• 2020-06-22 •
Big surprise in Kabaret Stakes, no surprise in Bandos Stakes
Last weekend another two stakes were ran at Służewiec Racetrack: Kabaret Stakes for 4-year-olds and Bandos Stakes for 4+-year-olds. The first one brought rather unexpected results with a win of Wielki Dakris. In the latter one Shadwan Al Khalediah added yet another win to his impressive record of 11:10-1-0.
In the numerous field of 12 of Kabaret Stakes (2200 m) three foreign-bred horses had the lowest odd, that is: Moscow Derby winner SEIFUL MULIUK (RU), the best 3-year-old of 2019 TABARAK'S ELVIRA (AT) and consistent GATSBY DE BOZOULS (FR). Unexpectedly bookmakers' favorites were surpassed by Polish-bred WIELKI DAKRIS
(Mared Al Sahra - Wielka Damira/Ontario HF), who, ridden by champion jockey Szczepan Mazur,
won by a 1/2 lenghts to Seiful Muliuk. The grey colt is bred and owned by Mr. Krzysztof Zakolski
, and trained by Adam Wyrzyk
. This success made him one of the great pretenders to this year's Derby.
Sunday's Bandos Stakes (2200 m) went completely according to bookmakers' odds. SHADWAN AL KHALEDIAH
(Nashwan Al Khalidiah - Quesche du Paon/Akbar), again with Szczepanem Mazur
in the saddle won very easily, leaving in the field last year's Derby winner DRAGON, stablemate ANOOD AL KHALEDIAH and Janów's BANDOLERO. AKF Poland's
8 years old stallion is trained by Maciej Kacprzyk.