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Ateej steals Spaghetti’s thunder

Trainer Ramzani and Al Jeryan Stud combine finish with three wins, Ghazali has just two winners.
Ateej Winner Of The Late Rabiah Al Kaabi Cup
Ryan Curatolo steers Ateej to victory in the Late Rabiah Saad Al Kaabi Cup at the QREC on Thursday. Photo: Juhaim Babu

It was a race in which Spaghetti had an edge. The 7-year-old Chestnut horse had won two races last season and although turf was its strong point, it had showed it could compete on sandy tracks as well. As such, no one really gave 6-year-old Bay Colt Ateej a chance in the top race of Thursday evening at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC).

But with Ryan Curatolo steering it, Ateej came up with a superb run and edged past Spaghetti by a neck to win the Late Rabiah Saad Al Kaabi Cup which had QR 57,000 up for grabs for first place, out of the QR100,000 purse.

Jockey Harry Bentley, looking for his third win of the day, tried all he could but failed to ensure victory for Spaghetti. Meelad, ridden by Soufiane Saadi, was third. Ateej’s win was Ryan Curatolo’s second on the day.

Trainer Hadi Nasser Rashid Al Ramzani saddled three winners. AJS AL Aredh, Arabic Channel and AJS Al Maha made him a pleased man. All of Ramzani’s winners were from Al Jeryan Stud.

Injaz Stud and Al Shahania Stud could come away with just one win each on the day.

Mohammed Ghasim Ghazaili was a bit more subdued compared to Wednesday. On Thursday his horses won just two races compared to the five on Wednesday.

Ateej Representative Abdurahman Fahad Abdullah Al Attiyah Receiving Trophy From Issa Bin Saad Al Kaabi
Ateej’s representative Abdurahman Fahad Abdullah Al Attiyah receives the trophy from Issa Bin Saad Al Kaabi. Photo: Juhaim Babu

RESULTS

PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE 1,600M
1. Annab RB: Harry Bentley TB: MG Ghazali OB: Al Shahania Stud WB: 5.75L T: 01:44.92
LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN MAIDEN PLATE 1,400M
1. AJS Al Aredh RB: Carlos Henrique TB: HNR Al Ramzani OB: Al Jeryan Stud WB: SHD T: 01:32.08
PUREBRED ARABIAN GRADUATION PLATE 1,600M
1. Prince Amer RB: Luca Maniezzi TB: MG Ghazali OB: JBA Al Attiyah WB: 2.25L T: 01:43.72
THOROUGHBRED HANDICAP (Class 4) 1,400M
1. Beach Samba RB: Ryan Curatolo TB: AH Kobeissi OB: HA Alabdulmalik WB: 1.25L T: 01:22.90
THOROUGHBRED HANDICAP (Class 4) 1,600M
1. Pettifogger RB: Luca Maniezzi TB: Stefano Ibido OB: AM Al Hajri WB: 2.00L T: 01:35.02
LOCAL PUREBRED ARABIAN HANDICAP 1,600M
1. AJS Al Maha RB: Tomas Lukasek TB: HNR Al Ramzani OB: AL Jeryan Stud WB: 1.50L T: 01:45.26
THOROUGHBRED PLATE (3-YR-OLDS, CLASS 2) 1,400M
1. Arabic Channel RB: Tomas Lukasek TB: HNR Al Ramzani OB: Al JeryanStud WB: 2.00L T: 1:22.56
THOROUGHBRED CONDITIONS (Class 2) 1,400M
1. Black Granite RB: Harry Bentley TB: MG Ghazali OB: Injaaz Stud WB: 1.50L T: 01:22.51
THE LATE RABIAH SAAD AL-KAABI CUP 1,600M
1. Ateej RB: Ryan Curatolo TB: AM Kobeissi OB: FBA Al Attiyah & Son WB: NK T: 01:44.49
 Note: RB=Ridden by; TB=Trained by; OB=Owned by; WB=Won by; T=Time