Bochart gives Satish Seemar treble at Meydan

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Bochart gives Satish Seemar treble at Meydan
Bochart captures the IPIC Trophy under Richard Mullen at Meydan Racecourse.

Dubai - 15 went to post for the IPIC Trophy

By KT Report

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Published: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Wed 15 Mar 2017, 3:42 AM

Satish Seemar was in treble form at Meydan Racecourse late on Thursday, with his evening highlighted by the victory of Bochart in the featured IPIC Trophy over 1600m. The IPIC-sponsored card, the final to be staged at Meydan before the March 25 Dubai World Cup, featured seven races on the dirt track.
Fifteen may have gone to post for the IPIC Trophy but Bochart was soon in front, tracked by Pat Dobbs aboard Active Spirit and they crossed the line in that order, both horses responding gallantly to their jockey's urgings in a duel throughout the entire home straight.
"He needs to be ridden like that," said Mullen. "I made all on him in a decent 1200m maiden at Jebel Ali at the start of the year and things have not gone his way since.
"The boss was adamant I should be positive on him today and he has been proven correct. With 200m to run I thought I was in trouble but this horse is all heart and fought valiantly to hold on."
Earlier Mullen had been determined to get to the front in The CEPSA, an IPIC Group Company, a 1400m handicap, driving Secret Ambition to lead after 200m.
They were never headed and, for the horse, it was a third UAE victory in his first local season, having been purchased at the ERA Horses in Training Sale.
"He was not the quickest away but soon found his stride," said Mullen. "He actually won at the very first meeting of the season, at Jebel Ali in October, and has been on the go ever since.
"This was his eighth start of the campaign and he is a great advert for Satish and his team, as well as the ERA sales which have proved such a great initiative."
Trainer and jockey celebrated the middle leg of their trio with the ultra-impressive victory of Raven's Corner in the Borealis, an IPIC Group Company, and a 1200m handicap in which he proved far too good for his eight rivals.
Now a winner twice from three starts locally, having won over 1400m here at Meydan on his second UAE start three weeks ago, he looks a smart prospect.

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