22/11/2018. Dubai Racing Club News: COSMO CHARLIE THE STAR OF THE SHOW THURSDAY AT MEYDAN – Montsarrat Ready to Flaunt Speed; Ejaaby Gets His Meydan Dirt Debut; Japan’s DWC Runners in Global G1s; Quick Hits: Pavel, Yulong Warrior // KOREAN : Busan Race-By-Race Preview November 23 // Kingman Filly Tops Strong Final Day At Goffs November Foal Sale // Brant-Owned Dubawi Firster Becomes a ‘Rising Star’



DUBAI (November 22, 2018)—Racing at Meydan on Thursday was highlighted by a 1600m rated conditions event, the GulfNews.com, where Ramzan Kadyrov’s Cosmo Charlie ran out an emphatic winner under Pat Dobbs, just as he had done in the equivalent race 12 months ago. Trained by Doug Watson, the 4-year-old gelded son of Stay Thirsty overcame a poor start to rush up from his low draw and lead from the rail from the 1200m onward. Though Connor Beasley and mount Radaini drew level at the top of the straight, the end was barely in doubt, as Dobbs soon settled the matter with a flick of the reins. Beasley’s mount weakening in the final 100m, losing second to Watson-trained Etijaah.


Victorious in the middle leg of the UAE Triple Crown, the 1900m Al Bastakiya (Listed), in 2017, Cosmo Charlie’s best 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival effort was when chasing home subsequent Godolphin Mile (G2) winner Heavy Metal in the Firebreak Stakes (Gr3) over the same 1600m. Well beaten on his seasonal debut, after suffering a rough trip over 1400m at Jebel Ali four weeks ago, he had clearly benefitted from that outing and proved too classy for his rivals. He will now head to the Listed Dubai Creek Mile over the same trip, while Etijaah will stretch back out to his customary 2000m trip in the Listed The Entisar—both on Dec. 20.


“The one draw was a big help, though he had to use up a lot of gas after that slow start,” Watson said. “I was then a bit worried he might not get home but he had that race at Jebel Ali which seems to have put him spot on. He is a very nice horse on his day and hopefully he can build on this and be competitive back at the Carnival.”


The meeting began with the first Purebred Arabian contest at Meydan this season, the 1400m Bani Yas sponsored by Gulf New (PA G2) and, despite being drawn widest of all in 14, ES Ajeeb powerfully took command from the start and held a large lead that finally began to dwindle in the final 100m. Tough 5-year-old mare Mawahib, consistent as always, closed resolutely to finish second by the slimmest of margins, ultimately passing her rival one stride too late.


This Meydan victory was by far the biggest for trainer Ibrahim Aseel. A homebred by Sheikh Abdulla bin Majid Al Qassemi, ES Ajeeb is only a 4-year-old and an exciting prospect who now boasts a record of four wins from seven career tries.


“He is a horse we have always thought could win these races,” said a beaming Aseel. “This is a massive result for everybody involved and a very special occasion.”


Hitchcott added: “From that draw, we had to use a lot of petrol early on but that 1400m is probably as far as he wants. His optimum is probably 1200m, but there are not that many options for him at that trip. He is still a big baby and you would like to think (is still) improving. He is probably capable of better, but as I said, finding races over shorter trips on dirt for him is not easy.”


The Friday, a 1200m handicap, was turned into a procession by Lavaspin, who took the lead from barrier six (of eight) under Richard Mullen and was never headed. Always travelling well, the 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding scooted clear early in the straight to win emphatically and complete a course and distance double, having won a similar handicap two weeks ago for his owner Mohd Khaleel Ahmed.


Winning trainer, Satish Seemar, enthused: “This horse is much improved this season and is another big success from the Godolphin sales, which have been brilliant for attracting new owners. He was not that expensive and now we have realised he is a sprinter, we can campaign him accordingly. We tried him over 1400m last season at Jebel Ali when he did not stay, but that is two from two this season and we hope he is a Carnival horse.”


Seemar and Mullen later doubled up when, in virtually identical fashion to Lavaspin, Bochart was soon in front on the rail in the Reach by Gulf News, a 1400m handicap, and the pair ran on far too strongly for 13 toiling rivals. Owned by Al Bait Mutawahed Team, the 5-year-old Dubawi gelding has now won four times, including twice at Meydan.

