Raihan wins the President of the UAE Cup in Baden-Baden (Gr2 P/A) 

Ten horses competed for the richest purse of PA in Germany; €40,000 set for The President of the UAE Cup (Group 2 PA) in Baden-Baden in a 2000-meter contest on turf for horses aged four and above.

As the runners jumped from the start, it was Izz who hit the front with Andreas Suborics on board and kept on dictating the affairs till the final turn, but couldn’t sustain the drive of fast finishers at the head of the stretch. The favourite Qatari raider Raihan, patiently ridden by Gerald Avranche, was kept close fourth to the leaders Poulain Kossack and Bachi Bouzouk.

At the two furlong marker Raihan, trained by Alban de Mieulle, started a burst of acceleration that enabled him to reel in the front runners in the final furlong and move further to score a 2 length victory over the runner-up from Holland Poulain Kossack, who finished ahead of Athlete Del So in the third position.
(05/06/2011)