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Al Tayer Motors host Sharjah`s final meeting of the season

Al Tayer Motors is the generous sponsor of Sharjah`s final meeting of the 2011/12 season which is highlighted by the AED125,000 Ruler Of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m handicap.

Nine have been declared including last year`s winner Knife who is trained by Tony Manuel. A winner on his penultimate start at Jebel Ali, he was a good third at the same track last week and Manuel said: "This has been his target again since he won the race last year; he goes so well at Sharjah and that is always important. He probably faces a stiffer task this year but is in good form."

He will be ridden by Andrea Atzeni and the pair share top-weight with Bareq who was a close third in the race last year.

Last seasonís champion jockey Wayne Smith rides for his main employer Musabah Al Muhairi and Smith said: "Hopefully the return to Sharjah and dirt will be in his favour as he has not really fired in his last two starts at Abu Dhabi."

Ma`Eror W`Rsan and Burkan Al Asayl are another two to consider.

There are two Thoroughbred handicaps on the card with the second, the penultimate race on the card, over the same 1700m trip as the feature race. With the maximum field of 16 declared it looks ultra-competitive but Smith and Al Muhairi again appear to hold a leading chance, this time with Bin Shamardal who is seeking a third course win of the season.

Smith said: "He has been ultra-consistent this season and seems to love the Sharjah surface. His wins this season have been over 2000m but the shorter trip should not be a problem."

Doug Watson trains Florentine Ruler who chased home Bin Shamardal in December and that horse will be ridden by Adrian Nicholl. Watson has four runners in this race and Tadhg O`Shea elects to ride Uptown Guy which appears significant on his dirt debut. Jamie Spencer rides stablemate Al Burkaan who has to be feared also, and Myownway will be steered by Carlos Sandoval.

Busker is another to have won twice on the course this season and he beat Bin Shamardal last time over 2000m and having won a course and distance maiden in December. He should go well for trainer Mubarak bin Shafya with stable jockey Pat Cosgrave again in the saddle.

The 2400m Thoroughbred handicap looks just as competitive and again the maximum of 16 have been declared with the weights headed by Bawadi who represents the Bin Shafya/Cosgrave partnership. Second and third to Bin Shamardal over 2000m earlier in the season, he beat that rival over 1900m on the Meydan all-weather last time.

Amazon River was denied in a photo finish at Jebel Ali last Friday and should go well for his owner/trainer Rashed Bouresly. Andrea Atzeni maintains the partnership.

Doug Watson trains Gulf Of Gold who seems to reserve his best form for Sharjah and Tadhg O`Shea elects to ride him having partnered stable companion Champagne Style last time.

Jamie Spencer replaces O`Shea on that one who would have a chance if staying the trip with Cho Cho Fever another to consider under Ted Durcan for Erwan Charpy.