MWARID, WATNAH AL SAKAB, AL GAMAMAH win features

Al Shaqab Racing’s MWARID (Amer x Al Nachmiya) has only gone from strength to strength since a ninth-place finish on debut and his progress up the grade went well for the 5yo as he bagged the MUSHEIREB CUP (PUREBRED ARABIANS) in a breezy fashion at Al Rayyan Park turf. The Alban de Mieulle-trained grey horse had Soufiane Saadi for company who had helmed the 5yo to his two straight victories coming into the 2000m feature. Osama Omer Al Dafea’s GINKEAU (Divamer x Eauvation Des Cedres) took the second spot three lengths and three quarters behind the winner under Marco Casamento. Another De Mieulle ward, Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Attiya’s GOLDAMER (Amer x Nacree Al Maury) rounded out the top three under Faleh Bughanaim.

Al Sakab Stud’s WATNAH AL SAKAB (TM Fred Texas x Al Zobara Al Sakab) stayed unbeaten when she raced to her second consecutive victory from as many starts at Al Rayyan Park. Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki’s ward had Alberto Sanna for company in the QATARI BREEDERS TROPHY (PUREBRED ARABIANS – 3 Year Olds) and by the end of the seven furlongs, the grey filly was a length in front of runner up AJS SAAEQ (AF AlBahar x Sahab Al Zaeem), trained by Rashid Al Ali and ridden by Soufiane Saadi in the colours of Al Jeryan Stud. Another Al Sakab Stud contender, AL SIJ AL SAKAB (TM Fred Texas x Gaza), also schooled by Al Malki, made it to third place under Tomas Lukasek.

Ibrahim Saeed Ibrahim Al Malki’s AL GAMAMAH (Trade Storm x Balaton) built on her dirt double last two starts to win for the first time on turf and in the process completed a hattrick when landing the MESAIEED CUP (LOCAL THOROUGHBREDS – 3 Year Olds ONLY) at Al Rayyan Park. Trained by the owner, the filly had Tomas Lukasek in the saddle and the two landed the six-furlong sprint comfortably when they went past the post three lengths and a quarter in front of Abdulatif Hussain Al Emadi’s THAT (Swiss Spirit x Hedge End), ridden by Soufiane Saadi for the second straight outing for Bader Al Balushi. Ladies swept the top three spots with Nasser Saif Al Kubaisi’s AL YATEEMA (Dandy Man x Bluebell Park), saddled by Hamad Al Jehani, claimed an impressive third on debut under Faleh Bughanaim.

Al Shaqab Racing’s LATAM (TM Fred Texas x Ajdabya) raced to a double following up his Al Uqda Complex victory in March with a win in the PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (95 & below). The Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki-schooled 6yo showed versatility stepping down from 2100m last time round to seven furlongs around Al Rayyan Park and the Tomas Lukasek-ridden horse edged out the Soufiane Saadi-ridden Quepos by a head for a memorable win. It was the second victory for the colours and the trainer together on the day.

Rashid Mohammed Alathba’s NAYER BU THAILA (Gentle Lord x Always Like This) halted a run of near misses when the 6yo bagged the LOCAL THOROUGHBRED NOVICE PLATE in a fine finish. Ridden by Alberto Sanna for trainer Bader Al Balushi, Nayer Bu Thaila raced to his first win in over two years after he beat Tomas Lukasek and his partner Mater by two lengths and a quarter at the post.

Al Shaqab Racing’s LAUDED (Acclamation x Thatsallimsaying) had a C&D victory back in February before taking places in three sprint events since then to continue with his fine form. The Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki-schooled colt lined up for the THOROUGHBRED HANDICAP (Class 4) (85 & below) with Soufiane Saadi in the saddle and the duo managed to win a six-furlong thriller when they edged out the Alberto Sanna-ridden Vedute by quarter of a length at the post.

Al Ghazali Stud’s DJAFAR (Dahess x Badira) followed up a couple of promising runs earlier this season, including a third place in Qatar Silver Sword earlier this month, to win for the first time in his career on Thursday. Helmed by Marco Casamento for the first time, the Gassim Ghazali-schooled colt was in spectacular form as the jockey guided his 4yo mount to a dominant victory with eight lengths and three quarters to spare with Faleh Bughanaim and Khattab De Faust finishing second in the 2350m race.

Umm Qarn’s SEALINE (Amer x Jaljalah) completed a double, following up his Qatar Silver Trophy victory with a fine win at Al Rayyan Park. The Alban de Mieulle-schooled horse landed the LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN CONDITIONS with two lengths to spare as Soufiane Saadi rode the 7yo to their first win together in front of the Faleh Bughanaim-helmed Ishfaq. The win was Sealine’s third this campaign and eighth overall.

Jassim Bin Ali Al Attiyah’s CHROME (Pharfadet x Thekrayaat) registered his first career win after what has been a busy season. Wasim Al Sahn’s ward was on his 11th start this season and had Carlos Henrique in the saddle for the first time in his career when they lined up in Gate 13 for the LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN NOVICE PLATE on. After 1850m of close racing action, the 4yo colt landed the event in fine fashion, beating the Adnan Hawa-ridden AJS Saddam by one and a half lengths.

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club

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