August 10, 2013, Deauville, France ~ Prix Manganate – Alban de Mieulle trained Muntasar (Majd Al Arab x Danie Du Cassou) produced a sparkling gallop in the final furlong of the 2,000-metre race to pulverize his five opponents in Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club sponsored Doha Cup (Prix Manganate) held at Deauville racecourse in France on Saturday, 10 August. Sporting the colors of Umm Qarn, Muntasar put it across some really talented horses with a superb display of speed and stamina. Jockey Pier Convertino rode a brilliant race on the winner.
In a small field of six runners, Muntasar was taking on some of the best horses in the business and likely challengers for the Qatar Arabian World Cup to be run in October at Longchamp. This win should put him as a strong contender for the much awaited mega event.
It was double delight for Umm Qarn as Tabarak (Nizam-Altese D’Arocco) took the second place ahead of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Mushrae, who finished a further two lengths ahead of Kahalya Classic winner HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani’s Al Mamun Monlau. Jalobey Racing’s Djarnizam Maamora Mor (Nizam Djarnila Lotoise) was fifth, while Oman Royal Cavalry’s Vulcan Du Clos finished last, seven and a quarter lengths behind the winner.
Cheval Origines Eleveur Propriétaire Entraîneur Jockey
1. MUNTASAR (MajdAlArab x DanieduCassou) SheikAbdullahBinKhalifaAlThani, SheikA.B.K.AlThani, A.deMieulle, P.Convertino
2. TABARAK (Nizam x Altessed’Aroco) SheikAbdullahBinKhalifaAlThani, SheikA.B.K.AlThani , A.deMieulle , O.Peslier
3. MUSHRAE (Munjiz x Djezika) SheikMansoorBinZayed , SheikM.BinZayed, J.-P.Totain, C.Soumillon
4. ALMAMUNMONLAU (Munjiz x SalalahdeMonlau), MmeMarieAngeBourdette, Sheik J.BinHamadAlThani ,J.-F.Bernard, J.-B.Eyquem
5. DJARNIZAMMAAMORA , (Nizam-x DjarnilaLotoise), S.A.R.L.Jalobey, R.Jalobey ,J.deRoualle ,F.Abderrahim