Guil­lam­bert stars as Scud­ding tops Qatar Cup

Jockey rides four win­ners on the day in­clud­ing the fea­ture-top­per

Gulf Times Sport - - SPORT - By Sports Re­porter

JP Guil­lam­bert rounded up a great per­for­mance in the sad­dle with four vic­to­ries, guid­ing Mo­hamed Riyaz-sad­dled Scud­ding to vic­tory in the Qatar Cup at the Al Rayyan Park yes­ter­day.

The Thor­ough­bred Con­di­tions event for fil­lies and mares, yes­ter­day’s 1,700m fea­ture on dirt, saw Guil­lam­bert, rid­ing in the colours of Khal­ifa bin Sheail al-Kuwari, guide the fouryear-old to a com­fort­able vic­tory ahead of Marvin Suer­land­helmed Tea Leaf, who locked out the top two spots for the trainer.

Harry Bent­ley was astride Jas­sim Mo­hamed Ghaz­ali-trained Hill­side Dream to third.

Ghaz­ali com­bined with Guil­lam­bert for his two vic­to­ries ear­lier in the day.

Ghaz­ali’s se­cond vic­tory of the day was a one-two with Guil­lam­bert-helmed Yaar­men, owned by Sha­heen bin Khalid Sha­heen al-Ghanim, win­ning the 1900m Thor­ough­bred Grad­u­a­tion Plate event, three quar­ters of a length ahead of Bent­ley and his ride, Perigee.

Guil­lam­bert even rode Ghaz­ali’s Take A Nap to his maiden vic­tory.

Scud­ding was Riyaz’s se­cond win­ner of the day after Shaza Al Su­laimi reg­is­tered her first ca­reer win, also with Guil­lam­bert as her part­ner.

Faleh Bughanaim, after com­ing close on the first two days of the sea­son, snapped up two vic­to­ries in quick suc­ces­sion, rid­ing AJS Al Ruwais to vic­tory in the Pure­bred Ara­bian Hand­i­cap event for horses rated 70 and below, be­fore lead­ing a Qatari onetwo in the Lo­cal Thor­ough­bred Hand­i­cap event for horses rated 75 and below astride San­daan.

Hadi Nasser al-Ramzani’s ward, AJS Al Ruwais, edged out Riyaz’s charge, Fawwaz by half a length at the post, be­fore Ab­dulla Sul­tan Ahmed al-Jabir­sad­dled San­daan beat Al Ay­yar, rid­den by an­other Qatari jockey Rashid Ali al-Marri, by one and a half lengths.

An­other rider, who had a dou­ble on the day, was Anas alSeyabi, who after guid­ing Khat Al Nar to his maiden vic­tory in the first race of the card, helmed Ibrahim al-Malki’s Vic­tory Lau­rel as the geld­ing topped the penul­ti­mate race of the day, the 1,100m Class 2 Thor­ough­breds event.

Al-Ramzani too com­pleted his dou­ble when To­mas Lukasek rode Ti­jan to vic­tory in the Thor­ough­bred Hand­i­cap event for horses rated 75 and below.

Al­ban de Mieulle-schooled Ak­mar, owned by Umm Qarn, topped one of the four maiden races of the day.


Race 1: 1. Khat Al Nar (Anas al-Seyabi), 2. Al Huwailah (Harry Bent­ley), 3. Shaman Bu Thaila (Jimmy Quinn), 4. Sharhan Az­zam (Faleh Bughanaim). Won by: 7 ¾, 2 ¼, 2. Time: 1:12.85. Owner: Subaiya Awad Ibrahim. Trainer: Mo­hamed Khaled Elahmed.

Race 2: 1. Take A Nap (JP Guil­lam­bert), 2. Ac­claimed Dancer (Ad­nan Hawa), 3. Al­masah (Stephan Lad­jadj), 4. Qian­long (Harry Bent­ley). Won by: 7 ¾,

1 ½, ¾. Time: 1:11.82. Owner: Ab­dul­lah Mo­hamed al-Kuwari Sons. Trainer: Jas­sim Mo­hamed Ghaz­ali.

