West Suffolk lifts Southern Governorate Cup
TDT | Manama
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West Suffolk ridden by Lewis Edmunds yesterday won the Southern Governorate Cup, held as one of seven races on the day at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC) in Sakhir. In attendance at the races was Southern Governor His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, REHC executive director Shaikh Salman bin Rashed Al Khalifa, and other high-ranking officials.
West Suffolk triumphed for owner HH Shaikh Khalid bin Ali bin Isa Al Khalifa and trainer Abdulla Kuwaiti in the 10-furlong event, which carried a prize purse of BD6,000. Zezenia was the runner-up for MKAR Racing, Haider Ebrahim and Ebrahim Nader, while Paxos came third for Al Afoo Racing, Mohammd Hasan and Marvin Grandin. In yesterday’s seventh and final race, King of the Throne lifted the Late Yousif Rashid Boursley Cup for Al Afoo Racing, Mohammed Hasan and Marvin Grandin.
The event was held over 12 furlongs with a BD2,000 prize, and Hesssa came second for Al Mohamediya Racing, Abbas Al Mawali and Neil Callan. In third was Wild Hero for HBR Racing, Hareb Almalki and Ebrahim Nader. In the fifth race of the day for The Jockey Club Plate, Instinctive Move for Al Adiyat Racing triumphed. The AM Smith-trained horse was ridden by Abdulla Faisal to the win over a five-furlong straight to claim the lion’s share of the BD2,000 prize. Sahara Spear was second for Al Remah Stable, Abdulla Kuwaiti and Lewis Edmunds, while Altai came third for Al Mohamediya Racing, Osama Hashim and Marcialis Jaures.
In the fourth race of the day, Hajeer won the Late Shaikh Rashid bin Mohamed Al Khalifa Cup for HH Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, Haider Ebrahim and Abdulla Faisal. Al Aafoor came second for Al Afoo Racing, Mohammed Hasan and Marvin Grandin; while Mugheerah was third for Al Nayefaat, Abdulla Kuwaiti and Lewis Edmunds. The second race of the day was for the Chevron Cup, and it was won by Breathtaking for Abdulla Fawzi Nass, Hesham Al Haddad and Neil Callan over six furlongs with a BD2,000 prize purse. Ramani was the runner-up for Al Afoo Racing, Mohammed Hasan and Marvin Grandin, while Toulouse Le Plot came third for Victorious, AM Smith and Edinson Rodriguez. The day’s other two events had no cups to be won.
In race six, which was for locally bred horses rated zero to 35, Muzahem triumphed for HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, Haider Ebrahim and Ebrahin Nader; whereas in the first race, which was a WAHO event, Kuheila’t Al Adiyat 1782 came first for Victorious, Yousif Taher and Muanis Al Siyabi.