Taamol looks good to shine in Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali is hosting the solitary race meeting this weekend as the country prepares to celebrate the UAE’s 48th National Day. Friday’s highlight of the seven-race thoroughbred card is a couple of handicaps for horses rated 75-95, the fourth race over the 1,200m and the sixth over the 1,600m trip. Sure to go well in the first of the two handicaps is Taamol, one of five entries in the silks of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, and the choice of the owner’s retained jockey Dane O’Neill. The Ali Rashid Al Raihe-trained five-yearold Helmet gelding was a short head second to Night Castle over the course and distance four weeks ago and can improve for that run. The field includes Doug Watson’s My Catch, third in the 1,000m Listed Jebel Ali Sprint on his only visit to this course.