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Thorkhill Star lifts Ali Venture Cup

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Sat, 24 Nov 2018
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FAVOURITES had a fruitful day at yesterday’s horse racing, winning both the feature events and five of the six support races at Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir.

Thorkhill Star, owned by Al Adiyat Racing, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, was the biggest winner of the day.

The favourite beat Nigel by three lengths to win the richest race of the day which was for the Ali Venture Cup for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD3,000.

Tonabrocky was third and Potentate fourth.

Another favourite Musannaan 1689, owned by Safra, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, was equally emphatic in winning the other feature of the day which was for the Late Hasan bin Saleh Al Rowai Cup for Arabian horses carrying a cash prize of BD1,500.

Musannaan 1689 beat Al Jellaby 1683 by five lengths while Al Jellaby 1661 was third and Tuwaisan 1659 fourth.

Manama Boy, owned by Ramadhan Stable, trained by Jaber Ramadhan and ridden by Robert Tart, gave the favourites a bright start winning the first race of the day carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

The favourite beat Broughtons Salsa by four lengths while Midicean Ballet was third and Torqit fourth.

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Raawy, owned by Ali Abdulmajeed Ali Hammad, trained by Ali Jan and ridden by Abdulla Faisal, followed suit beating Suspect Package by three-fourth-length to win the race for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

Megnaas was third and Alpine Affair fourth.

Ramani, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by P Convertino, beat Confirm A Friend by 10 lengths to win the race for locally bred horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

Riyada was third.

Tulip Fever, owned by Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Andrew Elliott, beat Joe’s Spirit by three lengths to win the race for imported horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

Jim Rockford was third and London Look fourth.

Gharaieb, owned by Al-Afoo Racing Stable, trained by Hussain Aldailami and ridden by P Convertino, caused the only upset of the day when it beat favourite The Dark Knight by five lengths to win the race for locally bred horses carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

Masharif was third and Daleel fourth.

Good News, owned by Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, trained by Alan Smith and ridden by Gerald Mosse, beat Retort by one-and-three-fourth-length to win the handicap race carrying a cash prize of BD2,000.

Snake Eagle was third and Al Jolan fourth.

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