Thursday, December 6, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy Day
The P/A Handicap saw Al Mizan (Vert Duzan x Nevada De Cardonne) trained by G. Mikhalides and ridden by Sylvain Ruis take the win in a field of ten in the time of 1:46:00. Al Mizan started from gate 10 and took the lead in the last 300m, chased home by the Alban de Mieulle trained, Qabas, under Pat Convertino, able to finish up second by just over a length. Ghazaili, trained by Y. Bentaher with David Badel up took third in the 1600 m race. Al Mizan is owned by Sheikha Abdullah Bin Mishal Bin Hamad Al Thani.
In the L/B P/A Stakes it was the Alban de Mieulle filly, Shakeemah (Amer x Zibieh) ridden by David Bouland that led the pack home. Starting from Gate 5 and settling early at the back of the pack, she moved up on the outside at 600m, and at 300m took the lead and ran for home, besting stablemate, Faria, ridden by P Convertino by a length and a half. Shakeemah won the 1600m race in a time of 1:45:05. David Bouland has been the principal rider for the steadily improving 4 yr old in the colors of Umm Qarn.
Nasir Al Naif ridden by David Badel and trained by Y Bentaher followed into third with another two lengths in the eight horse field.
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