000 Grade 2 event that frequently attracts some of the best long-distance performers over hurdles.

Champion trainer Martin Pipe and Gloucestershire-based Nigel Twiston-Davies can each boast three wins apiece in the two miles, seven and a half furlongs, event.

Pipe's first success came in 1989 when Paul Green's well-known colours were carried to victory by Peter Scudamore aboard Out Of The Gloom while in 1993 the same trainer/jockey combination teamed up to land the Haydock contest with Pragada.

In 1999, the punters who backed Pipe's Deano's Beeno into 4/11 favouritism were rewarded with a 22-length victory.

In 1990, the mare Mrs Muck, bred, trained and owned by Nigel Twiston-Davies, gave the then permit-holder his first big success when landing the Premier Stayers' Hurdle at Haydock. Twiston-Davies has gone on to win the race on two more occasions with Ocean Hawk, who was successful in 1997 and 1998.

The sole Irish-trained success came in 1992 via the 1990 Bonusprint Stayer's Hurdle victor Trapper John, trained in Co Tipperary by Mouse Morris.

Other significant winners in recent years include in 2000 the Henry Daly-trained Behrajan, who has gone on to be a top-class performer over fences, a comment that also applies to Jair Du Cochet, the French-trained victor in 2002, who was one of last season's leading novice chasers and lowered Best Mate's colours in this season's Peterborough Chase.

The 2003 Haydock winner Lord Transcend could be an equally exciting chasing prospect and his efforts encouraged owners Graham and Andrea Wylie to increase their racehorse ownership on a massive scale this year, spending more than £4 million on horses.


PREMIER STAYERS' HURDLE ROLL OF HONOUR

YEAR HORSE AGE/WT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP
2003 LORD TRANSCEND 6-11-00 Transcend (Hair and Beauty) Ltd Howard Johnson Tony Dobbin 8/1
2002 JAIR DU COCHET 5-11-04 Mme F Montauban Guillaume Macaire FR Jacques Ricou 11/4
2001 Meeting abandoned due to frost
2000 BEHRAJAN 5-11-07 The Behrajan Partnership Henry Daly Andrew Thornton 4/1
1999 DEANO'S BEENO 7-11-03 Axom Martin Pipe Jamie Osborne 4/11Fav
1998 OCEAN HAWK 6-11-10 Matt Archer & Jean Broadhurst Nigel Twiston-Davies Carl Llewellyn 9/2
1997 OCEAN HAWK 5-11-10 Matt Archer & Jean Broadhurst Nigel Twiston-Davies Carl Llewellyn Evs Fav
1996 BETTER TIMES AHEAD 10-11-03 E Briggs Gordon Richards Tony Dobbin 4/1
1995 MUDAHIM 9-11-03 K W Bell Chris Broad Norman Williamson 6/1
1994 SIMPSON 9-11-03 M S Jarvis Jim Old Tom Grantham 14/1
1993 PRAGADA 10-11-10 Margaret McGlone Martin Pipe Peter Scudamore 13/2
1992 TRAPPER JOHN 8-11-10 Jill Fanning Mouse Morris IRE Charlie Swan 13/8 Fav
1991 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1990 MRS MUCK 9-11-02 Nigel Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies Graham Bradley 13/8 Fav
1989 OUT OF THE GLOOM 8-11-07 Paul Green Martin Pipe Peter Scudamore 3/1
1988 Meeting abandoned due to snow
1987 AONOCH 8-12-00 Henry Oliver Sally Oliver Jimmy Duggan 2/1 Jt Fav
1986 SHEER GOLD 6-11-06 Lady Harris Toby Balding Graham Bradley 7/2
1985 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1984 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1983 HERES WHY 6-11-13 P Hopkins Josh Gifford Jonjo O'Neill 5/1
1982 SHELL BURST 7-11-05 Sheikh Ali Abu Khamsin Les Kennard Hywel Davies 4/1
1981 RICHDEE 5-11-05 Miss D Dalzell Neville Crump Colin Hawkins 11/2

RED SQUARE VODKA CHAMPION HURDLE HISTORY

The Red Square Vodka Champion Hurdle Trial, run over two miles, has grown into an important trial for hurdling's greatest prize, the Smurfit Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, as well as becoming a high-class race in its own right.

