Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bouresly and Selvaratnam to double-up at Jebel Ali

Friday afternoon is the second meeting of the current season at Jebel Ali and Dhruba Selvaratnam, who trains on the track, looks to have high hopes of adding to his treble on the course a fortnight ago.

Two of his winners on that occasion, Chun Tosaigh and Mannjal, return to action and are joined by a strong supporting team of stable companions.

However, the star attraction is Rashed Bouresly’s Star Crowned who also won at the course’s first meeting two weeks ago.

On that occasion he won over 1000m in a conditions race but on this occasion he is stepped up to 1600m in a similar race.

Chun Tosaigh drops to 1000m as he makes his handicap bow and this youngster could be ahead of the handicapper given the regard in which he was previously held in Ireland.

Mannjal is somewhat of a 1400m course specialist and bids to gain another course ad distance success in the penultimate race.

Jockey William Buick was in the saddle on both a fortnight ago and is looking forward to renewing his partnership with both: “Mannjal did exceptionally well to win because we did not enjoy a clear passage at all.

“Chun Tosaigh has potential to progress and we have to be hopeful.”

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