Sealing a quickfire double for connections, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s KHATEER ALKHALEDIAH(KSA) (Laith Al Khalediah x Edele De Carrere) got up close home to win the Listed Sheikh Zayed Bin Zultan Al Nathan Cup at San Sebastian racecourse, Spain on Saturday 10th July.
Notching up a fourth consecutive success for his trainer Elizabeth Bernard and given a strong ride by Gary Sanchez, KHATEER ALKHALEDIAH claimed a first win at listed level.
Having been keen in the early stages of the 1,600m contest, KHATEER ALKHALEDIAH was momentarily caught for toe as the sprint was launched at the top of the straight. Once he found his stride, he stayed on powerfully and won by a half a length at the line. Al Shaqab Racing’s SHADAD (FR) (TM Fred Texas x Nasrat), and winner of this race last year, was the runner-up for trainer Charles Gourdain and jockey Maxime foulon. The D. Watrigant-trained and Mickael Forest-ridden BEL’IZAM (FR) (Nizam x Djesabelle) was a further length behind in third.
A son of LAITH AL KHALEDIAH (Tiwaiq), KHATEER ALKHALEDIAH was bred by Al Khalediah Stables and is out of EDELE DE CARRERE (Djourman) a winner over 1,800m.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club