Jamaiel, Goldamer, Ginkeau, AJS Al Aredh, Hilona D’id and Ghanayem shine in Doha
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Jamaiel (Dahess x Amandine De Ghazal) played no role in the Gr3 Qatar Derby last month but bounced back over C&D on turf on Thursday, January 14. In the Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate (Div 1), Julian Colin Smart trained filly once again partnered with Tomas Lukasek and the 4yo entered the winner’s circle for the first time in her career after winning the miler with two and a half lengths to spare.
Mohammed Bin Fahad Al Attiya’s Goldamer (Amer x Nacree Al Maury) raced to a double when the 5yo landed his second straight handicap over C&D on Thursday, January 14. Helmed by Soufiane Saad for the third straight outing, the Alban Elie De Mieulle trained grey horse had the advantage at the business end of the mile long Purebred Arabian Handicap (95 & below) with Marco Casamento ridden Maghamir Des Forges close behind. Goldamer however held on for a fine with with three quarters of a length to spare.
Osama Omer Al Dafea’s Ginkeau (Divamer x Eauvation Des Cedres) had strung together a promising run of results including fifth place finishes in two Group 2 runs in the last month. On Thursday, the grey horse entered the longest run of his time in Qatar, the 2250m Purebred Arabian Novice Plate, with Alberto Sanna in the saddle for only the second time. Almost two and a half minutes later, the duo had gone past the post one and a half lengths ahead of the rivals, adding to Ginkeau’s six furlong maiden victory in March last year.
Al Ghazali Stud’s AJS Al Aredh (Majd Al Arab x Karreema) registered his second career win when the 6yo bagged the Purebred Arabian Claiming Race (60-90) in a thrilling finish. Helmed by Saleh Salem Al Marri in the seven furlong race, Mohammed Ghazali trained gelding had last won over C&D in October of 2019, and on Thursday, managed to hold off a spirited challenge from Rashid Ali Al Marri ridden Seddik at the business end of the race to win by half a length. Trainer Mohamed Khaled Elahmed claimed the sixth placed Full Risk De Lassos for QR 40,000 after the race.
Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari’s Hilona D’id (Mister Ginoux x Chine Orientale) had finished midfield twice over C&D last month but on Thursday, the filly shed her maiden status on her third start. Helmed by Qatari jockey Meteb Ali Al Marri in the Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate (Div 2) (4-6yos), the Mohammed Hussain Afroz trained 4yo made good use of her weight advantage (51.5kgs) to win the mile long run with three and a half lengths to spare.
Abdullah Bin Ali Bin Khalifa Al Attiya’s Ghanayem (AF AlBahar x Hebob Al Naif) was well held in the Oaks last month on only her second outing. However, Owaida Salem Al Hajri trained mare made amends in comfortable fashion when she topped the Local Purebred Arabian Maiden Plate (Fillies & Mares). Helmed by Qatari jockey Meteb Ali Al Marri in the 1850m race; Ghanayem won by two lengths and three quarters to shed her maiden status.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. Photos: Juhaim/QREC
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