AJS Moaddie wins Jaafer Cup for Al Jeryan Stud
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani crowned the winners of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy (QA GR2) (TB 3-year-old & older) and Jaafer Cup (Far Bend) at Al Rayyan Park on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The ten race card concluded with Al Wasmiyah Farm’s Noor Al Hawa (Makfi x Majestic Roi) landing the QAR 1000000 finale, and Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Moaddie (AF AlBahar x Gabie De Carrere) winning the Jaafer Cup.
Al Jeryan Stud’s AJS Moaddie (AF AlBahar x Gabie De Carrereby Manganate) won a thriller halting a string of near misses since the Qatar bred 5yo won the Qatar Silver Sword in April of 2019. The crack at Jaafer Cup (Far Bend) (Local PA) was also the grey horse’s second attempat the 2000m run, with the Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani saddled horse finishing runner up last year. Ridden by Alberto Sanna, AJS Moaddie held off a threatening challenge by Umm Qarn’s versatile Sealine (Amer x Jaljalah), the Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle trained 6yo who finished second under Ronan Thomas by a neck. A length behind was H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Khatafaynee (AF AlBahar x Fifth), ridden to third by Tomas Lukasek for Julian Colin Smart.
Patrice Alexandre Nicolet’s Barra (Munjiz x Daniah by Al Mouwaffak) won for the first time since February 2019 when the Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle schooled horse won the Harran Local Purebred Arabian Conditions (Far Bend) in a breezy finish. With apprentice rider Ali Khalid Al Mosallam in the saddle, the 7yo was unstoppable racing to a dominant finish with five lengths and a quarter to spare at the post as another De Mieulle ward, Umm Qarn’s Abahat, finished runner up under Ronan Thomas.
Ghali Al Athman ridden by Tomas Lukasek
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Ghali Al Athman (Harran ASF x Al Nefor) had made a promising start to his time in Qatar with a maiden win, followed by promising top three finishes in two handicaps thereafter. Julian Colin Smart trained colt was back in the winner’s circle on Saturday when the grey horse landed the Djendel Local Purebred Arabian Novice Plate (Far Bend) in fine fashion. Ridden by Tomas Lukasek for the fourth straight start, the duo won by a length and a quarter at the post, beating Marco Casamento ridden Muthhil for the victory.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Dawi (Amer x Djamour Des Forges by Tidjani) made a winning debut on Saturday. In the Mared Al Sahra Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate (Far Bend), Julian Colin Smart-trained colt had François Herholdt for company, and despite a wide start to the 2000m race, a fantastic ride put the 3yo grey horse in a great position for the win. Dawi made good use of the advantage on most in the field to win by a length and a quarter in front of Soufiane Saadi ridden Bin Al Tair.
Injaaz Stud’s Fahd De Faust (No Risk Al Maury x Hagnes De Faust by Dormane) had not finished outside the top three since a fifth place finish in the Aziz Asf Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate (Far Bend) last year, even as a win had eluded the Gassim Mohammad Ghazali trained horse. The 5yo finally entered the winner’s circle on the seventh time of asking as Marco Casamento guided the bay horse to a fine win with a length and three quarters to spare in the seven furlong run, with Alberto Sanna ridden Rammah finishing runner up.
After missing out on his first win in his last couple of starts, Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Attiya’s Goldamer (Amer x Nacree Al Maury) finally stepped into the winner’s circle on Saturday. Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle’s ward landed the Asraa Min Albarq Purebred Arabian Handicap (70-90) with a dominant display. The 4yo was helmed by Soufiane Saadi who was in the saddle in a C&D outing earlier this month too. This time there was no stopping the duo on the home straight in the mile long run as Goldamer breezed past the post for a five length win.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. Photos: Juhaim/QREC
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