Ten juveniles contested the Inside Out, a 1400m maiden restricted to fillies and trainer Sandeep Jadhav provided first and second. Royston Ffrench partnered Al Shamkhah, who was nearer last than first at halfway. When stable companion and fellow debutante Foggy Flight hit the front under Xavier Ziani 250m out, she was still well in arrears, but closed strongly with a sizeable stride to claim a victory at first asking. The daughter of Dialed In provided owner Majed Ali Almarzooqui a fourth UAE success with just his 15th runner.


“She is a lovely big filly who has basically learned what was required throughout the race,” Ffrench said. “She has plenty of scope and, with time, will hopefully show she has a touch of class.”


The Baby & Child Trophy, a 1200m maiden, was won by local debutant Kawasir, who had proven consistent, if not victorious in his previous six starts; never finishing off the board for trainer Roger Varian. Making his first start for Musabbeh Al Mheiri, the newly gelded charge was never far off the speed under Dane O’Neill, who was riding for his main employer, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Ultimately, he hit the front with about 250m out, but had to work to repel Beachcomber Bay, who led for the majority of the contest and fought back bravely when headed.


O’Neill said: “I was happy throughout the race, but he was perhaps getting tired close home after a break and I think he will be better over an extra 200m. At least we now know he handles the surface.”


An enthralling card concluded with Wheels, a handicap over the same 2000m course and distance as the world’s most valuable horse race, the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline. A long way out, the race appeared to be a possible breakout performance by Sandeep Jadhav-trained Gundogdu, but a heady rail-skimming ride by Fernando Jara on Quartier Francais provided the consistent Ali Rashid Al Rayhi-trained son of Street Cry a powerful two-length victory. Winning his third race from nine career starts, the longwinded Mohd Khalifa Al Basti-owned charge simply out-staying his tiring rivals and proved a horse to watch as he enters his 5-year-old season in 2019.


“He’s a nice horse who always tries,” Jara said. “He wasn’t 100% fit last time (on Nov. 1 at Meydan over the same 2000m), but he was ready and ran his race today.” (fonte : DRC)




#DWCCarnival Update | November 22, 2018


Montsarrat Ready to Flaunt Speed; Ejaaby Gets His Meydan Dirt Debut; Japan’s DWC Runners in Global G1s; Quick Hits: Pavel, Yulong Warrior


Follow Meydan’s stars around the globe with the Dubai World Cup Carnival Update:



  • Montsarrat Ready to Flaunt Speed
  • Top 2-Year-Old Pedigrees On Tap
  • Ejaaby Gets His Meydan Dirt Debut
  • Japan’s DWC Runners in Global G1s
  • Quick Hits: Pavel, Yulong Warrior, Furia Cruzada
Caption: MONTSARRAT will try to flaunt his speed when he cuts back to 1600m in tonight’s co-feature (credit: DRC/AW) (fonte : DRC)




KOREAN : Busan Friday: Race-By-Race Preview (November 23)

by gyongmaman

The final three days of racing in November in Korea gets underway at Busan on Friday with 11 races from 11:30 to 18:00:


Supernova Iji
It’s Friday! It’s Busan!


Race 1: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

(9) SILLAUI MISO ran a good 3rd on debut on October 5th in a fast time over 1000M. She finished only a length and a half behind the winner and stepping up to 1300M today, Thomas Gillespie’s filly can come home on top. (7) MABEOP CHEOREOM also went well on debut just two weeks ago, coming home 2nd, also at 1000M and should have come on for it. More experienced is (8) MUJEOK BEAT, who may never have finished any better than 3rd but comes in off the back of two useful efforts at this distance and may get close again. Of the two first-time starters here, (5) SPEED FURY won a trial at the end of October and is likely to be backed to go well first-up.

Selections (9) Sillaui Miso (7) Mabeop Cheoreom (5) Speed Fury (8) Mujeok Beat
Next Best 1, 11, 4
Fast Start 4, 5, 7, 9

Race 2: Class 6 (1000M) Allowance / KRW 60 Million

Twelve previous unraced juveniles – eight of them fillies – make their racecourse debuts here. The market will be the best guide and the likely favourite is (3) SPICE ROCK. She’s a half-sister to champion Triple Nine and posted the fastest time of any of these on trials and could provide jockey Francois Herholdt with his first Korean winner. She was actually the quickest by some margin but others who caught the eye in trials include (1) ONE CHANCE, who finished ahead of a couple of others who go here, and (7) DARUI BADA, who did similar. The former is likely to be on pace early along with (12) BAEJJANG, another who ran 2nd in his heat and could go well first-up here.

