23 October 2014 ~ In the second week of the season at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Hassan Al Matwi’s La Hoor (Burning Sand – Pettra), confidently ridden by jockey Marco Monteriso, made a fluent victory in the Ushrayiq Cup. The Local Bred Pure Arabian Conditions race was the highlight of the sand track races at the Racing and Equestrian Club held on Wednesday, 22 October. Al Majd was a faraway second ahead of Tuyoorna, while Hab Reeh completed the frame. La Hoor was back in style after an erratic season.
Ahmed Koobeissi saddled Ladys Sandman (Burning Sand x MW Scarlet Lady) with Salim Golam up put up a dominating performance to win the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate in taking style. After hitting the front from the word ‘go’, Kobeissi’s trainee was in no danger of being caught as he cantered away to a win by a distance from Diominicus and Kafo Al Jazeera.
Hamad Bin Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al Attiya owned Muhim (Amer x Temptayshuhn) with Declan Cannon up kept at bay the challenge of stablemate Zallal to win the Pure Arabian Handicap for horses rated 60 and below. TM Tasha Tiki finished third ahead of Ras Al Qimmah. The winner was trained by Jassim Al Ghazali.
Abdullah Hassan Ali Abdulmalik owned Nawarah was ridden by Gary Carter to a five-length victory over Ridge Wood Dani in the Thoroughbred Handicap horses rated 45 to 65. Ibrahim Al Malki trained Nawarah finished on strongly thwarting the challenge of Ridge Wood Dani, who just about held off the spirited bid of Sejalaat and Sunley Pride.
Shaheen Bin Khalid Shaheen Al Ghanim owned Late Debate was another fluent winner of the day. Late Debate gave its trainer, Ghazali, his second win of the day with a commanding performance in the Thoroughbred Handicap horses rated 70 to 90. Power Punch finished second ahead of Ashamaly.
Khalifa Bin Ali Al Attiya owned Captain Cleo was ridden to victory by jockey Yanis Aoaubed in the Thoroughbred Conditions race run over 1100 meters. Twentyfourseven was one length behind second, while Bretherton and Desert Colours finished third and fourth respectively. This was the third win for trainer Ghazali.
Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari owned Botanic Garden gave trainer Ghazali his fourth win of the day. Jockey Stephan Ladjadj’s strong finish enabled Botanic Garden to stave off the spirited bid of My Shorana to win the Thoroughbred Conditions race, run over 1100 meters by a head. Sand Boy and Kohala finished third and fourth respectively.
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