By Sports Reporter/Doha
Mohamed Saeed Haidan put on an excellent round astride 11-year-old stallion D Saucedo to clinch the Medium Tour title during the eighth round of the Longines Qatar Equestrian Tour Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund yesterday.
At the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena, Haidan and D Saucedo topped the 36-combination field with a fastest time of 36.67 seconds. The pair narrowly beat Cyrine Cherif and nine-year-old stallion Brennus Villelongue, who missed out on top spot 0.29 seconds. Just 0.03 seconds behind was Nasser al-Ghazali on Hurry Up, but the rider had to be content with third spot.
The team tour title was won by Lusail, with Mubarak Yousuf al-Rumaihi and Mohamed Nasser al-Qadi coming for a winning total of 164.77. Team Salam International finished second, followed by Business Trading Company.
Earlier, Haidan had finished second in the Small Tour behind winner Saeed Nasser al-Qadi. In the 52-combination field, al-Qadi on Best Of Des Forets finished in a time of 49.53 seconds. Haidan came home in 49.85 seconds with Quick Step. In third place was Mohammed Nasser al-Qadi on Vlacido in a time 50.09 seconds.
Medium Tour | Table A, One round against the clock with jump off, Art. 238.2.2 | 120/135cm. Prize Money: QR30,000
1. Mohamed Saeed Haidan (D Saucedo); Time: 83.43 & 36.67 seconds; Prize money: QR7,500
2. Cyrine Cherif (Brennus Villelongue) 82.54 & 36.96 secs, QR6,000
3. Nasser al-Ghazali (Hurry Up) 86.28 & 36.99 secs, QR4,500
Medium Tour Teams. Prize Money: QR30,000.
1. Lusail (Mubarak Yousuf al-Rumaihi, Mohamed Nasser al-Qadi), Total Time: 164.77 secs
2. Salam International (Jaber Rashid al-Amri, Faleh Suwead al-Ajami) Total Time: 174.32 secs
3. Business Trading Company (Saeed Nasser al-Qadi, Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi, Hamad Nasser al-Qadi) Total time: 179.30 secs.
Small Tour | Accumulator with Joker, Art. 269.5 | 100/115cm | Prize Money. QR20.000
1. Saeed Nasser al-Qadi (Best Of Des Forets), Time: 49.53 seconds
2. Mohamed Saeed Haidan (Quick Step), 49.85 seconds
3. Mohamed Nasser al-Qadi (Vlacido) 50.09 seconds
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