Race 3: 1. Ak­mar (Ro­nan Thomas), 2. Fawwaz Al Sha­jaa (Rashid Ali al-Marri), 3. Wishah (Harry Bent­ley), 4. Broog Ste­fa­nia (Saleem Go­lam). Won by: 1

¼, 3 ½, 13. Time: 1:19.88. Owner: Umm Qarn. Trainer: Al­ban de Mieulle.

Race 4: 1. Shaza Al Su­laimi

(JP Guil­lam­bert), 2. Jaza­lah (Ro­nan Thomas), 3. Alanoud (Jean Bap­tiste Hamel), 4. Ya­nar (Harry Bent­ley). Won by: ¾, 10,

6. Time: 2:00.97. Owner: Jassem Mo­hamed al-Badi. Trainer: Mo­hamed Riyaz.

Race 5: 1. Yaar­men (JP Guil­lam­bert), 2. Perigee (Harry Bent­ley), 3. Com­rade in Arms (Saleem Go­lam),

4. Al­mak­fee (Marco Casa­mento). Won by: ¾, 7, 1 ½. Time: 2:02.87. Owner: Sha­heen bin Khalid Sha­heen al-Ghanim. Trainer: Jas­sim Mo­hamed Ghaz­ali.

Race 6: 1. AJS Al Ruwais (Faleh Bughanaim), 2. Fawwaz (JP Guil­lam­bert), 3. Udai Al Wa­jba (Harry Bent­ley), 4. AJS Al Maha (To­mas Lukasek). Won by: ½, 1

¼, 1 ½. Time: 2:01.28. Owner: Al Jeryan Stud. Trainer: Hadi Nasser al-Ramzani.

Race 7: 1. San­daan (Faleh Bughanaim), 2. Al Ay­yar (Rashid Ali al-Marri), 3. The Shark (Marco Casa­mento), 4. Al Khazileah (JP Guil­lam­bert). Won by: 1 ½, Shd, No. Time: 1:52.91. Owner: Ahmed Sul­tan Ahmed al-Jabir. Trainer: Ab­dulla Sul­tan Ahmed al-Jabir.

Race 8: 1. Ti­jan (To­mas Lukasek),

2. Magic Line (Rashid Ali alMarri), 3. Law­less Louis (Jean Bap­tiste Hamel), 4. Greyscape (Jimmy Quinn). Won by: Nk, 1 ¾, ½. Time: 1:12.17. Owner: Nasser Owaida Salem al-Ha­jri. Trainer: Hadi Nasser al-Ramzani.

Race 9: 1. Vic­tory Lau­rel (Anas al-Seyabi), 2. Cristo­fano Al­lori (Stephan Lad­jadj), 3. My Sharona (Marco Casa­mento), 4. Re­ced­ing Waves (JP Guil­lam­bert). Won by: Nk, 1 ¾, ¾. Time: 1:04.76. Owner: Ibrahim al-Malki. Trainer: Ibrahim al-Malki.

Race 10: 1. Scud­ding (JP Guil­lam­bert), 2. Tea Leaf (Marvin Suer­land), 3. Hill­side Dream (Harry Bent­ley), 4. Festive (Marco Casa­mento). Won by: 1 ½, 1 ¼, ¾. Time: 1:51.09. Owner: Khal­ifa bin Sheail al-Kuwari. Trainer: Mo­hamed Riyaz.

JP Guil­lam­bert rides Scud­ding to vic­tory in the Qatar Cup yes­ter­day.


Al Shaqab Eques­trian Fa­cil­ity Ex­pert Ma­jid Nasser al-Kaabi (cen­tre) presents the owner’s tro­phy to Khal­ifa bin Sheail al-Kuwari after Scud­ding won the Qatar Cup at the Qatar Rac­ing and Eques­trian Club’s Al Rayyan Park yes­ter­day.

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