CRAFTED put behind a couple of disappointing finishes to emerge as the winner of Al Mamoura Cup at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club last week.
The six-year-old had struggled to end his title drought dating back to last January. However, last week, jockey Adnan Hawa guided Crafted to his eighth career victory. The gelding edged out Mohammed Jassim Ghazali-trained Itorio, ridden by Tadgh O’Shea in the colours of last year’s Leading Owner Khalifa bin Sheail Al Kuwari, at the post by a short head.
Another ward of Ibrahim Al Malki made it to the top three, with Saleem Golam guiding Abdullah Hassan Ali Abdulmalik-owned Beach Samba to the frame.