THE racing colours of Ali Saeed may not be seen that regularly in the winners’ enclosure, but when they are they tend to be carried by a good horse.

In 1992 they were carried to success in the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham by the Simon Sherwood-trained Duke Of Monmouth, and later that year the owner’s Ivanka won the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile for Clive Brittain. Three years later and Saeed bin Suroor sent Red Bishop out to land the Grade 1 San Juan Capistrano Handicap.