x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Star Crowned keen to shine in long distance

Star Crowned will be looking to build on his recent win as he heads eight entries in today's featured conditions race at the Jebel Ali's second meeting.

Tadhg O'Shea rode Star Crowned to victory last night and will be confident of another.
Tadhg O'Shea rode Star Crowned to victory last night and will be confident of another.

ABU DHABI // Star Crowned will be looking to build on his recent win as he heads eight entries in today's featured conditions race at the Jebel Ali's second meeting. The five-year-old son of Kingmambo returns to the track where he won the featured sprint a fortnight ago to tackle a longer 1,600-metre distance under the same jockey Tadhg O'Shea.

The trainer Rashed al Bouresly, having seen him lead a 1-2 finish for the stable over the minimum trip, is bullish about his chances. "It is the first time he is running over this distance since moving to my stables," he said. "He has run this distance before and has shown a liking to run longer when in training. So we'll hope he stays the distance." Star Crowned rounded off a remarkable season with a creditable fifth in the Krisflyer International in Singapore. He ran a blinder to finish third in the Golden Shaheen on the Dubai World Cup night, and also holds the course record over the minimum trip at Nad Al Sheba.

Dhruba Selvaratnam, who is well represented on his home track, leads the challenge with Mandobi and Yasoodd, along with the champion trainer Doug Watson's Royal Prince, who returns in nearly two years, and Satish Seemar's veteran campaigner Anani. Salvaratnam, who saddled a treble in the Jebel Ali's first meeting, said: "Mandobi ran a pretty good race over the sprint distance and the mile will suit him better. Yasoodd doesn't like the dirt but we want to give him a run with the two races in Abu Dhabi in mind."

Chun Tosaigh steps up from a maiden. Mannjal is coming after a hard race and Alo Pura's has to carry top weight for her first run. The Jebel Ali trainer can set the ball rolling with Chun Tosaigh in the first of the six races for the thoroughbreds. The three-year-old colt will have most to fear from Mike de Kock's Zajel, who looks an interesting entry on his debut in the country. Ommraan finished a decent third after improving from a slow start behind Tri Another Cat in only his second career start since Sep 2006.

apassela@thenational.ae JEBEL ALI CARD 2.00pm SHEIKH HAMDAN AL MAKTOUM BREEDER'S ASSOCIATION CUP 1,200m (PA) Maiden Dh 40,000 1. 30-4 ABYAN II (6y b h) 56 M.Akram ? R.Hills 8 2. 0- AL SHA'YET W'RSAN (5y ch h) 56 Jaci Wickham ? R.Mullen 2 3. -0 ILLA ANA (4y ch c) 56 R.Simpson ? Sphie Doyle (3kgs) 13 4. -0 MAAZOOF (5y ch h) 56 M.Akram ? Lisa Jones 14 5. -0 RENEGADE (4y gr c) 56 J.Bittar ? C.Taylor 1

6. - ROMEO (4y b c) 56 J.Bittar ? J.Rosales 3 7. -0 RS INAAM (4y b c) 56 J.Bittar ? D.Badel 6 8. - SHABASH (4y gr c) 56 A.Manuel ? R.Ffrench 12 9. 0-20 TIMOOR (5y ch h) 56 E.Lemartinel ? T.O'Shea 16 10. - WAID (4y ch c) 56 D.Watson ? F.Jara 10 11. -0 BINT AMER (4y gr f) 54 S.Deeb ? M.Henry 11 12. 50- DESERT ASALAH (4y b f) 54 E.Charpy ? S.Gorey (1.5) 9 13. - JADHEBEH W'RSAN (4y ch f) 54 Jaci Wickham ? W.Buick 15

14. - LITANI (4y gr f) 54 A.Manuel ? A.Nicholls 5 15. - MAWZOONA (4y b f) 54 R.Simpson ? J.McGinn 7 16. -0 WAFIDAH (4y gr f) 54 R.Simpson ? D.O'Donohoe 4 17. - 334 HILAL AL EID (4y b c) 56 S.Deeb ? RESERVE 18. 3-45 CASHMERE (5y ch m) 54 M.Ramadan ? RESERVE 19. 50-0 SIFAN (4y ch c) 56 M.Kettle ? RESERVE 20. 4-06 GRP BAGHDAD (4y b c) 56 B.Al Ketbi ? RESERVE 2.45PM ARABIAN SCANDINAVIAN INSURANCE 1,000m (TB) Handicap (rated 50-65) Dh 55,000

1. 00-0 TOOLITTLEYOURLATE (3y db/br c) 62 S.Seemar ? W.Smith 2 2. 23-3 SECRET PLACE (7y ch g) 61.5 A.Selvaratnam ? F.Jara 8 3. 00-0 BUSCAPE (6y db/br m) 59.5 S.Seemar ? R.Mullen 5 4. 5-21 CHUN TOSAIGH (3y ch g) 59.5 D.Selvaratnam ? W.Buick 7 5. 000- GOLD TOUCH (6y b h) 59.5 D.Selvaratnam ? G.Temperini 9 6. 650- ZAJEL (5y b h) 59.5 M.De Kock ? T.Durcan 4 7. 000- TULIPA DI JOB (6y b m) 58.5 A.Selvaratnam ? T.O'Shea 1

