Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE - All eyes on Ihtimal  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 06/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) UAE debutant Ihtimal leads Godolphin trio in the UAE in the UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) which is contested over a mile on the tapieta surface at Meydan on Thursday



Trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Silvestre De Souza, the three-year-old home-bred daughter of former champions Shamardal has never finished out of the top three in her six starts in Europe. Ihtimal has won a Group-2 and Group-3 events besides a close third to Chriselliam in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile Gr-1 at Newmarket, UK last September



Saeed bin Suroor said: "Ihtimal won a Group Two at Doncaster last season and has been working well. She is a tiny filly but has been showing some nice speed at home. She handles Tapeta well in the mornings and is ready to go.



Lovely Pass has won this title for Godolphin last season under Ahmed Ajtebi and Ihtimal looks good to win it for the boys in blue on her first appearance of the year following an excellent two-year-old campaign



Charlie Appleby saddles Wedding Ring and Feedyah in the race and said: "Wedding Ring steps up in distance a comfortable victory in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial over seven furlongs last time out, and there is a slight question mark over her staying a mile. Hopefully, she will be bang there again, particularly if they go steady and we can utilise her turn of foot.



"Feedyah won the same race at Ascot that Lovely Pass did before capturing the UAE 1000 Guineas last year, so we are treading the same path. She won her maiden on Polytrack at Kempton Park and has been really pleasing me at home



"We are looking for a nice run from her this week, with the aim of stepping her up in trip for the UAE Oaks at the end of the month.



Godolphin is also well represented in the 1,900m Al Maktoum Challenge R-2 (Group-2) with African Story looks the stable's pick to retain the title which was won by Hunter's Light last season



A previous winner of the Godolphin Mile Group-2 under Frankie Dettori, the seven-year-old son of Pivotal may not face a strong opposition on the account of his strong run behind Animal Kingdom in the 2013 Dubai World Cup Group-1 over a mile and a quarter



The only genuine threat could come from the UAE debutant Battle Of Marengo. Frankie Dettori will be in the saddle of the Galileo colt that was narrowly beaten by Ruler of the World in the 2013 Epsom Derby



Trainer Sean Tarry has secured the services of the top Irish jockey Richard Hughes for his South African raider Heavy Metal.



The Arabian version of the Al Maktoum Challenge, is a Group-1 event which will be contested over 11 furlongs with front runner Albar Lotois the obvious favourite to win the title for the new connections



Top weight Star Empire has every chance to win the fifth race for the South African trainer Mike De Kock with Certerach and Tanfeeth the immediate danger

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 29 2014 - Emirates to fly A380 to 3 European, US routesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Airlines announced that it is placing the Airbus A380 onto three of its routes into the US and Europe as of next week, Gulf News reported.Emirates' existing daily Dubai to San ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Abu Dhabi Airport handles 1.68m passengers in OctoberMENAFN
(MENAFN) The number of passengers travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport increased 17.4 percent to 1.68 million in October over a year earlier, Gulf News reported.The latest data released ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Lebanese 'giant of poetry' Said Aql dead at 102The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Lebanese poet Said Aql, whose work was loved by Arab readers but who hated Arabism so much that he invented a latinised version of the Lebanese dialect, died yesterday aged ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Qatar- FIA Prize-giving ceremony to be held in new formatThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The prestigious annual FIA Prize-giving ceremony, which honours the achievements of all FIA champions over the past season, will be held here on December 5. This year's ...

 Nov 29 2014 - US- Eagles, Seahawks, Lions dominate on ThanksgivingThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Mark Sanchez threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the Philadelphia Eagles seized sole possession of first place with a 33-10 rout of the Dallas Cowboys on ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Tunisia- Anti-Israel protestThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Tunisian protesters burn Israeli flag during a rally to show their solidarity with Palestinians, in Tunis, yesterday. ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Bahrian- Show of solidarityThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Leading Shia clergyman Seyyed Mohammed AlGuraifi addressing crowds at an event expressing solidarity with Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim (not pictured), Bahrain's top Shia ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Egypt crackdown adds to Gaza woesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Already struggling under the weight of an Israeli blockade, Gazans are now feeling the effects of an Egyptian exclusion zone along their shared border that has sent prices ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Qatar- School celebrates Annual DayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) K C Abdul Latheef (left), President, Managing Committee, Shantiniketan Indian School, presents a memento to Dr Abdul Salam Ahmed, Managing Director, Media One, in the ...

 Nov 29 2014 - Qatar- Seasonal yards reopen on ThursdayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Fresh vegetables will be available at prices 40 to 50 percent less than the market rates at the seasonal yards.The yards will sell vegetables, fruit, chicken, fish and ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help