Zamaani defies top-weight in Unibet Instant Roulette Nursery

Zamaani (Simon & Ed Crisford/William Buick, Evens Fav) had to concede 11 pounds upwards to his seven rivals in the six-furlong Unibet Instant Roulette Nursery but that was no problem for the Evens favourite.

The Night Of Thunder colt travelled well and went into the lead entering the final two furlongs. He ran on well to take the honours by a length and a half from Perotto (Marcus Tregoning/Martin Dwyer, 7/1).

Ed Crisford, who trainers Zamaani in partnership with his father Simon, said: “Zamaani did it really well off top-weight.

“He was carrying a lot of weight there. He could have run in France at the weekend, but this looked a very suitable option, so we decided to come here and he did it really well.”

4.20pm New Unibet Instant Roulette Nursery Handicap 6f

1 Zamaani – Simon & Ed Crisford 2-9-07 William Buick Evens Fav

2 Perotto – Marcus Tregoning 2-8-10 Martin Dwyer 7/1

3 Thank You Next – Richard Hannon 2-8-10 Pat Dobbs 9/1

Winner owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum (Zamaani)

Breeding: ch c Night Of Thunder (IRE) – Alice Rose (IRE) (Manduro)

Breeder: MLF Bloodstock

8 ran

Time: 1m 10.81s

Distances: 1½, 1¼

Tote Win: £1.70 Places: £1.10, £2.10, £1.90 Exacta: £9.70

Simon & Ed Crisford – 1st winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival (Simon Crisford on his own had one previous Qatar Goodwood Festival winner)

William Buck – 25th winner at the Qatar Goodwood Festival