Selections (3) Spice Rock (1) One Chance (7) Darui Bada (12) Baejjang
Next Best 5, 4
Fast Start 1, 4, 6, 12

Race 3: Class 6 (1300M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

(2) HANEOLUI BIT ran well for 3rd on his return from over six months off three weeks ago. He was prominent throughout, ultimately going down by just over two-lengths and should be on pace again with every chance of going all the way this time. (8) SISEON GANGTAL didn’t do a whole lot on debut back in August but has run well twice since then, including 3rd in a valuable race for breeze-up sale grads at the end of September. He’ll also likely be on the early speed and can go close. (3) CHOEGANG STEALTH and (1) EL DRAGON came home 4th and 5th respectively when they raced each other over 1300M on November 4th and both should be in the frame for at least some minor money today. (12) ACE CRUSH is a stablemate of Haneolui Bit and while she was beaten by Siseon Gangtal in that valuable September race, she ran well for 4th place last time out at 1000M, beating a couple of the others who go here and can be considered for further improvement today.

Selections (2) Haneolui Bit (8) Siseon Gangtal (12) Ace Crush (1) El Dragon
Next Best 3, 9
Fast Start 2, 5, 7, 8

Race 4: Class 6 (1600M) Allowance / KRW 24 Million

(2) TORNADO KING returned from eight months off to run 2nd over this distance on October 26th, beating three of his rivals here in the process. He can have come on for that run and looks the one they need to beat here. He’ll be on the early speed alongside (1) HOT GIRL, whose previous two efforts at this trip didn’t go particularly well but who may be ready for another try having run a solid 2nd over 1300M a month ago. (3) KWAEHAN SINGANGJA was 4th behind Tornado King in that October 26th race, his second start back following more than three months off and he may get closer today. (7) NOVELLA tackles the distance for the first time following a 5th and a 4th in two outings to date. She’s run on well both times and the extended trip looks set to suit. (9) BICHUI HAENGJIN too tries something a bit different today and is the wildcard pick to improve.

Selections (2) Tornado King (1) Hot Girl (7) Novella (3) Kwaehan Singangja
Next Best 9, 4
Fast Start 1, 2, 8

Race 5: Class 5 (1000M) Handicap / KRW 40 Million

(3) TANGENT is up in class having secured his maiden win on his second career start on October 26th. He only got up by a nose but then he was only beaten half a length into 2ndplace on debut. There looks to be more to come from him and he’s well drawn to lead from the start. Five of the others race each other over this class and distance on that very same day. (6) MAJOR THUNDER came out on top, registering victory by a length from (5) B.K. UNO. While Major Thunder carries an extra 3kg this time, he should be involved again and if he gets to the lead, may be difficult to reel-in. (1) SHARP KING races for the first time since late August when he was a solid 3rd (in a race an out of sorts Major Read more of this post


Kingman Filly Tops Strong Final Day At Goffs November Foal Sale Part 1
Goffs November Foal Sale Part 1 concluded today with a vibrant day’s trade topped by a Kingman filly from Jockey Hall Stud that sold to new purchasers Outsider Bloodstock for €350,000.  The filly (Lot 600 - pictured) is out of the Listed winning mare Splashdown who is dam of Group 3 Solario Stakes winner Aktabantay.
Jacqueline Norris of Jockey Hall Stud talks to Nick Luck about the sales topping Kingman filly
Airlie Stud’s Muhaarar colt (Lot 730) was the next highest priced foal of the sale when the half-brother to five winners including Group 3 winner Eastern Impact and Group placed Miss Katie Mae sold to Shadwell Estate Company for €320,000.
Stephen Collins, purchaser of Lot 730, the Muhaarar colt from Airlie Stud
A day that saw 32 six figure foals and a clearance rate of 84% started on a strong note as the own sister to Group 3 winner and Group 1 Matron Stakes second Lily’s Angel (Lot 545) from Neilstown Stud selling to John McCormack for €300,000, a price matched later in the session as the Galileo sister to dual Derby winner Harzand from The Castlebridge Consignment (Lot 709) was knocked down to Hugo Merry Bloodstock.
John McCormack, purchaser of the own sister to Lily’s Angel, Lot 545
Hugo Merry, purchaser of Lot 709, the Galileo sister to Harzand 
At the conclusion of Part 1 of the November Foal Sale, Goffs Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“Following an outstanding renewal of the Orby Sale, which was responsible for the two highest priced yearling fillies in the world this year, but an otherwise rather harder yearling sales season, predications in advance of this week were for an altogether more selective trade. And so it has proved over the last three days when, to use two well-worn phrases, it has been as hard as ever to buy the good ones but there were more falling through the cracks than in recent years.

