The Emir’s Sword and Trophies Day has now moved to Thursday 7 March 2013
14th February 2013, Doha ~Brouq Cup Day ~The 35th day of Racing
Iftekhar ASF won the Fillies and Mares Stakes over Raheel and Mogida. The Julian Smart trained 7 yr old by Amer out of Arc De Ciel was ridden to the 1400m wire by Richard Mullen in a time of 1:34:05. The mare, traveling behind the leaders, put on the burners in the stretch and overtook her stablemate and full sister, Raheel, under the hands of Darren Williams, in the final strides. Mogida with Pat Covertino up settled in for third.
Shaklan lived up to his past performance of a week ago over the longer distance of 1500m in the Rated 40-70 Handicap, again under the hands of Richard Mullen. The grey Burning Sand colt took the outside in the stretch, quickly passing 6 horses on his way to the finish line. He is trained by Julian Smart and finished in a time of 1:39:05. Barwa under Stephan Ladjadj finished 2nd and Al Mostarsil was third with Gerald Avranche in the saddle.
AJS Fath Elkheir (Amer x Aicha Du Berlais)won the Maiden Plate for mares and fillies over a field of 16 others in the time of 1:32:50 for the 1400m trip. Taking the lead in the final strides, she pulled ahead of the battling Waad under David Bouland, and won by a head. Waad is trained by Umm Qarn’s, Alban de Mieulle. Sodouh Al Naif under Stephen Ladjadj made it in for third.
Sraab took the win for the 1850m Maiden Plate over Majd, 2nd and Uqab, third. Sraab (High Chaparral x Marie Dora), trained by Jassim Ghazali for Mohammed Bin Ali Al Attiya, was ridden to the wire by Gerald Avranche.
The 34th day’s six races were held under the patronage of the President of Qatar Statistics Authority, HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al Thani.
In the Pure Arabian Restricted Stakes, Mohammed Hamad Al Attiya nurtured El Zouarda (Dormane x El Ouarda) had to battle hard to win over Hariir by a ‘neck’ length over 1,900 metres. It was a thrilling contest between Marvin Suerland-ridden El Zouarda and Darren Williams-driven Hariir. Gayth was third.
Umm Qarn owned Waddah (Nizam x Al Hanoof )was back in winners’ circle by claiming the Local Bred Pure Arabian Handicap race for horses rated 40 and below. She had taken the Maiden on January 9 for 1200m. Pier Convertino, again in the saddle, took Waddah on a start-to-finish mission over 1100 metres. The final verdict was three lengths in favor of Alban de Mieulle’s trainee. The trip was completed in a time of one minute and 14 seconds.
Earlier, the day’s proceedings opened with Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. Mohammed Hussain schooled Sibeh (Mared Al Sahra x Las Hies De Carrere) won with Ander Elliot in the saddle for the 1100m trip in a field of 14.