The filly “Silver Lady” presented the Godolphin World Team with its 11th historic title in the Cape Verde Championship for Fillies and Mares, Category 2, “Group 2”, after her victory, yesterday, in the sixth and main round, on the seventh evening of the “Dubai Racing Carnival” season. Organized by the Dubai Horse Racing Club at Meydan Racecourse, it included 9 rounds sponsored by DP World, with a total prize pool of 2.36 million dirhams.
The evening witnessed a large attendance, during which the “Godolphin” team was able to achieve a double victory with trainer Charlie Appleby. In addition to the victory of “Silver Lady”, her stablemate “Mysterious Knight” added the title of the seventh race reserved for horses of the “handicap” class and the 1400-meter grass distance.
The evening also marked the second major championship, where the filly “Manama Gold” with the “Victorias Racing” logo, and the supervision of coach Fawzi Nass, swept her competitions, towards winning the title of the fifth race, “Coco Beach,” reserved for fillies over a distance of 1,600 meters of sand.
The 4-year-old Silver Lady’s victory in the sixth round came after a successful drive by the jockey Michael Barzalona, through which she crossed the finish line of the 1,600-meter grass race, in first place, with a time of 1 minute and 34 seconds, 57 hundredths of a second. With a difference of “a neck” from her companion in the “stable” and the most prominent candidate for the title “English Rose”, under the supervision of trainer Charlie Appleby, and led by jockey William Buick.
In the rest of the results, the “Al-Wari” colt, with the Al-Rahmani Racing logo, supervised by coach Ahmed Al-Muhairbi and led by the jockey Richard Mullen, succeeded in winning the title of the opening race, which was allocated to purebred Arabian horses in the beginner category, over a distance of 1,600 meters of sand, before the horse “Al-Irbid”, owned by Nasser Askar and supervised by the coach, was crowned the winner. Musabah Al Muhairi and the leadership of jockey Connor Beasley managed to snatch the title of the second half, which was allocated to beginner horses and the 1200-meter grass distance.
The horse “Mr. Kafu”, owned by Sultan Ali, and under the supervision of trainer Ahmed bin Harmash, continued his brilliance on the Meydan track, after the jockey Connor Paisley led him to win the title of the third round, which extended over a distance of 1,200 sandy meters and was allocated to the “handicap” class horses, and the fourth round witnessed the return of the horse.” Franz Kafka” by Hamdan Al-Sabousi, under the supervision of coach Ahmed bin Harmash, to the podium after an absence, by winning the title of the fourth round, which was classified as “handicap” and was held on a distance of 1900 meters on the grass.
Jockey Tag O’Shea led the horse “Imperial Empire” with the “Touch Gold Racing” logo and under the supervision of coach Bobat Simar, to record a well-deserved victory in the eighth race, which extended over a distance of 1,600 sand meters and was allocated to the “Handicap” category, before the evening concluded with the victory of the horse “Mount Tambora.” “For Nasser Askar, under the supervision of coach Musabih Al Muhairi, and led by jockey Michael Barzalona, with the title of the ninth race, which was allocated to beginner horses, over a distance of 2000 meters on grass.
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