The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) is delighted to return to Chelmsford City with the highly competitive Al Sawadi Beach (0-105) Handicap. The first of five races sponsored by the Royal Cavalry of Oman, the mile contest has attracted a small but select field, in which a case can be made for every runner.

Based on last seasons’ form, the race promises to be a strong one with Al Kaaser, Abiyah Athbah and Tijaary renewing their rivalry over a shorter trip than when they met in 2020. Farhaa raced primarily abroad though was a close second on her sole UK start at similar level, whilst last year’s leading filly Wanaasa, will meet seasoned campaigners for the first time. Four of the five runners have won at the track, whilst Tijaary has been placed on each occasion he has run there.

Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director said: “ARO welcomes the continued support of the Royal Cavalry of Oman who have shown great commitment to our participants, supporting racing at every level from the grassroots to the international pattern. This race promises to be a highly competitive affair and will set the standard for our leading handicappers this season.

“We are also grateful for the assistance of the British Horseracing Authority and are looking forward to our first visit Chelmsford City this year.”