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O’Shea boots home three winners at Sharjah

O’Neill vies for spotlight with a brace at venue’s penultimate meeting

  • By Leslie Wilson Jr, Racing & Special Features Writer
  • Published: 18:13 December 29, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
  • Darej, ridden by jockey Dane O'Neill wins the 1200m Sharjah Police Headquarter race at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club on Saturday.

Sharjah: Reigning UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea was in imperious form at the Sharjah Equestrian Club on Saturday, where he booted home three winners, including a thumping eight-length victory aboard the hugely impressive maiden winner Collateral.

Trained by Ernst Oertel at the Al Asayl Stables in Abu Dhabi, the four-year-old Arabian justified the faith his trainer has in him with a dominant performance in the 1,700m maiden.

O’Shea and Oertel completed a meet double when Richlore comfortably won the concluding race on the card, a 1,200m conditions event.

Earlier in the afternoon, O’Shea partnered the Gill Duffield-trained AF Hasba to land a maiden event for UAE Bred Arabians. The winner was an effortless six-lengths ahead of Jaber Bittar’s Cercina.

Dane O’Neill bagged a double to join Wayne Smith at the top of the jockeys’ table with 13 winners for the season.

O’Neill won the thoroughbred opener with the Doug Watson-trained Darej and quickly followed it up 30 minutes later with a victory astride Anthony Manuel’s Ameer Al Sraya.

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