First run in 1981, the inaugural winner was the Peter Easterby-trained Starfen, who subsequently went on to finish fourth behind his stable companion, the great Sea Pigeon, in the Champion Hurdle. Easterby's son Tim, now a highly-successful trainer, was in the saddle. Peter Easterby again won the race in 1987 with Nohalmdun.

Gaye Chance, the 1982 victor, went on to land to win the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham two years later while in 1983 the winner Ekbalco was scoring at Haydock after landing Cheltenham's Bula Hurdle and the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park.

Humberside Lady became the first mare to win the contest when she was triumphant for Newmarket-based Geoff Huffer in 1986 while Vicario Di Bray defeated the previous season's Champion Hurdle winner Celtic Shot in 1989.

Bank View caused a 33/1 upset in 1990 for Nigel Tinkler while in 1992 the race produced its first subsequent Champion Hurdle winner in Granville Again. Martin Pipe's gelding fell two out when going well in the Champion Hurdle that season but made amends when defeating Royal Derbi by a length at Cheltenham in 1993.
Gordon Richards' tough campaigner Jinxy Jack triumphed in 1993 while 12 months later the contest was won by a mare for a second time in the shape of Flakey Dove, who is so far the only horse to have won at Haydock and at Cheltenham in the Champion Hurdle in the same season.

The talented grey Relkeel was the facile victor in 1995 with the 1996 running going to the game 1994 Triumph Hurdle heroine Mysilv, who subsequently ran twice at the Cheltenham Festival that season, finishing sixth in the Champion Hurdle and second in the Stayers' Hurdle.

Mistinguett came home four lengths clear of Dato Star in 1997, although Malcolm Jefferson's runner-up, winner of the 1995 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, went on to land the Haydock contest in 1998 and 2000.
Versatile performer Master Beveled triumphed in 1999 while Martin Pipe won his second Red Square Vodka Champion Hurdle Trial with Rodock in 2002. Last season's renewal went to the Noel Chance-trained Flame Creek, who won easily by 13 lengths from October Mist.


RED SQUARE VODKA CHAMPION HURDLE TRIAL ROLL OF HONOUR
YEAR HORSE AGE/WT OWNER TRAINER JOCKEY SP
2003 FLAME CREEK 7-11-06 Martin Wesson Partners Noel Chance Seamus Durack 9/4
2002 RODOCK 8-11-02 Chris, Basil & Rosie Batterham Martin Pipe Tony McCoy 15/8
2001 Meeting abandoned due to frost
2000 DATO STAR 9-11-11 Kath Riley, M Guthrie, Joe Donald Malcolm Jefferson Lorcan Wyer 11/8F
1999 MASTER BEVELED 9-11-07 Mrs E J Williams David Evans Glenn Tormey 12/1
1998 DATO STAR 7-11-03 Kath Riley, M Guthrie, Joe Donald Malcolm Jefferson Lorcan Wyer 9/2
1997 MISTINGUETT 5-11-02 John Duggan Nigel Twiston-Davies Carl Llewellyn 8/1
1996 MYSILV 6-11-02 Elite Racing Club Charles Egerton Jamie Osborne 10/11F
1995 RELKEEL 6-11-10 Brigdier Roscoe Harvey David Nicholson Adrian Maguire 4/6F
1994 FLAKEY DOVE 8-11-05 John Price Richard Price Richard Dunwoody 9/2
1993 JINXY JACK 9-11-07 Mrs B M McKinney Gordon Richards Neale Doughty 9/4F
1992 GRANVILLE AGAIN 6-11-10 Eric Scarth Martin Pipe Peter Scudamore 1/2F
1991 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1990 BANK VIEW 5-11-08 Bank View Hire Ltd Nigel Tinkler Graham Bradley 33/1
1989 VICARIO DI BRAY 6-11-08 Peter Hopkins Jonjo O'Neill Mark Dwyer 11/1
1988 Meeting abandoned due to snow
1987 NOHALMDUN 6-12-00 Ulceby Farms Ltd Peter Easterby Lorcan Wyer 2/5F
1986 HUMBERSIDE LADY 5-11-06 Humberside Enterprises Ltd Geoff Huffer Mark Dwyer 4/1
1985 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1984 Meeting abandoned due to frost
1983 EKBALCO 7-12-00 Tawfik Fakhouri Roger Fisher Jonjo O'Neill 8/13F
1982 GAYE CHANCE 7-12-00 Mary Curtis Mercy Rimell Sam Morshead 7/2
1981 STARFEN 5-11-12 F Ballard Peter Easterby Mr Tim Easterby 5/2