8. 055- SAND CAT (5y b g) 58 D.Watson ? D.O'Donohoe 6 9. 0-06 PRINCE OF DENMARK (7y b g) 55 A.Al Tamimi ? G.Birrer 3 3.15pm AL SAFAR INVESTMENTS 1,950M (TB) Handicap (50-75) Dh 60,000 1. 1-3 OMMRAAN (4y ch g) 57.5 D.Selvaratnam ? W.Buick 2 2. 10-6 LE SINGE NOIR (4y b g) 55 E.Charpy ? T.O'Shea 5 3. -520 OTRANTO (6y ch h) 54 A.Al Raihe ? R.Ffrench 6 4. 00-2 TABREED (6y br h) 53 D.Watson ? D.O'Donohoe 3

5. 5-50 BALLYCHACE (7y ch g) 52 S.Seemar ? R.Mullen 1 6. 0-03 JACKSON (6y ch g) 52 D.Watson ? F.Jara 4 3.45pm SHADWELL FARMS 1,600m (TB) Conditions Dh 120,000 1. 35-1 STAR CROWNED (5y b h) 58.5 R.Bouresly ? T.O'Shea 2 2. 610- ANANI (8y ch g) 58 S.Seemar ? R.Mullen 6 3. 10-3 MANDOBI (7y ch h) 56.5 D.Selvaratnam ? W.Buick 3 4. 20-0 MONTPELLIER (5y b/br g) 56.5 A.Al Raihe ? R.Ffrench 5 5. 500- ADVICE (7y b g) 55 S.Seemar ? D.O'Donohoe 1

6. 6-44 FLEETING SHADOW (4y b c) 55 A.Al Raihe ? A.Ajtebi (1.5) 4 7. 201- ROYAL PRINCE (7y gr h) 55 D.Watson ? F.Jara 7 8. 330- YASOODD (5y br g) 55 D.Selvaratnam ? T.Durcan 8 4.15pm AL SAFAR GROUP 1,400M (tb) Maiden Dh 60,000 1. 2-54 CHANGE ALLEY (3y b c) 55 A.Al Raihe ? R.Ffrench 5 2. 000- GLOBAL LEADER (6y b g) 55 M.Kettle ? Salima al Taleei (4.5) 2 3. 23-0 SURPRISE PACKAGE (3y ch g) 55 R.Simpson ? R.Mullen 3

4. 0-6 WAR SWORD (5y ch g) 55 A.Al Tamimi ? C.Avery 4 5. 440- UNTOUCHABLE BIRD (3y ch f) 53 R.Simpson ? D.O'Donohoe 1 4.45pm EMIRATES NBD 1,400m (TB) Handicap (70-95) Dh 85,000 1. 1-21 MANNJAL (6y ch g) 60 D.Selvaratnam ? W.Buick 11 2. 0-54 AQMAAR (4y b c) 58.5 E.Charpy ? D.Badel 1 3. 156- HEART BEAT (5y b g) 58.5 A.Al Raihe ? A.Ajtebi (1.5) 8 4. 00-6 ESTIHDAAF (7y db/br g) 58 A.Al Raihe ? R.Ffrench 5

5. 6-45 MUZDAHER (6y b h) 57 D.Watson ? R.Hills 9 6. 651- JANADEL (9y b h) 56 D.Watson ? D.O'Donohoe 6 7. 0-04 ALWAYS EMIRATES (5y b h) 54 M.Al Muhairi ? W.Smith 2 8. 05-3 CELTIC KING (5y b g) 54 M.Al Muhairi ? D.Smith 3 9. 4-42 NOISY SILENCE (4y b c) 54 A.Manuel ? A.Nicholls 7 10. 212- CONFEDERATION (6y db/br g) 53.5 S.Seemar ? R.Mullen 10 11. 00-0 GALFAR (7y ch h) 53.5 E.Charpy ? T.O'Shea 4 5.15pm AL YAQOUB GROUP

1,200m (TB) Handicap (60-85) Dh 65,000 1. 221- ALO PURA (4y b f) 62 D.Selvaratnam ? W.Buick 6 2. 00-0 NORTHERN SPLENDOUR (6y ch g) 61.5 A.Al Raihe ? R.Ffrench 2 3. 506- BELPASSO (5y ch g) 59 M.Al Muhairi ? W.Smith 9 4. 010- PEDRO PICAPIEDRAS (4y ch g) 57 O.Mohammed ? F.Jara 4 5. 50-5 SEEKING AN ALIBI (6y ch g) 56 A.Bin Huzaim ? A.Ajtebi (1.5) 1 6. -440 DONIA DUBAI (5y b m) 54.5 R.Bouresly ? K.John 5

7. 10-0 CAVALARRA (6y b g) 53.5 A.Bin Huzaim ? T.Durcan 7 8. 6-02 BLUE GLORY (5y b g) 52 E.Charpy ? T.O'Shea 8 9. 032- KEPT FAITH (5y ch g) 52 A.Bin Huzaim ? J.Rosales 3 Selections: 2.00pm: Abyan II - RS Inaam 2.45pm: Chun Tosaigh - Zajel 3.15pm: Ommraan - Tabreed 3.45pm: Star Crowned - Mandobi 4.15pm: Change Alley - Surprise Package 4.45pm: Mannjal - Noisy Silence 5.15pm: Alo Pura - Seeking An Alibi