Ghali Al Athman made a spectacular debut

Ghali Al Athman ridden by Tomas Lukasek

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s GHALI AL ATHMAN (Harran ASF x Al Nefor) made a spectacular debut in Qatar on Wednesday October 28.

The Qatar-bred colt, trained by Julian Colin Smart, had Tomas Lukasek in the saddle in the PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE. The 1700m run saw the duo move on the outside and then pick up pace coming off the bend. They steadily took the advantage on the home straight winning by three lengths to spare.

Nasser Saeed Al Eida’s ANEES (Jaafer ASF x Dixie Darlene) had not entered the winner’s enclosure at the Al Rayyan Park since December 2017.

Anees ridden by Saleh Salem Al Marri

That changed on Wednesday, when Gassim Mohammad Ghazali’s ward topped the PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP (70 & below) on dirt. The 1700m run was a step up from the six furlong sprint a week ago but Qatari rider Saleh Salem Al Marri was always in control astride the gelding as they took the advantage on top of the home straight and then held on for a win by one and a quarter length victory.

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club / Photos: Juhaim-QREC


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