Dubai: Jebel Ali Racecourse hosts its closing assembly of the 12 months which is sponsored by Emirates Airline finish to finish. The spotlight of the six-race card is the Emirates Airways Stakes, a six-furlong dash which has attracted a handsome discipline of 9 runners led by current course winner Raahy who steps up in journey to tackle some elegant speedsters.
Simply three weeks in the past, Raahy blazed to victory over the shortest journey when he had the beating of Jebel Ali-based Raakezz, who will probably be trying to reverse the shape with the assistance of jockey Tom Marqand, who returns to Jebel Ali following a smashing 2020 season within the UK.
Raahy will as soon as once more by partnered by Dutchman Adrie de Vries who informed the ERA: “He gained properly final time and stayed on strongly, so the additional 200m shouldn’t be a difficulty. Clearly the penalty makes life tougher, however he ought to run one other huge race.”
Raakezz confirmed a variety of early pace in that race three weeks in the past and with secure jockey Ryan Curatolo suspended, coach Nicholas Bachalard has roped in Marquand, who has loved a lot success for Jebel Ali Racecourse patron Main Basic Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Chief of Dubai Police and Public Safety.
Marquand rode two winners in a brief stint for Jebel Ali Stables three seasons in the past and has gained three Group Ones on Sheikh Ahmed’s Addeybb this 12 months, two in Australia in addition to the Champion Stakes in Britain.
A Road Boss colt, Raakezz made a successful debut on the finish of November final 12 months over 1000m at Jebel Ali and shared a dead-heat over 1,400m, on the identical course, on his closing begin of the marketing campaign albeit being subsequently disqualified after testing constructive for a prohibited substance.
Bachalard stated: “Raakezz ran very properly over 1000m three weeks in the past and can hopefully admire the additional 200m this week in an honest little race. He has improved for that outing and will give an excellent account. The administration had been eager to get Tom right here as he’s an thrilling younger jockey who has had loads of success for Sheikh Ahmed so we’re delighted he’s right here.”
Musabbeh Al Mheiri saddles three runners with secure jockey, Antonio Fresu aboard debutant Ocean Monarch. Szczepan Mazur from Poland rides Le Issue with Frenchman Clement Lecoeuvre on Sama Alwatan. Al Mheiri stated: “Ocean Monarch is a brand new horse for us and one we actually like as a result of his work has been excellent. Hopefully he can carry that over to the racecourse and we have to see if he handles Jebel Ali. The opposite pair are additionally coaching properly and have the benefit of race health. Each have improved for his or her current runs.”
Eshaasy makes his native and filth bow for coach Ali Rashid Al Rayhi and can have the companies of Dane O’Neill for his predominant employer, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance.
(With inputs from the ERA)
Race 1:1. Tahdeed; 2. Uncle Hamed
Race 2. Iftitah; 2. Fawaareq
Race 3: 1. Dahawi; 2. Mutaraffa
Race 4: 1. Raakezz; 2. Eshaasy
Race 5: 1. Darkish Of Evening; 2. Poet’s Thoughts
Race 6: 1. Montakhab; 2. Morlock
Day’s Finest: Dahawi