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The President Of The UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) (Group 1 PA) (Group 1 PA)

Published: July 24, 2009 : Tidarbret set a strong gallop from the start with Nayef Al Khalidiah, Rabah De Carrere, Dorat Nour and Raked all prominent and 11/10 favourite General being held right up at the back of the field. As they approached the three furlong maker Alan Munro kicked for home on Rabah De Carrere with Nayef Al Khalidiah stalking menacingly in behind and Raked hard pushed.
As they entered the final two furlongs Christophe Lemaire sent Nayef Al Khalidiah for home and galloped into a confident lead with Raked chasing him all the way to the line. General was caught napping at the back of the field and David Bouland seemed to have left it too late as he flew past the majority of the field in the final two furlongs passing all bar Nayef Al Khalidiah and just getting the better of a hard battle with Raked for second. Nayef Al Khalidiah (Calin Du Loup x RW Country Doll) won confidently here, galloping resolutely clear of the field and looks a smart and progressive colt. Owner and breeder Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Al Saud and trainer Jean Francois Bernard have now won this race for the third year in succession. General (Amer x Al Hanoof) ran a superb race to claim second but was arguably given far too much to do by the jockey and if he had come with his run earlier he may well have emulated his famous sibling Al Dahma and won this race too. Raked (Magic De Piboul x Sheena) was always prominent and raced hard inside the final furlong and was unlucky not to hold onto second from the fast finishing general. Back in fourth was Rabah De Carrere who ran a brave race, forcing the pace inside the final furlongs, but he was no match for the first three. [TABLE] [TR][TD]Distance: [TD]2000 m raced on gras [TR][TD]Qualification: [TD] 4 years [TR][TD]Weight: [TD] 60.75kg (9st 8lb) [TR][TD]Fillies allowed [TD]5lb [TR][TD]Prize money: [TD] 51,546.39 EUR (50,000.00 GBP) [TR][TD]Time: [TD] 2:19:50 [TR][TD]Finish: [TD] 3/4L, Neck, 3L, 1 1/2L, Nose, 3/4L, 1 3/4L, Neck, 1 3/4L, 3 1/4L, 11L, 1 1/2L. [TR][TD]Entries: [TD] 13 (in database) [/TABLE] RESULTS [TABLE] [TR][TD]1st [TD][URL=]Nayef Al Khalidiah (KSA)[/URL] by Calin du Loup (FR) ex RW Countrydoll (USA) Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia 2:19:50, 60.75 kg [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Al Khalediah Stables Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Mr Jean-Francois Bernard France [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr Christophe-Patrice Lemaire [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]2nd [TD]General (GB) Qatar 60.75 kg [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Sh. Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani Qatar [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Mr Alban De Mieulle Qatar [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr David Bouland France [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD] 3rd Raked (FR) by Magic de Piboul (FR) ex Sheena (FR) France 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner H.H. Sh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Trainer Mr F. Rohaut France [TR][TD]Jockey Mr Francois-Xavier Bertras France [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]4th [TD]Rabah de Carrere (FR) by Djouras Tu (FR) ex Anita de Carrere (FR) France 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Mr Mohd Saeed Naser Al Romaithi United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Miss Georgina Ward Great Britain [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr Alan Munro [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]5th [TD]Adjinn d'Aroco (FR) by Tidjani (FR) ex Asbaa d'Aroco (FR) France 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]H.H. Sh. Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Mr Robert Litt France [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr Richard Hills Great Britain [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]6th [TD]Elmalak Elwaheed (FR) by Djel Bon (FR) ex D'Janizid (FR) United Arab Emirates 58.25 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Rod Simpson United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Daragh O'Donohoe United Arab Emirates [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]7th [TD]Gameel (HOL) by Amer (KSA) ex Gran (RUS) France 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Kok-Cornet [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Miss Sandrine V. Tarrou France [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr Thierry Jarnet France [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]8th [TD]Tidarbret (GB) by Bengali d'Albret (FR) ex Iktidar Great Britain 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Middleton Stud Great Britain [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Mr D.M. Batteate Great Britain [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Steve Drowne [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]9th [TD]Jazeerat Alsadyaat (FR)by Darike (FR) ex Florine De Carrere (FR) United Arab Emirates60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Rod Simpson United Arab Emirates [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Ted Durcan United Arab Emirates [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR][TD]10th [TD]Theoretically (USA)by Doran SBFAR ex First Ladie United States Of America 60.75 kg, [TR][TD]Owner [TD]Athbah Stud Ltd Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia [TR][TD]Trainer [TD] Mr W.M. Smith Great Britain [TR][TD]Jockey [TD]Mr Simon Walker [/TABLE]