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Dawi wins Ain Sinan Cup

Dawi wins Ain Sinan Cup

27-01-24
Mohamed Saad

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The H.E. Sheikha Iman bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani-owned Dawi (FR) (Amer x Djamour Des Forges) made up for his runner-up finish last time, winning the day’s feature of the Ain Sinan Cup Day conducted on dirt at Al Uqda Racecourse on Saturday, 27th January 2024. The seven-year-old horse took the 2000m Class 2 Purebred Arabian Open Race by three quarters of a length for trainer Rudy Nerbonne, completing a treble on the day for the in-form jockey Lukas Delozier. The Ahmed Hassan Al Malki Al Jehani-owned and Hamad Al-Jehani-trained Alhafar (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau) finished second under jockey Szczepan Mazur. The Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohamed F N Al-Thani-owned and Mohammed Salama Ashour-trained finished a further length behind in third under jockey Jefferson Smith. QREC Racing Manager, Abdulla Rashid Al Kubaisi, crowned the winners.

Kyleiba At
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The first of seven races, the 1300m Class 6 Local Thoroughbred Maiden Plate for four-to-six-year olds, was taken by the Al Thumama Racing-owned Kyleiba At (QA) (Cable Bay x Kylea) for trainer Mohammed Hussain Afroz. Under jockey Carlos Henrique, the six-year-old mare kicked on in the final stages of the straight and held on towards the line to break her maiden tag by three quarters of a length. It was a good reward for bay mare following her placed finished in her previous three starts. The Abdulrahman Mohammed Abdulwahed-owned and trained Neshan (QA) (Redback) took the minor honours comfortably under jockey Tejash Juglall as the four-year-old gelding was one and a half lengths ahead of the nearest rival behind him. The Al Hajaj Stud-owned and Hamad Al-Jehani-trained Nahar (QA) (Charm Spirit) completed the frame in third under jockey Szczepan Mazur.

Heater
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The Mohammed Abdulhadi S Al-Hajri-owned Heater (IRE) (No Nay Never x Weekend Fling) proved the best in the 1300m Class 6 Thoroughbred Maiden Plate for three-year-olds, registering a victory for trainer Gassim Ghazali. Ridden by Lukas Delozier, the brown colt extended well once into the clear and won comfortably by three and a half lengths. The son of No Nay Never has a win and four placed finished in six-career starts, including four in Qatar. The Al Ghazali Stud-owned and Nasser Ghazali-trained Timbuktoo (GB) (Oasis Dream) finished runner-up under jockey Alberto Sanna. Two and a half lengths behind him was the Yousuf Ebrahim Y E Al-Mahmoud-owned and Hamad Al-Jehani-trained (Laabbij) (FR) (Acclamation), who finished third under jockey Szczepan Mazur.

Al Kazim
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The Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohamed F N Al-Thani-owned Al Kazim (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau x Gaswa) knocked on the door with several placed finishes in nine-career starts and was finally rewarded with a comfortable two-and-a-quarter-length victory in the 1300m Class 6 Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate for four-year-olds and older. The four-year-old trainee of Mohammed Salama Ashour was ridden to his first success by jockey Jefferson Smith. The Ali Saeed Ali A Al Naimi-owned and Mohammed Ghazali-trained Belgaro (FR) (AF AlBahar) was the runner up under Hamed Al Busaidi, but was far much in front away from the nearest rival behind him as he put nine and a half lengths clear between him the nearest runner behind. The Khalifa bin Sheail KH J Al Kuwari-owned and Julian Smart-trained Al Mosayterah (FR) (Al Mourtajez) finished third under jockey Samuel Legrix.

Valdarann
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The Abdulrahman Batal A A Al-Otibi-owned and Mohammed Ali Al Saaq-trained Valdarann (FR) (Siyouni x Valdaya) went one better than his previous run to win the Class 5 Thoroughbred Handicap for three-year-old and older horses rated 0-75, a 1300m race for Qatari riders only. Under jockey Abdulla Rashid Al-Mansoori, the six-year-old gelding took the race by two lengths. The Khalid Abdulaziz A A Al- Kuwari-owned and trained Zero Mostel (GB) (No Nay Never) finished second under jockey Rashid Ali Al-Marri. The Khalifa Saif A R Al-Kubaisi-owned and Mohammed Ghazali-owned Hackman (IRE) (Mehmas), who broke from the widest barrier, finished third as he was a furtehr half a length behind under jockey Saleh Faraj Al-Otaibi.

Dohah
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There was another wide margin in the 1300m Class 5 Local Thoroughbred Handicap for four-year-old and older horses rated 30-50. It was the Sheikh Faisal bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani-trained and Mohamed Khaled Elahmed-trained Dohah (QA) (Dragon Pulse x Real Cat), who stamped her mark on the race with a three-and-a-half-length victory in the hands of jockey Lukas Delozier, who scored his second win on the day. The Raey Al Hessan Racing-owned and Mubarak Zayed Al Awami-trained Hazm Al Uraiq (QA) (Mandour) was the runner-up under jockey Saleh Salem Al-Marri. The Sharq Stud-owned and M. Al Sulaiti-trained Majhool Al Zaeem (QA) (Hockney) finished further two lengths behind in third under jockey Abdelkabir Benlarbi.

Solitary Trees
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The penultimate race, the Class 4 Thoroughbred Handicap for four-year-old and older horses rated 65-85 saw a sharp shift in terms of the winning margin with the Nibras Racing Syndicate-owned and Abdulla Al-Mulla-owned Solitary Trees (IRE) (Churchill x Its All For Luck) having to battle for his first win this season. The four-year-old gelding eventually managed to win the 2200m race by a head with Ivan Rossi in the saddle. The close runner-up was the Abdulaziz Saleh M A Al-Otaibi-owned and Hadi Al Ramzani-trained Overrule (IRE) (New Bay) and he was ridden by Olivier D'Andigne. The Injaaz Stud-owned and Gassim Ghazali-trained Mahthouf (IRE) (Zoffany) finished further three quarters of a length behind in third under jockeySamuel Legrix.