Last year’s Part 1 Foal Sale was always going to be a hard act to follow as it recorded big rises in each area and was headed by the rarity of a millionaire foal sale topper. So we have seen a sale that is still ahead of 2016 but it must be accepted that one of the key messages to be taken away from the sale has been the lower clearance rates especially on Day 1. This mirrored the commercial yearling sales and, as we pointed out a few weeks ago, should be a clear indication that the market is increasingly polarised.

So the good ones have sold very, very well with several extremely happy breeders, especially throughout today, and we are grateful to them all for their ongoing support as it is they who make the sale such a success each year along with the huge group of buyers that descended on Kildare Paddocks from Saturday morning. Indeed, we have rarely seen the place as packed and the barns were just so busy for the last five days to illustrate the ongoing hunger for the best bred foals on the market and following so many excellent pinhooking results from last year. The advance in the three day median also shows that there has been more consistency in the top half of the sale where there was the most activity. 

We now turn our attention to two days of Breeding Stock and look forward to another day of foals on Saturday mindful of several great pinhooking stories from last year’s Part 2 sale”.
PART 1 – Comparative Figures 

  Offered Sold Turnover (€) Average (€) Median (€)
2017 660 535 (81%) 25,515,750 (+43%) 47,693 (+22%) 27,000 (+8%)
2018 665 480 (72%) 20,311,000 (-20%) 42,315 (-11%) 28,000 (+4%)


Nick Luck and Henry Beeby reflect on Part 1 of the November Foal Sale.
The two day November Breeding Stock Sale commences at 10am tomorrow, and will be followed on Saturday by Part 2 of the November Foal Sale.
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Brant-Owned Dubawi Firster Becomes a ‘Rising Star’

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
4th at AQU, $70k Msw (1 1/16m) Winner: Demarchelier (GB), c, 2 by Dubawi (Ire)


Demarchelier | Adam Coglianese

Peter Brant‘s Demarchelier (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) looked to have too much to do with as little as an eighth of a mile to race, but, despite racing greenly on his incorrect lead, shaded six seconds for his final 110 yards to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and become a ‘TDN Rising Star.’

Not surprisingly bet down from his morning line of 7-2 into 2-1 favoritism by post time, the attractive bay colt broke alertly from gate one, then settled back into a midfield position three back the fence beneath Javier Castellano. Traveling on the bridle through the middle stages, the 425,000gns Tattersalls October yearling acquisition came around a rival while gaining ground on the swing for home, was angled out sharply around Juddmonte Farms’ second-time starter Seismic Wave (Tapit) leaving the eighth pole and grabbed that one right on the wire. Sea of Hope (Quality Road) finished a strong third on his debut, while Lisbon (Quality Road) rallied boldly three deep on the turn and lacked room at a crucial stage in the waning stages, finishing an unlucky fifth.

Demarchelier is out of an unraced full-sister to Irish highweight and 2003 G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Yesterday (Ire) as well as fellow champion and G1SW Quarter Moon (Ire), dam of G1SW Diamondsandrubies (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}). Alruccaba features as the the second dam of multiple English highweight Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), while other luminaries that appear under the third dam include Group 1 winners Aussie Rules (Danehill), Alborada (GB) (Alzao) and Albanova (GB) (Alzao). Loveisallyouneed is the dam of a yearling colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) and a weanling colt by Golden Horn (GB).

4th-Aqueduct, $70,000, Msw, 11-21, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:44.29, fm.
DEMARCHELIER (GB), c, 2, by Dubawi (Ire) 
1st Dam: Loveisallyouneed (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells
2nd Dam: Jude (GB), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)
Sales history: 425,000gns Ylg ’17 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $38,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Peter M Brant; B-Newsells Park Stud (GB); T-Chad C Brown. (fonte : TDN)