11 March 2020,Doha, Qatar
~After a few hiccups, Al Ghazali Stud’s AJS WATHANAN (Amer x Mangaline Du Loup) picked up a fine victory, third of his season so far, in the RODAT AL MAIDA CUP (Local Purebred Arabian Conditions) on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.
The feature race on dirt saw Anas Al Seyabi guide the Gassim Mohammad Ghazali trained gelding to a two-length and a quarter victory, handing Umm Qarn’s Sealine (Amer x Jaljalah), ridden by Ronan Thomas for Alban Elie Marie De Mieulle, his second straight runner up finish. Al Moatasem Al Balushi guided Mohammed Riyaz Ibrahim Kasim trained SAA’D (Burning Sand x Mataleb ASF) to a close third in the 1700m run.
Qatari rider Saleh Salem Al-Marri raced his second winner of the day in the penultimate race of the meeting with Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalid Bin Nasser Al Thani’s Hazm Al Sulaimi (TM Fred Texas x Hasna) topping the Purebred Arabian Conditions in thrilling fashion. The jockey was astride Gassim Mohammad Ghazali’s ward for the first time and the two did well to outpace Ronan Thomas ridden Barra by a nose at the post.