Beauchamp Bagenal lifts Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup
13 February, 2021
KHK Racing clinch double victory in exciting eight-race meeting at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club
KHK Racing’s Beauchamp Bagenal lifted the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup yesterday to headline an eight-race card at Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club (REHC) in Riffa.
In attendance were Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, REHC High Committee chairman HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, REHC executive director Shaikh Salman bin Rashed Al Khalifa, and other high-ranking officials.
Beauchamp Bagenal, rated 95 and trained by Hesham Al Haddad, completed the feature race’s eight furlong distance in a time of one minute 35.203 seconds, taking the lion’s share of the BD2,000 total prize with Jockey Husain Makki in the saddle.
The six-year-old enjoyed a three-quarter length’s winning margin ahead of runner-up Coolagh Forest, competing for MKAR Racing and Haider Ebrahim, while ridden by Andrea Atzeni. Kinks came third for Isa Mahmood Al Seddiqi, Hesham Al Haddad and George Wood.
Six other cups were up for grabs yesterday, and KHK Racing came away with one other.
Four-year-old Obeyan 1777 triumphed in the day’s first race, offering a BD2,000 prize, to clinch the Chevron Cup in 1:28.814. The result completed a double for the combination of KHK Racing, trainer Hesham Al Haddad and jockey Husain Makki.
It was a photo-finish in the six-furlong event, with only a short head separating Obeyan 1777 from second placer Krushan 1793, racing for Al Roudha, Hussain Aldailami and Abdulla Faisal. Al Krush 1751 was third for Al Sakhir, Jaffar Marzooq and Ebrahim Nader.
Meanwhile, Alabrar won the REHC Cup in the seventh and penultimate race yesterday.
The Al Sairafi Syndicate entrant finished the eight-furlong challenge in 1:37.102 for Osama Hashim and Abdulla Faisal. Bond’s Boy came second for Al Mohamediya Racing, Osama Hashim and Paddy Mathers; while Master Bambu was third for M and E Racing, Allan Smith and Carlos Bueno.
Elsewhere, Glen Force and Alejandro each won a Bahrain Jewellery Centre Cup.
Glen Force was first in the day’s sixth race, held over 12 furlongs with a BD3,000 prize. The Esnaad Racing four-year-old, trained by Hesham Al Haddad, was saddled by John Egan to the win in 2:30.318. Bataar followed for Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Osama Hashim and An-drew Elliott; while Port Douglas came third for Al Hassanain Syndicate, Ali Jan and Ebrahim Nader.
Alejandro clinched the win in the fifth race, competing for Al Adiyat Racing, Allan Smith and Andrea Atzeni. The four-year-old finished the nine-furlong event in 1:52.136 to take the largest portion of the BD3,000 prize.
Campolina followed for Abdulla Fawzi Nass, Hesham Al Haddad and John Egan; while The Dark Knight was third for Victorious, Allan Smith and Car-los Bueno.
Two more trophies were to be won yesterday with the Porsche Cups, and they were claimed by Aluqair in race four and Ramani in race three.
Aluqair had a winning time of 1:24.515 over the BD3,000, seven furlong race, competing for Shaikh Isa bin Duaij bin Sal-man bin Mubarak Al Khalifa and Sami Saloom, while saddled by Paddy Mathers. What a Business was the runner-up for Jawad Abdulwahab, Jaffar Radhi and Ebrahim Nader; while Tamaady came third for Fateel Brothers Syndicate, Basem Mahdi and Marcialis Jaures.
For Ramani, the six-year-old won the BD3,000, seven-fur-long third race in 1:26.309 for Al Afoo Racing Stable, Moham-med Saeed and Seamus Cronin. Dance Monkey came second for Abdulla Fawzi Nass, Hesham Al Haddad and Marcialis Jaures; and Dashanbe was third for HH Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa, James Naylor and Abdulla Faisal.
Finally, race two yesterday was won by Breathtaking for Abdulla Fazwi Nass, Hesham Al Haddad and Husain Makki, finishing ahead of Shajer and Safwa.