RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Four-year-old, Irish-born Musharraf, led by David Egan, finished hard along the road to dominate the charlatan favorite in the final stages and win the second round of the Saudi Cup.
The test, which won a prize of $ 20 million and a 1,800-meter distance, took part in 13 international runners, including North American rider Knicks Go, who drew attention, with Dominican contestant Joel Rosario and Charlatan, led by Mike Smith.
When he was ordered out, it was Nex Go and Charlatan in particular who dominated the group. After the first 400 meters of the race, Charlatan Nicks speeded past the run.
Rosario had no choice but to stay in second place, waiting for the moment to attack Charlatan. Nex Joe made his move to slow the advance, but their opponent did not want to give up.
In the middle of the curve, Smith moved Charlatan and regained the lead to enter forward towards the extension of the house. While this was happening, Musharraf, who was running relaxed and battling for third, began his lead to put himself clean in third place with about 500 meters remaining.
Halfway through the final half, Charlatan defended the lead against a strong lead for Mesharif, who did not give up in his efforts to control, achieving his mission 50 meters from goal until he excelled by three quarters of the length. And time 1: 49.60 for the round.
From second place, they completed the arrival arrangement of Charlatan, Great Scott, Nicks Go, Sleepy Is Todd, Military Law, Tacitus, Bangkok, Choa Wizard, Derivu, Max Player, Global Giant, Extra Elusive, Smsir, Zahra and Karibanco.
“The horse ran very well. We were comfortable inside, and at one point I thought we were going to grab the lead, but the other horse (Charlatan) came back and put me in a tough position. Keep fighting and I think his race went well.”
Mishriff, son of the Irish stallion Make Believe on the Irish mare Contradict, bred by Nawara Stud Limited, is owned by Prince Faisal and trained by John Gosden.
This marked the fifth win in nine starts for Mishriff, who raised $ 10 million to bring his income to $ 11,047,442. His previous eight races were on the racetracks in France, the United Kingdom and Arabia.