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Bin Suroor and De Kock both double-handed in Thursday’s UAE Oaks

Al Tayer Motors join Meydan once again at this week`s 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival meeting and the seven race, all Thoroughbred, card is highlighted by the 10th running of the UAE Oaks.

The Group Three 1900m All-Weather feature, restricted to three year old fillies, has attracted a field of seven and Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, seeking his seventh win in the race, saddles both Abtasaamah and Khawlah.

Frankie Dettori partners the latter but the Mike De Kock-trained Mahbooba is going to be very hard to beat after her impressive win in the UAE 1000 Guineas. The South African won the race last year with Raihana and clearly holds Mahbooba in high regard: "She is a good filly and has really pleased us this year. The Guineas was a good win and this extra distance should suit. Hopefully she is the one they all have to beat."

Bin Suroor`s second runner Abtasaamah is one of four in the field who were well beaten in the UAE 1000 Guineas, while Saudi Arabia`s Electric Waves looks a doubtful stayer at this trip.

UK trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam has elected to avoid another clash with Mahbooba and aims his Crying Lightening at the main support race, the Listed Meydan Classic over 1600m on the Turf. Also restricted to three year olds, it has attracted a field of 11 and Chapple-Hyam`s filly is an interesting contender switched back to grass after two runs on the All-Weather (when behind Mahbooba on both occasions).

The 1400m trial race was won by the David Simcock-trained Lord of the Stars from Krypton Factor who has since run well in the UAE 2000 Guineas.

Krypton Factor’s Bahrain-based handler Fawzi Nass said: "He has yet to run a bad race and seems very versatile with regards to surface. He tries hard and, with luck, should run another good race."

The third in the trial, Introvert and fourth, Ahlaain (a stable companion of Lord of the Stars) also renew rivalry in what looks a competitive heat.

Bin Suroor has won both previous editions of this race and saddles Janood who was beaten on his local debut in a 1400m All-Weather trial for the UAE 2000 Guineas. He looks certain to appreciate the return to Turf but it is somewhat disconcerting that connections have reached for a visor.

Winner of his first two starts in the UK, he was considered good enough to run in Group 1 company and Bin Suroor hopes he can bounce back: "He is a horse we really liked but struggled in Ireland on the soft ground. It was again soft when he ran back in England and he ran ok on [All-Weather ] first time here. He has come on for that run and can hopefully run well back on a faster grass surface."

The remainder of the card consists of five handicaps, the best of which is arguably the last, the Range Rover Trophy over 1600m on Turf. De Kock`s Mahubo dead-heated for second last week with the Luca Cumani-trained Swop in a 1400m turf handicap and the pair look certain to be competitive again.

De Kock also saddles Warsaw, sixth in that race last week, just behind Hujaylea and Navajo Chief who also re-oppose in a wide open contest.