Issue 792

REVIEW/AL AIN adiyat racing 31 ADIYAT RACING PLUS ISSUE 792 Thursday 6th April 2023 RESULTS Race 1: Ghassan Race 2: Goshawke Race 3: Unbridled Race 4: Alla Mahlak Race 5: RB Sarab Race 6: Jabr Al Wathba Race 7: Heros De Lagarde Goshawke ALLA MAHLAK WINS EASY The Bouresly Racing Syndicate’s Alla Mahlak, trained by Rashed Bouresly, ran out the relatively comfortable winner of the only Thoroughbred contest, a 1400m handicap, Abdul Aziz Al Balushi delivering him to grab the initiative inside the final 200m with the race soon in safekeeping. An entire horse by Kitten’s Joy, the 7yo was winning for the fourth time but first away from Jebel Ali. The opening 2000m maiden was turned into a procession by Ghassan, never going to be caught after sent for home by apprentice Qais Al Busaidi, riding in the colours of Khadim bin Hamed bin Khadim bin Butti Alhamid for Khalifa Al Neyadi. The 4yo colt was opening his account at the fifth attempt, fourth in the UAE, having only made his local debut in February. Two hours later, jockey and trainer were celebrating doubles after RS Sarab stylishly won a 1400m handicap for horses in private ownership for Mansoor Musabah Abdullah Hamad Al Sinaidi. For the 5yo entire it was a third career success, a second on dirt and at Al Ain having won a 1000m maiden here as recently as December in what has been a busy season. A 1000m maiden for horses foaled locally was basically dominated from the outset by Jabr Al Wathba, probably never headed under Fernando Jara for Jean-Claude Pecout and Al Wathba Racing, the 4yo homebred colt making it ‘third time lucky’ in his fledgling career.