April 30, 2014, Doha ~ In the opening event of the day, West De Faust (Madjani x Miss Ginioux) clinched an exciting victory over Dominicus in the Pure Arabian Maiden Plate. The Mohammed Hussain trained West De Faust finally shed his maiden status in its seventh start.
Bustawi Ismail trained Saint De Faust (Dormane x Brume Correzienne) was a runaway winner of the Pure Arabian Handicap for horses rated 40 to 70 race run over 1,800 metres with Jockey Almotasem Al Balushi astride. Al Khattaf and Ashkal took the second and third places respectively.
Ghazali trained Hab Reeh Hatteen x Quinquinna)dominated the race to win the Local Bred Pure Arabian Advanced Plate. Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari owned Hab Reeh was ridden confidently by jockey Declan Cannon for a pillar to post finish victory. Thawi came with a spirited bid but found the winner too good on the day.
Al Jeryan’s Stud’s Aseer was brilliantly ridden by jockey O’ Shea to a thrilling victory over Majd in the Ras Laffan Cup, a Local Thoroughbred Conditions race run over 1900 meters.The duo fought a grueling battle in the final furlong but it was Aseer who edged out Majd to win by a short head. Qadir and Uqab completed the 2, 3 frame.
Salem Al Hajri trained Blue Twister was ridden by jockey Adnan Hawa to a comfortable victory in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate. After racing a handy second behind Thameen, Blue Twister surged ahead in the final 100 meters to win by two lengths.
Mohammed Majeed trained Big Gees (Marvin Suerland up) was a pillar to post winner of the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated 0 to 60. Maliha was a faraway second while Barzan came with a late dash to finish third.
Jassim Al Ghazali trained Rising Dawn scored a convincing victory in the Thoroughbred Handicap for horses rated60 to 80. Jockey Richard Mullen settled Rising Dawn in the mid bunch till the bend and started to move up steadily. Once put into top gear, Rising Dawn took charge and kicked on well to win by five lengths.