By Duane Fonseca
In form trainer Satish Seemar signed off with a quartet of wins at Jebel Ali Friday, with with double winning riders Tadhg O’Shea and Richard Mullen contributing twice each in the Zabeel Stables boss’ success.
Seven races were held at Jebel Ali on Friday with Seemar’s yard opening and closing the card with a bang.
He combined with Tadhg for a 1-3 in the 1950m maiden that got the card underway where Majestic Thunder seized the lead from Salem bin Ghadayer’s newcomer Dilmun Dynasty 200m out and won by a length and three fourths. In third place was Leadership with Mullen aboard.
Tadhg brought Seemar his second winner with Pilgrim’s Treasure clinching the 1400m maiden by two and a half lengths from Helal Al Alawi’s Solar Shower with Musabbeh Al Mheiri’s Casey Jones third a further two and two quarters adrift.
Mullen won the last two races for Seemar with Sanad Libya nailing the 1400m maiden and Midlander winning the concluding 1000m handicap sprint.
Sanad Libya stole the lead in the final 50m to win by a length from Bin Ghadayer’s What A Metal, with Mohammed Rahman’s Midnight Deal a short head back in third, while Midlander was home with three and a quarter lengths to spare from Doug Watson’s Quiet Endeavour, while Helal Al Alawi’s Geneticist ran in third a head behind.
Bin Ghadayer was on target with the Royston Ffrench ridden Tailor’s Row who ended his run of three seconds at Jebel Ali by claiming the 1800m handicap by two and a quarter lengths from course specialist Hello, the charge of Ali Rashid Al Rayhi. In third place, a further length and a quarter in arrears was Fawzi Nass’ Obeyaan.
Watson admitted his surprise and joy at Adam McLean’s success aboard his trainee Native Appeal in the 1600m handicap by a length and a quarter from Rashed Bouresly’s Celtic Prince, with Bin Ghadayer’s Arroway taking third a further half length behind.
The feature contest on the card, the Derrinstown Stud 1950m handicap was on by the Al Mheiri-Fresu combination with Conclusion, who romped home by seven and a half lengths from Mohammed Ramadan’s Bernardo Pinheiro ridden Franz Schubert with the Ahmad bin Harmash schooled Woodditton a further two and a quarter lengths behind under Connor Beasley.