Issue 685

3 I ssue 685 - T hursday 28 N ovember 2019 D OUBLE FIGURES have been reached in the championships for both jockeys and trainers with the former in particular developing into a fascinating battle with just three winners separating the top five in the title race. That said, this time last week it was a five-way tie at the top with, of the quintet, only Szczepan Mazur failing to register a winner and Connor Beasley’s three victories easing him top of the tree. Reigning champion Tadhg O’Shea is breathing down his neck with nine, one more than both Pat Dobbs and Antonio Fresu . Chances are the lead in this race will change hands several times before April. Meanwhile, with a winner apiece, Sheikh Hamdan and Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda remain locked on seven chasing the owners’ title. Looking at the trainers and Doug Watson ’s ten means a lead of three over closest pursuers Satish Seemar and Ernst Oertel . Just the seven races this upcoming weekend, all for Thoroughbreds. . Beasley and Watson first to ten Doug Watson Connor Beasley E ditorial Editor Mark Jackson Writer Duane Fonseca Head of Design (English) Eng. Mohamed Maher Assistant Designers Nisar Shaikh, Ismail KV Navas Muhammed Graphic & Scanner Abdul Majeed, Nadim Ahmed Library & Photographers Abdulla Khalifa, K. Aboobacker, Abdul Razzak Ali Juma C orrEspondEnts Overseas J ohn B Erry , n iCholas G odfrEy , M iChElE M aC d onald , M asakazu t akahashi , d ErEk t hoMpson , h oward w riGht Local s tEphEn M olynEux Bloodstock B EvErlEy t ownsEnd Chairman Mohammed Jamea Al Qaizi Director Ahmed Moh’d Al Sarookh C ontEnts J ebel A li P ress C onferenCe 4 - 5 G odolPhin n ews 6 - 7 dwCC n ews 8 - 11 n ews 13 - 19 s heikh M Ansoor f estivAl 21 n iCk G odfrey 22 - 23 J ulio G uiMArAes 25 e ndurAnCe 26 - 27 b loodstoCk 28 - 31 h owArd w riGht 32 - 33 d erek t hoMPson 35 s tePhen M olyneux 37 J ohn b erry 38 - 39 M iChele M AC d onAld 42 - 43 r EviEws / r Esult M eydAn (t hu ) 44 - 47 A l A in (f ri ) 48 - 51 A bu d hAbi (s un ) 52 - 55 p rEviEws / C ards J ebel A li (f ri ) 56 - 64 Owners Sheikh Hamdan 7 Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda 7 Mohd Khalifa Al Basti 5 Trainers Doug Watson 10 Satish Seemar 7 Ernst Oertel 7 Jockeys Connor Beasley 10 Tadhg O’Shea 9 Patrick Dobbs 8 Antonio Fresu 8 Szczepan Mazur 7 UAE stats after 77 races Satish Seemar Ernst Oertel