ZMAN Awal lived up to her top billing by winning the Al Wakra Cup, the Class 2 feature race run over seven furlongs, at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club last week.
It was her sixth victory in 11 starts in Qatar.
The Mohannad Al Yaqout-trained mare beat Bronze Maquette by the smallest of margins for a memorable win.
Queen Anne led the race right until the home straight when the field picked up speed.
Zman Awal, who had stayed in the mix so far, and Bronze Maquette, who had to deal with a lot of traffic after staying at the back of the field, made the race about themselves in the final 100M.
Eventually, Zman Awal beat Bronze Marquette for the second straight time while Injaaz Stud’s My Sharona finished third. DSP