Top local Arabians to fight for Owners Cup

7 November 2017

A cracker of a feature awaits on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, as some of the highest rated local Arabians go head to head in the Owners Cup.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani's REDA (Burning Sand x Ba'scherit) had won his first race on dirt at QREC in March this year before the Julian Smart-trained 5yo conquered the Kahayla Classic in red-hot form at Meydan. Alberto Sanna will helm Reda for the 1900m run, which carries a total prize purse of QR 100,000.

Jassim Bin Ali Al Attiyah's RASSAN (Amer x Sandytiki) has won seven of his nine victories in Qatar on dirt. Trained by Champion Trainer Jassim Ghazali, Rassan will have Pierantonio Convertino for company during the race. Ghazali's other runner in the race is Injaaz Stud's AL MARBOUSH (Amer x Qadira De Faust), who had opened the last season with a win on dirt.

Ibrahim Al-Malki's MEQDAM AL ZAIDY (Al Mudaffar x El Modamerah), to be ridden by Eduardo Pedroza, in the colours of Sheikh Faisal Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani's BARRELAMAN (Mared Al Sahra x Tm La Belle Proper), trained by Pierre Deymonaz and to be ridden by Marvin Suerland, are the others featured in the card.

The eight-race card on Wednesday, with a total prize pot of QR 485,000, will begin with four sprints, three of them are maiden races.