Dou­ble de­light for al-Emadi

Gulf Times Sport - - SPORT - By Sports Re­porter

It was dou­ble de­light for Khalid Mo­hamed al-Emadi af­ter he scooped two wins at the third leg of the Hathab na­tional eques­trian se­ries yes­ter­day. The Qatar rider was in fine form at Al Shaqab as he claimed the Big Tour and Open class ti­tles.

The 24-year-rider strode out on his mount Fiji, an eight-year-old bay geld­ing, in the Big Tour and cleared the 1.30/.145m fences with ease to top times in both the rou­tine and jump-off. Al-Emadi clocked 81.20secs and 41.09secs re­spec­tively to fin­ish with fastest times.

This was af­ter he had pi­loted 15-yearold bay mare Dolce Vita to vic­tory in the Open Class as he topped the One round against the clock (1.15/1.25m) event with a best time of 56.88secs.

Given Emadi’s dom­i­nance, it was a tough act to catch up but Cyrine Cherif on her trusted mount Ger­lin VD Waterkant did im­pres­sively well with fault­less runs and time of 79.37secs and 42.43secs in the jump-off to claim the run­ners-up place in the Big Tour.

Mo­hamed Said Haidan on Casanova fin­ished third clock­ing 42.56secs in the jump-off.

In the Open class, Ghanim Nasser alQadi rid­ing Jalieny Dia­mant was sec­ond in 58.05secs, while Ab­dul­lah Ali al-Ajeil on Wadi Rum DH third with 59.99secs.

Among the Fu­ture Rid­ers, in the Op­ti­mum Time (85/100cm) class, Saoud Ab­dulla al-Kubaisi (on Se­lest); was the win­ner in 53.75secs, while Sheikh Khalid bin Ali al-Thani (Lough­na­tousa Rafa) came sec­ond in 49.99secs. Sul­tan Nasser al-Bader rid­ing Funny Thing fin­ished third.

In the One round against the clock (70/85cm) event, Ab­du­laziz Khalid alBukhari on Dusty Moon (Shakira) emerged on top, fol­lowed by Ab­dul­hadi Salah Alyafei (Friedrichshof Dark Dream) and Ab­dulla Fahad al-Ru­maihi (Ike­bana Des Hayettes).


Big Tour: Ta­ble A, One round with JumpOff, Art. 238.2.2 (130/145cm); Prize-money QR35,000

1. Khalid Mo­hamed al-Emadi (Fiji); Faults: 0; Time:81.20secs; Jump-off: Faults: 0; Time: 41.09secs; Prize:QR8,750

2. Cyrine Cherif (Ger­lin VD Waterkant); 0; 79.37secs; 0; 42.43secs; QR7,000.

3. Mo­hamed Said Haidan (Casanova); 0; 83.94secs; 0; 42.56secs; QR5,250

Open Class: Ta­ble A, One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 (115/125cm); Prize­money QR15,000

1. Khalid Mo­hamed al-Emadi (Dolce Vita); Faults: 0; Time: 56.88secs’ Prize: QR3,750

2. Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi (Jalieny Dia­mant Z); 0; 58.05secs; QR3,000

3. Ab­dul­lah Ali al-Ajeil (Wadi Rum DDH); 0; 59.99secs; QR2,250

Fu­ture Rid­ers: Op­ti­mum Time (85/100cm)

1. Saoud ab­dulla al-Kubaisi (Se­lest); 0; 53.75secs

2. Sheikh Khalid bin Ali al-Thani (Lough­na­tousa Rafa); 0; 49.99secs

3. Sul­tan Nasser al-Bader (Funny Thing); 0; 49.26secs

Fu­ture Rid­ers | Ta­ble A, One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 | 70/85cm 1. Ab du laz­izKh al­ida l-Bukh ari( Dusty Moon (Shakira)) 2. Ab­dul had iS ala hA ly afei( Friedrich sh of Dark Dream) 3. Ab dull a Fa had al-Rum ai hi( Ike ban a Des Hay et t es ).

Khalid Mo­hamed al-Emadi astride Fiji cel­e­brates af­ter win­ning the Big Tour class dur­ing the third leg of the Hathab na­tional eques­trian se­ries at Al Shaqab yes­ter­day. At bot­tom, Saoud ab­dulla al-Kubaisi rides Se­lest to vic­tory in the Fu­ture Rid­ers Op­ti­mum Time (85/100cm) class.

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