Chai Lai', Big C' and Saifa
185' had significantly higher ELS formation abilities than Mini Kings'.
BOBS Yer Uncle claimed the Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cups, the Crown Prince and president of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, while Mukhber and Saifa won the Bahrain Silver Cup and Bahrain Oaks respectively at the races in Sakhir respectively.Bobs Yer Uncle was a surprise winner of the Crown Prince Cup for Group One locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD10,000.
Saifa, owned by Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, trained by James Naylor and ridden by Ali Al Saffar, claimed the Bahrain Okas, sponsored by Al Muzdaher Farm, for Group One locally bred horses which carried a cash prize of BD7,450.
Saifa beat A Touch of Class by a length while Falter was third, a neck behind.
The key to learning this system is understanding its kata, four of which are explained in the book: gekisai dai ichi, gekisai dai ni, saifa
, and seiyunchin.
Falteh, owned by Fawzi Abdulla Nass, trained by Fawzi Nass and to be ridden by Anthony Whelan, is tipped to win this race ahead of Saifa
and Mo Chuisle.
Saifa was third finishing one-and-three-fourth-length behind Mo Chuisle while Fruit Cake had to be content with fourth place.
3rd race: 1 Falteh (Fawzi Abdulla Nass, Fawzi Nass, Anthony Whelan); 2 Mo Chuisle (Al Nasseriyah, A Smith, Paul Smith); 3 Saifa (Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, J Naylor, Ali Al Saffar); 4 Fruit Cake (Al Nasseriyah, A Smith, Gerald Avranche).
Fruit Cake, owned by Al Nasseriyeh, trained by Alan Smith and to be ridden by Gerald Avranche, is fancied to win this race while Mo Chuisle and Saifa
are expected to fight it out for second and third places.
Yousif Isa and Mohammed Al Thawadi are set to take part in the senior race while five riders - Abdulla Al Khatry, Fahad Sulaiman, Abdulrahman Rashid, Khalifa Saad and Mohammed SaifA
- are in the fray in the junior race.
Bobs Yer Uncle beat Carte Blanche by half-a-length while Washaah was third and Saifa fourth.
1st race: 1 Bobs Yer Uncle (owned by Al Nasseriyah, trained by A Smith, ridden by Gerald Avranche; 2 Carte Blanche (Al Nasseriyah, A Smith, Paul Smith); 3 Washaah (Fawzi Abdulla Nass, Fawzi Nass, Wayne Smith); 4 Saifa (Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, J Naylor, Tyrone Williams).