Knife, Ruler of Sharjah Handicap winner

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For immediate release
Saturday February 26, 2011
At the fourth and final meeting of the season at Sharjah on Saturday, February 26,Knife cut through the competition under Jesus Rosales to win the main feature on the afternoon race card, the Ruler of Sharjah’s Handicap, a 1700m ride. Knife’s trainer, Tony Manuel, said of the ride: “We know he likes it around here and this race has been his target for a long time.” 

Jockey Royston Ffrench landed two of the first three races; the opening 1200m maiden went his way on RS Fancy Dancer for trainer Saifaldin Deeb and he followed up on Pirate’s Song for trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe, for whom he is stable jockey, in the 1200m handicap, the first of two Thoroughbred races on the seven race card.

Doug Watson trains Fantasique Mhf who maintained his unbeaten Sharjah record when landing the Sharjah Marathon, over 2700m, under Richard Hills.

Wayne Smith was never far off the pace on the Adam Aghbash-trained Barolo who won the 1200m handicap to continue the jockey’s great run of form, while the concluding 1700m maiden was won by the Manuel-trained Al Garhoud under Antioco Murgia to complete a double for the trainer.

Knife cuts through competition