Nashmi wins Al Wajba Cup again - four winners for Umm Qarn 

Trainer Alban de Mieulle saddles four winners for Umm Qarn and our horses shows a great performance today: 1 - 8 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 1.

The first winner was Majeed, who triumphed with Gaetan Faucon in the saddle in the L/B P/A Maiden Plate over 1600 metres.

It was followed by Mujidd in the P/A handicap rated 0-60. In the Thorougbred handicap rated 65-85 slammed Firdous on the line and secured the victory with a head advantage. The two horses were ridden by Pierantonio Convertino.

After 2013, Nashmi won the Al Wajba Cup again. The six year old colt was brilliantly ridden by Gaetan Faucon to an impressive victory in the race of the day.
Rapid Nashmi charges to Al Wajba Cup win again

Nashmi yesterday produced an impressive run to claim the Al Wajba Cup for the second time in a row in the 1850m contest at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) here. Ridden by Gaetan Faucon and trained by A de Mieulle, Nashmi emerged a runaway winner ahead of Julian Smart-trained Hariir and Qabas on a chilly evening at the QREC. Owned by Umm Qarn, Nashmi broke free of the five-rider bunch at the last bend before deliberately slowing at the end to claim the top prize of QR100,000. It was Faucon's second win of the evening following a victory in race two at the QREC where Pier Convertino celebrated a hat-trick of wins.

Firdous put up a feisty show as jockey Convertino celebrated a hat-trick of wins by topping the field in the Thoroughbred Handicap. Timing his late surge well, Fridous edged Janoub Nibras and Tortoni to claim the top prize of QR60,000. Janoub Nibras - ridden by Marvin Suerland - finished second while Tortino had to settle for the third spot.

Convertino - within a space of a few minutes - won his second successive race when he combined with Mujidd to nail the 1400m race that had attracted 15 riders. Four-year-old Mujidd was gallantly guided to the winning post by Convertino who had also nailed race four. Mujidd won ahead of Rassan - who was ridden by Bentley - and Waad, who had Faucon in the saddle.

In an earlier race, Convertino produced his first win of the day when he stole the show with five-year-old Mutawasal, who topped the 1600m race ahead of Zahrah and Mustabseel. A popular rider at the QREC, Convertino timed his final surge well to win with a time of 1:39.92 as Zahrah- ridden by Faucon - finished second while Mustabseel - who had Avranche in the saddle - ended in third spot.

In race two, Majeed thrilled owners Umm Qarn, galloping to the 1600m race win with a time of 1:49.04. Ridden by Faucon, Majeed finished one-and-half length ahead of Refaal - who had Sanna in the saddle - and Jubail who was ridden by Almotasem Balushi.
Video Nashmi »      Video Majeed »      Video Mujidd »      

Video Firdous »      Video Zahrah »      Video Pupil »      

(25/12/2015)