Al Shaqab Racing’s Al Naama leads one-two in Umm Bab Cup
Al Shaqab Racing’s AL NAAMA (Majd Al Arab x Entisar) led a one-two for the colours and trainer Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle in the UMM BAB CUP (Purebred Arabians) at the turf track of Al Rayyan Park on October 22. In the mile long feature, the 6yo mare had Soufiane Saadi for company for only the second time in her career and the two kept their 100 % win record intact together. Having won over C&D twice earlier in 2020, Al Naama beat stablemate GTNAH (TM Fred Texas x Mayada), ridden by Ronan Thomas, with a length and a quarter to spare. Osama Omer Al Dafea’s GINKEAU (Divamer x Eauvation Des Cedres) rounded the top three under Alberto Sanna.
Injaaz Stud’s DALILAK (Dahess x Amsara D’Aroco) had made it to the frame thrice out of five starts coming into Thursday’s race, including a runner up finish over C&D 10 months ago. In the LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (85 & below), with Alberto Sanna in the saddle, the Mohammed Riyaz Ibrahim Kasim trained colt stayed his course coming out of Gate 1 in the four-strong field to win by three quarters of a length.
Al Jeryan Stud debutantes AJS BEIRUT (AF AlBahar x Miss Ginioux) and AJS Berline swept the top two spots in the LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIANS (3-Year-Old Fillies Only) in thrilling fashion leaving the rest of the competition far behind. Rashid Al Ali saddled AJS Beirut had Alexander Reznikov for company and the business end of the seven furlong run saw the duo in the company of stablemate AJS Berline, ridden by Killian Reznikov, locked in a duel that the former won by a quarter of a length.
Mohammed Nasser Al Naimi’s VEVERKA PY (Nizam x Di Amantina Py) made full use of his weight advantage to shed his maiden status on his fifth career outing. Armed with a third place finish on Doha debut last week over C&D, the 3yo had Killian Leonard for company in the miler on turf on Thursday, and the duo did enough to edge out Saleh Salem Al Marri ridden Fahd De Faust for a short head victory in the PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club / Photos: Juhaim-QREC
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