CHERRY PICKINGS LANDS THE KEENELAND




Cherry Pickings justified favouritism when getting up in the final strides to land the feature race at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday, the Keeneland Handicap over 1,500 metres. Trained by Mazin Al Kurdi and ridden by Ted Durcan, the seven-year-old was always well placed.

In the straight the Musabah Al Muhairi-trained Misraar was in the lead with the Jerry Barton-trained Saudi Arabian challenger Fardaan closing the gap. As the line approached Durcan got to work on Cherry Pickings who won by three quarters of a length from the Jose Beitia-partnered Fardaan in third.

Agrab Al Nas battled hard down the straight to land the opening race the Woodford Purebred Arabian Handicap over 2,000 metres. The field were taken along by the Doug Watson-trained Keep Goin, under Richard Mullen but turning for home it was race favourite Al Awal, under Willie Supple, who stormed to the lead.

The battle then began between the James Frazier Jr-trained Arab Al Nas under Paul Hanagan and Al Awal. As the line approached it was anyone's race but Agrab Al Nas just got up to win by a short head. Millennium Storm, the mount of Durcan briefly challenged in the straight but could
not keep the pressure on and had to settle for third.

Watson's Crafty Trust gave UK champion jockey Kieren Fallon his second win when comfortable landing the Lexington Thoroughbred Maiden over 2,000 metres. Craig Arnold led aboard Bob White, but Crafty Trust came through into the straight to win by easy two and a quarter lengths. Le Goutillon came through for second with the Michael Kettle-trained Nissr
Al Jazira in third.

Tony Whelan, aboard Mythical Jinks, got up by a short head to take the third race, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Handicap over 1,300 metres from Delude, under apprentice William Lee.

My Pleasure led the field until Mythical Jinks came through on the rail 150 metres out and stayed on well when challenged by Delude and Flower State to win by a short head.


Dubai Vision, under Mullen, gave Watson his second win of the evening when winning the Fayette Handicap over 2,000 metres. The six-year-old, a course and distance winner last time out, was always going well with the Paddy Rudkin-trained Litigado taking the field along under Hanagan.

Into the straight Dubai Vision began to make his move on the rails and came through to take the lead just over 200 metres out. Opportunist, under Willie Supple, came to challenge 150 metres out but could not get on terms with Dubai Vision winning by one and a quarter lengths.

Al Kurdi landed a double when Fight took the lead and ran on to win the final race of the evening, the Jessamine Handicap over 1,600 metres, under Hind. Ocean Star attempted to make all under Durcan but could not hold off the challenge of Fight.


NAD AL SHEBA
Thursday, January 1st, 2004
Weather: Fine. Dirt. Track: Fast.

Key: The figures beside the race conditions (ie 00-80) are for horses rated in that division and these figures are in pounds. The UAE Dirham (Dhs) is fixed at US$3.68. All races on dirt.


