Issue 750

44 ISSUE 750 - THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 JEBEL ALI REVIEW (SATURDAY) THE FIRST Jebel Ali fixture of 2022, last Saturday, was officially highlighted by a handicap over 1800m won in style by Prevent, Ray Dawson in the saddle for owner Ahmad Ghalita Almheiri and trainer Ahmad bin Harmash. For 3yos, a 1200m maiden went to the home team with the colours of racecourse patron Sheikh Ahmed carried to victory by debutant Sadaaty under Richard Mullen. It was a belated first winner of the season for trainer Nicholas Bachalard and an appropriate one as the course was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Connections looked likely to be celebrating a double when Sadeedd hit the front in the final 100m of a 1400m handicap, only to be snared right on the line by Shadwell’s Mayaadeen, partnered by Dane O’Neill for Doug Watson. The concluding 1600m maiden, the Jebel Ali Pearl Anniversary Stakes, went to Yurman who flew home under Antonio Fresu to snatch the prize for Bhupat Seemar and Mohammed Khaleel Ahmed. Xavier Ziani produced Hyde Park to lead in the final strides of a 1200m handicap for Sultan Ali and Salem bin Ghadayer. Trainer and jockey completed a double with Attribution probably never headed in a 1950m handicap, landing the spoils in gutsy fashion for Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. The meeting kicked off with the only Purebred Arabian contest on the card, a 1200m handicap which, like so many races of its type, went to Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda, his retained jockey Tadhg O’Shea and trainer Ernst Oertel, the trio combining with AF Soqrat. Hyde Park Sadaaty Prevent AF Soqrat Mayaadeen Attribution Sadaaty scores for ‘home team’ as Jebel Ali celebrates Pearl Anniversary before opponents unable Prevent him winning feature