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Al Kazeem Triumphs in Jockey Club Stakes
05/05/12

1 Al Kazeem 15/2
2 Quest For Peace 12/1
3 Dunaden 9/2
8 ran Distances: 4½l, 1¼l, 2¼l
TIME 2m 39.66s (slow by 11.66s)

Trainer Roger Charlton was delighted with the performance of Al Kazeem when winning the Group Two Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes by four and a half lengths.

Al Kazeem
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Al Kazeem

“It was a good performance. You always hope when a horse is as good-looking as this and bred like him that they might improve from three to four,” said Charlton. “Unless something was wrong with the rest of them, it was a good run.

“He’s quickened up against Group One horses there so we’ll have to look at going for Group Ones with him, maybe something like the Coronation Cup.”

Jockey James Doyle added: “The race wasn’t totally run to suit him. They went a bit free early on, I got him relaxed and then he quickened up well in the end. He got a bit tired at the finish and will improve from that.

“They weren’t bad horses he was running against and he really stamped his authority there.”

 

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Al Kazeem
R Charlton
J Doyle
8st 12lbs
15 - 2
Winner
2
Quest For Peace
L M Cumani
K Fallon
8st 12lbs
12 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
3
Dunaden
M Delzangles
J P Murtagh
9st 3lbs
9 - 2
1 1/4 length
4
Meandre
A Fabre
M Guyon
8st 12lbs
11 - 8
2 1/4 lengths
5
Blue Bajan
D O'Meara
D Tudhope
8st 12lbs
25 - 1
1 1/2 length
6
Fiorente
Sir Michael Stoute
R L Moore
8st 12lbs
13 - 2
1 1/2 length
7
Masked Marvel
J H M Gosden
William Buick
9st 3lbs
9 - 1
6 lengths
8
Sadeek's Song
M Al Zarooni
L Dettori
8st 12lbs
14 - 1
10 lengths
       

 

PEACE HAS EPSOM AIM

Quest For Peace put himself in line for the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup, sponsored by Investec, when chasing home Al Kazeem in the Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes.

Luca Cumani’s four-year-old was making his seasonal debut under Kieren Fallon and was beaten four and a half lengths into second.

Cumani said: “I am very pleased as he did not particularly appreciate the ground and there will be more improvement on better ground.

“It was a very strong field and the winner was able to show a better turn of foot on the ground.

“He will now go to Epsom for the Coronation Cup.”

Staying on late in the day to be third was Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden, with the French raider beaten a further length and a quarter on his return to action.

The six-year-old is owner by Pearl Bloodstock, whose advisor David Redvers said: “We are delighted with him and it was a great first run back.

“Everything went according to plan and Johnny Murtagh was very happy.

“We will see how he is before deciding if we stick to a mile and a half or step up in trip again.

“If he does go to Ascot then it will probably be for the Gold Cup.”

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