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Smith doubles up in Sharjah

Wayne Smith was in double form at Sharjah on Saturday afternoon, winning the two concluding races.
The highlight of his brace was Bareq, trained by his main employer Musabah Al Muhairi and winner of the finale, the 1700m conditions race.
It was a comfortable success for the ultra consistent Bareq and Smith was pleased: "This horse always runs well and deserved to get his head in front again after some good efforts. He has really done it well today and does act well here at Sharjah."‬‬‪‪
Thirty minutes earlier he had partnered Shaheen Ghantoot to victory in the 1700m maiden for trainer Bakhit Al Ketbi.‬‬‪‪
Satish Seemar and Richard Mullen combined to win the 1200m Thoroughbred handicap with Montmorency, a winner last week at Meydan over 1400m.
He ran on strongly to lead about 200m out and Mullen said: "He is clearly in good heart and was entitled to win that off his current rating. It has been a great start to the season for the yard and the horses are really running well."‬‬‪‪
The other Thoroughbred race, a 2000m handicap, was won by Heart Beat, ridden by Antioco Murgia for Champion Trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe.
He denied the Seemar-trained pair of Skycruiser and Radegund Abbey.‬‬‪‪
Al Raihe`s stable jockey, Royston Ffrench, was in the saddle on Sharaf who landed the opening 1200m maiden, despite missing the break.
Jockeys Chris Taylor and Bruno Marchand both opened their seasonal accounts with victories on Kung Fu (1700m maiden) and Barolo (1200m handicap) respectively.‬‬