The six-year-old son of Tidjani was held in the back of the field and was always going well before he was shaken and did all the work when it mattered in the concluding stages to lead by two lengths close home. Kentauer Kossak took second place honours and behind them came Sayf.
The race has attracted a quality field of ten runners representing Germany, Switzerland, France and other parts of the world to battle it to the wire in the 11th round of the competition which was open for four-year-olds and above over 3000 metres in the Euro 3000 competition.
Meanwhile, seven horses have been declared to make the line up for Saturday's 12th round of the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Race in Ferndale CA. The race will be run on dirt and carries a total purse of $5000 in prizemoney.
Ms Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and head of IFAHR ladies racing said: “The 11thround of the series registered a great success and represented a strong platform for displaying the qualities of this noble creature. I’m truly delighted to see a young lady jockey beating the professionals which means that the series is a very good opportunity to discover the stars of the future.”
“We are all excited to see the small owners and breeds from different parts of the world bringing their horses to take part in the Wathba Stud Farm Cup races thanks to the initiative of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the backing and encouragem ent of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the UAE.
The race was held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Race Festival and organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs to promote the Arabian horse and support small breeders and owners around Europe and elsewhere, alongside the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society and IFAHR, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Invest AD, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Mauzan, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, the UAE's General Women's Union, the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2012, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.