MUSHEIREB CUP (PA)
Abdulatif Hussain Al Emadi’s SHE’RIS (Mared Al Sahra x Kerbelle Du Loup) had shown ability over longer distances, finishing runner up in a conditions event in March over 2200m. In the 2000m turf feature on Thursday, the 6yo registered his first win since moving yards to Ibrahim Saeed Ibrahim Al Malki earlier this
year. Saleem Golam riding the horse for the first time, did well as She’ris edged out Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani trained DJELAMER (Amer x Djelana), ridden by Tomas Lukasek, by a quarter of a length in a thrilling finish to pick up a win. Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi’s SPAGHETTI (Snoopi x Nouillaugratin) made it to third place with Harry Bentley in the saddle.
QATARI BREEDERS TROPHY (THE LATE RASHID MUBARAK AL SHAFI) (3yo PA)
Having pulled clear to make a successful debut over C&D last month, Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani’s AJS JAMRA (AF Albahar x Mangaline Du Loup) was the favourite to win the seven furlong run. And so, Tomas Lukasek, riding in the colours of Al Jeryan Stud was at it again as the duo picked up a dominant win with a
blistering run on the home straight in the seven furlong run, going past the post with 10 and a half lengths to spare. Hossin Mohammad Ashour trained AJS MOADDIE (AF Albahar x Gabie De Carrere), with Faleh Bughanaim astride, finished a creditable second on his debut, while Zuhair Mohsen Zuhair Maki’s WANNAS (AF AlBahar x Ultimome) completed the top three under Marc Lerner.
ABU DHALOUF CUP (Class 2 TB, fillies & mares)
Stephan Ladjadj completed his treble of wins on the day astride Osama Omer Al Dafea’s HARRY’S DANCER (Kodiac x Dance On). The 6yo had a disapponting run over C&D late last month, but bounced back well with a runner up finish over six furlongs despite moving up a class on her last outing. The mare, ridden by Ladjadj
for the first time in her career, was a willing partner as the two picked up a close win, beating Mohammed Riyaz Ibrahim Kasim trained BOTANICA (Clodovil x Bent Al Fala) with three quarters of a length to spare. Anas Al Seyabi helmed Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi’s ward, HILLSIDE DREAM (Dream Ahead x Knapton Hill), completed the top three.
LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN CONDITIONS
SHARESA (Burning Sand x Margouia) was the second winner on the day for trainer Pierre Jehan Andre Deymonaz. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s filly had been progressing well over a mile finishing runner up in the Qatar Silver Trophy two weeks ago. On Thursday, the 5yo had little trouble under
Stephan Ladjadj to pick up a fine win, finishing two lengths and a quarter ahead of the competition. Umm Qarn’s MAJEED (Amer x Zabieh) continued search for his first win this season as Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s ward finished second under Jean Baptiste Hamel. Faleh Bughanaim guided Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani trained AJS GANNAS (AF AlBahar x Karreema) to third place finish.
PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (95 & below)
Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi saddled DEEBAJ (Amer x Obe De Ghazal) followed up her emphatic C&D victory with a comfortable win in the seven furlong run on Thursday. Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s filly, who had finished in the frame on all her outings this season except one, picked up her second career win when Harry Bentley rode her to a two and a half length victory over Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle schooled DIESE (General x Divana), who finished second for the second straight time under Jean Baptiste Hamel. Injaaz Stud’s MELK (Munjiz x Florihala) was third under JP Guillambert’s ride.
THOROUGHBRED HANDICAP (Class 4) (85 & below)
Abdulaziz Ali Al Kathiri’s CRISTOFANO ALLORI (Shamardal x Perfect Touch) completed a hat-trick of wins when topping the six furlong sprint on Thursday. Under yet another confident ride from Stephan Ladjadj, who has ridden the colt to all but two of his outings in Qatar this season, the 4yo registered a comfortable win, even as Zuhair Mohsen Zuhair Maki trained TRADING PROFIT (Kheleyf x Avessia) did enough under Marvin Suerland, to edge out Ibrahim Saeed Ibrahim Al Malki schooled MUNIRA EYES (Cape Blanco x Desert Sky), with Tomas Lukasek in the saddle, by a neck for the runner up finish.
LOCAL THOROUGHBRED MAIDEN PLATE (3 Year Olds)
Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s MUSSAFFAH (Kodiac x Look At Lulu) had built on his effort when runner-up over a mile a week ago. On Thursday, running a six furlong sprint, the 3yo led a one-two-three for Champions Trainer Jassim Mohammed Ghazali Jahromi. Ridden by Champion Jockey Harry Bentley, the colt picked up a comfortable victory with two lengths and a quarter to spare, as JP Guillambert rode Injaaz Stud’s BAHI (Lethal Force x Heavenly Whisper) to a second place finish. Another Al Kuwari owned colt, QATE’E (Holy Roman Emperor x Cyber Star) was third on his debut under Tadgh O’Shea.
PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE (4-6yo)
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s KONOUZ (Jaafer ASF x Nisaee) went one better than her last outing to shed her maiden status on her seventh career outing. Ridden by Marc Lerner, Pierre Jehan Andre Deymonaz’s ward stepped up in distance well, going for 2400m for the first time in her career. By the time the 4yo crossed the line, she had four lengths and a quarter to spare, as Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s COURGEON (General x Traviata 10) finished runner up under Jean Baptiste Hamel. Stephan Ladjadj was in the saddle of third-placed EVOLUTION DU CROATE (Dahess x Salsa Du Croate), saddled by Osama Omer Al Dafea.
LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN NOVICE PLATE (QATARI RIDERS ONLY)
Raced only thrice since December 2016, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s EZAAJH (Mared Al Sahra x Iftekhar ASF) seemed to have enough in the tank for 1850m run to shed her maiden status in a fine win under Almotasem Al Balushi. Julian Colin Smart’s ward had made it to the frame last two times, including a third place earlier this month. The 5yo did enough to go past the line a length and a quarter ahead of Umm Qarn’s DAMAS (Mugadir x Kunooz), ridden by Abdulla Hozam Al Marri for trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle. Faleh Bughanaim helmed Mohammed Hussain Afroz trained FANANN (Nizam x Huran ASF) to a third place finish.