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Racing motors home in Sharjah with Al Nabooda Automobiles

Al Nabooda Automobiles are the generous sponsors of Saturday`s second Sharjah meeting of the new season which is highlighted by a 1200m Thoroughbred handicap, the last of seven races.
 
Fifteen have been declared and it appears wide open although trainer Musabah Al Muhairi appears to have two genuine chances with Always Emirates and Wadi Wanderer.
 
Stable jockey Wayne Smith chooses the former and said: "He ran really well on his comeback at Jebel Ali but has struggled in better races at Meydan since. His dirt rating is so much lower that it has to give him a chance and, crucially, he ran well at Sharjah the last time he was there over course and distance.
 
"Wadi Wanderer actually ran well in that same race and I would not rule him out but I think Nanni The Teaser is the one we all have to beat."
 
Trained by Satish Seemar, Nanni The Teaser actually made his local debut when second in a course and distance maiden just over a year ago in a race the re-opposing Spice Souk was fourth.
 
Mohd Ramadan trains Rocker who should not be far away under Ted Durcan in a race Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe is well represented.
 
He saddles the top-weight, Serhaal, under Tadhg O`Shea, but has ground to make up on both Wadi Wanderer and Always Emirates. Stable jockey Royston Ffrench rides their second representative, Garbah, who has twice been denied close home at Meydan and looks a real danger to all, but stable companion New Romney needs to improve on what he has shown thus far
 
The best of the Purebred Arabian action is a 1700m handicap, the penultimate race on the card, and a field of 11 have been declared.
 
Mullen rides Tiki Tejas who looks an interesting new recruit to the UAE for trainer Jaci Wickham. Still a maiden, he has been placed in half of his six starts to date and should handle conditions.
 
Tadhg O`Shea rides AF Mursid for Gill Duffield and the pair were second over 1200m the last time they visited Sharjah. This trip should be more suitable and he could be the one they have to beat in an open looking contest.
 
Ernst Oertel trains Swyft who has to be respected on his first dirt outing and Jahfal is another to consider under Champion Jockey Wayne Smith.