Racing at Meydan – 21 November 2019.
➊ LADY PARMA (USA)
➋ WAY OF WISDOM (GB)
➌ GERVAIS (USA)
LADY PARMA bashes the boys in boisterous style, winning the Longines DolceVita handicap like a serious filly. Connor Beasley up for owner Hicky Parma & trainer ZRacing Stables! Daughter of Exchange Rate showed impressive acceleration and rating ability.
Seemar then supplied another one-two finish in the Longines DolceVita, a 1200m handicap where Connor Beasley and filly Lady Parma bulled their way through the boys to take command within the 200m and held off yard-mate Way of Wisdom and jockey Richard Mullen. A 3-year-old Exchange Rate filly, the winner is owned by the Parmar Family and had shed her maiden tag on her previous and sixth career start over 1200m at Jebel Ali a few weeks prior. Her Meydan performances last season included a third in the UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed). With Way of Wisdom’s second, Seemar had saddled the runner-up in the first five Thoroughbred races.
“It was a very emotional moment because she needed time to mature,” Parmar said. “She’s a big filly and she didn’t fill out last year. If anything, we threw her into the deep end last year in the Guineas at that distance, but she had the heart to still come third. We put her away for the summer and with God’s grace, she is back this year. Her win at Jebel Ali was my first win there and this was my third win here, but it’s been three years. This was special, to come back after such a dry spell. You don’t know how much this means to me. We really thank the Royal Family for allowing us private owners to have this in Dubai.
“I just looked at her rating, which is 86, so there is a possibility for the Carnival and you have to ask yourself if you want to push her this year in 2020 or be patient and wait another year,” Parmar continued. “I don’t want to blow her mind. It’s very easy to be greedy and get excited, but I’m not convinced at this stage. We’ll let the emotions calm down and let her come out over the next few days. Then we’ll decide with Satish and (assistant trainer) Bhupat (Seemar) what the best course of action is.”
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