Race One. The Woodford. Purebred Arabian 2,000m. 4YOs & Up 4yo 57-82
5yo+ 45-70
Prizemoney: Dhs27,000. 1st: Dhs17,550. 2nd: Dhs5,400. 3rd: Dhs2,700. 4th: Dhs1,350
1. AGRAB AL NAS (FR) 56kgs
1998 ch h Way To Go – Madawa (Djelfor)
Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Breeder: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Trainer: J Frazier. Jockey: P Hanagan
2. AL AWAL (GB) 55kgs
1999 ch h Bengali d'Albret – Kahina El Kihm (Djelfor)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: W Supple
3. MILLENNIUM STORM (US) 58.5kgs
1998 gr h Ala Croixnoir – Mufka (Partner)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Helen R Burger
Trainer: M Al Kurdi . Jockey: T Durcan
Then came (in order): Al Kesbe (FR), Badji du Monteil (FR), Rai des Cades (FR), Al Sayoud (FR), Sarrab (FR), Vising (US), Jol de Cardonne (FR), I Feel Good (US), Keep Goin (US), Kent du Cassou (FR), Simbad (RU).14 ran. NR: Jolie du Cassou (FR). Margins: shd, 5 Ύ, 5 Ό. Time:
2m 18.91s

Race Two. The Lexington. Thoroughbreds 2,000m. NH 4yo+ SH 3YOs+ Maiden
Prizemoney: Dhs30,000. 1st: Dhs19,500. 2nd: Dhs6,000. 3rd: Dhs3,000. 4th: Dhs1,500
1. CRAFTY TRUST (USA) 54.5kgs
2000 dk b or br g Crafty Prospector – Blind Trust (Bold Ruckus)
Owner: Sunland Farm
Breeder: North Wales LLC
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: K Fallon
2. LE GOUTILLON (USA) 54.5kgs
2000 b g Machiavellian – Stage Manner (In The Wings)
Owner: Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Darley Stud Management LLC
Trainer: S Seemar. Jockey: R Moore
3. NISSR AL JAZIRA (IRE) 54.5kgs
2000 b c Alzao – Silver Echo (Caerleon)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla
Breeder: Dr T V Ryan
Trainer: M Kettle. Jockey: R Burke
Then came (in order): Old Dorset (USA), Desert Glow (IRE), Attlee (USA),
Indicant (JPN), Khabir (USA), Bob White (USA), Vanishing Act (USA), Kayd
(FR), Pride Of Dubai (USA), Bluenash (USA), Bezique (USA), Al Sakkab
(USA), Sphinxy (USA). 16 ran. NR: Warpedsenseofhumour (USA), Silver
Medal (USA). Margins: 2 Ό, 4 Ό, 2 ½. Time: 2m 06.76s

Race Three. The Kentucky. Thoroughbreds 1,300m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 55-85
Prizemoney: Dhs42000. 1st: Dhs27,300. 2nd: Dhs8,400. 3rd: Dhs4,200. 4th: Dhs2,100
1. MYTHICAL JINKS (USA) 53kgs
1998 dk b or br g Miswaki – Avarice (Manila)
Owner: Saeed Suhail
Breeder: Barry Weisbord & S D Brille
Trainer: A Selvaratnam. Jockey: A Whelan
2. DELUDE (IRE) 53.5kgs
1998 ch g Be My Guest – Deceive (Machiavellian)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: W Lee (3kg)
3. FLOWER STATE (GB) 53kgs
1996 b g Sabrehill – Flower Arrangement (Lomond)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktooum
Breeder: Mrs R D Peacock
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: H Ramluggan
Then came (in order): Next Knight (USA), Rezif (GB), Outpoker (USA), Moonis (GB), Mr Padilla (ARG), Luzern (GB), Sylvanite (USA), Littleton Tzar (IRE), Wathbat Mujtahid (GB), My Pleasure (GB), Future Minister (USA), Mr Magistrate (AUS)-Did not Finish. 15 ran. NR: Crystal Magician (GB) Margins: shd. 1 Ύ, nk. Time: 1m 18.50 (Hand-Timed).

