Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s SHARESA (Burning Sand x Margouia) followed up her runner-up finish in a Newbury Group 1 earlier this year with a smashing win in The Late Rabiah Saad Al-Kaabi Cup for Purebred Arabians. The Pierre Jehan Andre Deymonaz-handled filly was the second winner on the day for jockey Stephan Ladjadj and the duo beat the
rivals in style crossing the post with nine and a half lengths in hand. The Ahmed Mohamad Kobeissi-saddled ALMUHEET (AF Albahar x Maboud) took a second straight C&D second place, this time under Saleem Golam, while the Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi-trained CARAB (Majd Al Arab x Cassels Celeste) completed the top three under Harry Bentley.
Injaaz Stud’s BLACK GRANITE (Dark Angel x Glisten) had scored twice over C&D last term and the gelding only added to the count as JP Guillambert rode him to victory in the seven-furlong Thoroughbred Conditions (Class 2) for Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi’s third victory on the day.
Khalifa bin Sheail al-Kuwari’s ANIMA ROCK (Shamalgan x Carnet De Bal), with Harry Bentley in the saddle, led a one-two for Champion Trainer Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi in the seven-furlong Thoroughbred Plate (3yo) (Class 2). The colt had never finished outside the frame in Qatar and that run continued as it beat Masked Defender by three and a quarter lengths on Thursday.
After notching two wins out of three last season, Umm Qarn’s DEEBAH (Nizam x Leaulita), ridden by Rashid Ali Al-Marri, was back to her winning ways, brushing aside a seventh place finish last time round, as French trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle had a one-two in the Local Purebred Arabian Handicap (85 & below) with Ronan Thomas riding Semaisima to second place.
Mohammed Khalifa Al Sowaidi’s TOP FACE (Tiznow x Toppisme) led a one-two for trainer Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani in the mile-long Thoroughbred Handicap (Class 4) (85 & below) with Tomas Lukasek riding the winner, three quarters of a length ahead of the Faleh Bughanaim-ridden Hajaj.
After two winless seasons in Qatar, Osama Omer Al Dafea’s PRIMITORIO (Oratorio x Primissima) was back in the winner’s enclosure when Stephan Ladjadj rode the gelding to a fine victory in a thrilling finish to the Thoroughbred Handicap (Class 4) (80 & below). The 7yo beat Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi’s duo — Noble Masterpiece and Subhaan — by a nose at the post.
Almost two years after he registered his maiden win, Umm Qarn’s SEHAB (Nizam x Kachia) was back in the winner’s enclosure as the topper with Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s ward winning the mile long Purebred Arabian Graduation Plate with ease. The win was the second on the day for both De Mieulle and jockey Ronan Thomas.
After three earlier attempts at shedding his maiden status, the Hossin Mohammad Ashour-saddled GHAZI AL JERYAN (AF AlBahar x Abiya Al Shaqab) registered his first career win in the seven-furlong Local Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate under Jean Baptiste Hamel, who guided the colt to a comfortable two and a half-length victory.