The opening night time of the brand new Dubai Racing Carnival was one to recollect for the Contact Gold Racing syndicate, who added to their trophy cupboard within the two most dear races.
Mike Kaye’s possession group has renewed its funding in Dubai racing and certainly one of their new signings, Western Symphony (pictured), rapidly repaid a few of its charges when finishing the night’s programme, the Emirates Airline Handicap, over 1600 metres.
Ridden by Tadhg O’Shea for Bhupat Seemar, the five-year-old easily achieved a fourth profession success. He took the highest of the straight and beat the hanging Seyouf by one and a half lengths.
“He is a really robust traveler, which is what you need due to the dust,” O’Shea mentioned. “He places loads into his races, so we are able to unfold them out a bit extra this season.”
35 minutes later the identical connections graced the winner’s fence once more as Main Spirit sprinted to his fifth profession success. Dealing with Group 3 winners Al Tariq and Gladiator King, this was a aggressive renewal of the 1200m Emirates Airline Handicap, however Main Spirit gained with a bit in hand, taking the lead from pacesetter Quick-Uno from the flip and held on with a dwindling lead. neck of Magic Petition.
“There have been just a few on my exterior that I did not wish to observe, so I in all probability went to the entrance a bit sooner than ultimate,” mentioned 11-time champion Jockey O’Shea. “These are fortunate colours tonight anyway!”
Milestone for Al Meiri
The primary two-year-old race of Meydan’s season, the Emirates Holidays Maiden, over 1200 metres, produced an thrilling winner in El Nasseeb, which gave coach Musabbeh Al Mheiri his five hundredth UAE winner.
“I am very comfortable to have this tune tonight,” mentioned Al Mheiri, “as a result of tomorrow is my birthday!
“I wish to thank my group, as a result of we work as if we’re one.”
The milestone could not have been rather more spectacular than El Nasseeb, a €6,173 Goffs Dubai Breeze-up buy, who managed seven and 1 / 4 lengths on debut. Gasssid, well-judged prematurely for in-form coach Michael Costa, got here second.
“For those who had requested me earlier than, I might have mentioned it was a query mark,” mentioned jockey Bernardo Pinheiro. “He stands very prepared on the gate, however does not present up a lot within the morning.
“I felt good in the course of the race, however I did not count on that [finishing effort]. He shocked me!”
Al Mheiri made the 501 in race 5, as Qareeb scored for the coach on his debut. The five-year-old, beforehand dealt with by Doug Watson, caught his nostril at Vasilakos simply earlier than the road and comfortably gained a shadow beneath jockey Al Moatasem Al Balushi.
Connor Beasley’s good begin to the season continued because the British jockey made it seven wins as Al Jaddaf claimed his maiden victory within the Emirates SkyCargo Handicap, over 1600 metres. Ahmad Bin Hamash’s four-year-old was second to Excellent Stability in Sharjah two weeks in the past, however turned that type round right here and maintained one and a half successes at Aldhaja, with Excellent Stability in third place.
“Issues are going properly and it is nice to be again with Ahmad Bin Harmash,” mentioned Beasley, who’s driving within the UAE for the primary time since 2021. “This horse ran properly in Sharjah and I obtained to know him a bit higher. I truly got here ahead a bit too early at present, however he saved going properly.
Australian jockey Jimmy Orman is on a two-week working vacation in Dubai and rode his sixth winner as Meshri made a profitable debut within the three-year-old Arabian Adventures Maiden over 1600 metres.
“It was a very good win at present over a check mile and Michael [Costa, trainer] had him heading in the right direction,” he mentioned. “He traveled very properly and gave me a successful feeling. It is solely a brief interval right here, however hopefully I will be again at some point.”
Costa’s new steady jockey is Irish Group 1 winner Ben Coen and he collected his first winner from the UAE when Sadeedd took the closing 1400m Emirates.com Handicap, giving the coach a double. Positioned on his final three runs, Sadeedd earned a shot of luck and was courageous in mounting a three-horse problem, with Triple Enterprise, Shake Hand and Struggle Zone all threatening inside the remaining 100 metres. Ultimately it was Sadeedd who had the higher hand by a neck.
“It is good to get one on the board on the primary day right here,” says Coen. “Michael thought he had gotten stronger and all of the questions I requested, he [Sadeedd] she replied.”
The opening Emirates SkyCargo Handicap, for purebred Arabians over 1400 metres, went to AF Yatwy, who took his profession stats to 3 from 4 for coach Saif Almarar. Beneath Oscar Chavez he held AF Layth one and a half lengths behind.
The subsequent assembly at Meydan Racecourse takes place on Friday, November 24, when the official occasion is the AED500,000 Listed Dubai Creek Mile.
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