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American Artist eyes top prize

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018
GDN Online Desk


FIVE feature races in a card of eight are the headline acts at today’s horse racing at Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir.

The richest race of the day is for the National Bank of Bahrain Cup for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD3,000 and to be run over 1,800 metres, starting at 5.15pm.

Of the 13 horses in the fray, American Artist, owned by Al Adiyat Racing, trained by Alan Smith and to be ridden by Andrew Elliott, is tipped to win this race ahead of its nearest challengers Emerald and Raibow Rock.

Shipyard, owned by Ramadhan Stable, trained by Jaber Ramadhan and to be ridden by Abdulla Faisal, looks in best shape to win the University of Bahrain Cup for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000 and to be run over 1,200 metres, starting at 4.50pm.

Fincess and Pity Cash are the second and third favourites respectively.

Miryah, owned by Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and to be ridden by Brett Doyle, is the favourite to win the National Bank of Bahrain Cup for locally bred horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000 and to be run over 1,800 metres, starting at 4.25pm.

Parchment and Al Barea are expected to give the favourite a run for its money.

The day’s action begins at 2.20pm with the race for the National Bank of Bahrain Cup carrying a cash prize of BD1,500.

Expected

Magsood, owned by Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and to be ridden by Josh Quinn, is expected to win this race.

Blues Guitar and Waridat are the second and third favourites respectively.

Al Nimra, owned by Abdulla Fawzi Nass, trained by Fawzi Nass and to be ridden by Husain Makki, then starts as a firm favourite to win the National Bank of Bahrain Cup for locally bred horses carrying a cash prize of BD1,500 and to be run over 1,400 metres.

Shomukh and Masharif are the second and third favourites respectively.

This will be followed by three support races with the first one for Arabian horses carrying a cash prize of BD1,500 and to be run over 1,400 metres, starting at 3.10pm.

With just four horses in the fray, Obeyah 1687, owned by Al Jasra, trained by Yousif Taher and to be ridden by Josh Quinn, is tipped to win this race ahead of Al Tuwaisah 1694 and Al Rabda 1671.

The third support race, carrying a cash prize of BD1,500 and to be run over 1,400 metres, starting at 3.35pm, has attracted the biggest field of 14 horses.

But Sir Charlie Kunz, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and to be ridden by Adrie De Vries, is the best bet to win this race.

Jallal and Sir Mike are the second and third favourites respectively.

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