Spin Cycle too quick in Jebel Ali Sprint

Shadwell Farm, the American division of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s  breeding operation sponsored the two feature races at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon.


Trainer Satish Seemar won both, with pride of place going to Spin Cycle who won the 1000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint to provide Frankie Dettori a winner on his only mount of the afternoon. It was a second consecutive win in the race for Seemar who won last year with Terrific Challenge (third this year).


Seemar said: 'We were very hopeful of going close with two big runners coming into the race and it is a great result. Spin Cycle was a bit disappointing at Meydan first time but has relished these conditions."


An hour earlier stable jockey Richard Mullen had steered Escape Route to victory in the main support race, a 1400m conditions event. Seemar said: "He is a very talented horse and goes on all surfaces over a variety of distances. He can be a bit of a character but has stacks of ability."


Seemar was not the only one in double form and apprentice Saeed Al Mazrooei enjoyed an afternoon he will never forget by not only partnering Five Cents, trained by his boss Ali Rashid Al Raihe, to win the 1800m handicap but following up in the concluding 1600m maiden on Spice Souk for Abdulla Bin Huzaim.


A delighted young jockey said: "It has been an amazing afternoon and Ali Rashid Al Raihe and the team have been so supportive; Royston Ffrench has been a great help and I am very grateful to them all.

To then get a second winner is just brilliant."


Bin Huzaim was also completing a double after Carlos Sanchez won the 1600m handicap on the trainer's Al Farahidi.


There was drama after the 1200m handicap in which the Musabah Al Muhairi-trained Hajjaan made a winning debut under Richard Hills to defeat stable companion Fantastic Dubai.


Wayne Smith objected on the runner-up though but, after the stewards studied the video, the result was allowed to stand