Race Four. The Fayette. Thoroughbreds 2,000m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 75-100
Prizemoney: Dhs60,000. 1st: Dhs39,000. 2nd: Dhs12,000. 3rd: Dhs6,000. 4th: Dhs3,000
1. DUBAI VISION (FR) 51kgs
1998 b h Machiavellian – Colorado Dancer (Shareef Dancer)
Owner: Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Darley Stud Management
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: R Mullen
2. EMTEYAZ (GB) 60kgs
1998 b h Mark of Esteem – Najmat Alshemaal (Dancing Brave)
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: A Smith. Jockey: K Fallon
3. OPPORTUNIST (IRE) 59.6kgs
1999 b h Machiavellian – Fatefully (Private Account)
Owner: Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum
Breeder: Gainsborough Stud Management Ltd
Trainer: D Watson. Jockey: W Supple
Then came (in order): Impaciente GG (URU), West Order (USA), Litigado
(ARG), Black Ledger (NZ), Baccarat (BRZ), Down Memory Lane (GB). 9 ran.

Margins: 1 Ό, shd, ½. Time: 2m 06.18s

Race Five. The Keeneland. Thoroughbreds 1,500m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ 80-105
Prizemoney: Dhs70,000. 1st: Dhs45,500. 2nd: Dhs14,000. 3rd: Dhs7,000. 4th: Dhs3,500
1. CHERRY PICKINGS (USA) 56.5kgs
1997 b g Miner's Mark – Cherry d'Or (Cassaleria)
Owner: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Breeder: Bradyleigh Farms
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: T Durcan
2. FARDAAN (KSA) 61kgs
1998 b h Mirror Black – Flying Mogambo (Mogambo)
Owner: Prince Sultan Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer
Breeder: Prince Sultan Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer
Trainer: J Barton (KSA). Jockey: J Beitia
3. MISRAAR (IRE) 55 kgs
1997 ch g Lure – Dwell (Habitat)
Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Breeder: Mrs A Grim & David Jamison Bloodstock
Trainer: M Al Muhairi. Jockey: M Hussey
Then came (in order): Meshty (IRE), Muthaaber (GB), Lapwing (IRE),
Historic Treble (GB). 7 ran. Margins: Ύ, nk, 4 Ό. Time: 1m 32.19s

Race Six. The Jessamine. Thoroughbreds 1,600m. NH 4yo+ & SH 3yo+ Terms Handicap 40-80
Prizemoney: Dhs42000. 1st: Dhs27,300. 2nd: Dhs8,400. 3rd: Dhs4,200. 4th: Dhs2,100
1. FIGHT (USA) 55kgs
1999 b g Darshaan – Legal Opinion (Polish Precedent)
Owner: Mohammed Rashid bin Ghadayer
Breeder: Darley Stud Management LLC
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: G Hind
2. OCEAN STAR (GB) 55kgs
1999 ch g Lycius – Limerick Belle (Roi Danzig)
Owner: Mohammed Rashid bin Ghadayer
Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer: M Al Kurdi. Jockey: T Durcan
3. PFENNIG (GB) 51kgs
1999 b g Petong – Petriece (Mummy's Pet)
Owner: Mubarak Khalifa bin Shafya
Breeder: R G Percival
Trainer: R Simpson. Jockey: J Panas
Then came (in order): Attentive (IRE), Sleeping Weapon (USA), Rich Pickins (USA), Mostabshir (IRE), Mr Spa (ARG), Samid (ARG), Nantucket (IRE), Myploaceoryours (USA), Thaqib (IRE), Latimer (BRZ). 13 ran. Margins: ½, 1 Ό, ½. Time: 1m 39.13s


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