In the closed doors pandemic times where several sponsored races have been cancelled Scandinavian Arabian Racing Association is pleased and honoured the first running of the swedish leg of the UAE President Cup took place at Jägersro Racecouse 2/8-2020.
Run over 1730 m on the dirt a field of 9 entered the gates including the best Scandinavia has to offer and one foreign raider. Athbah Racings homebred Mehdaaf Athbah trained in England by Philip Collington. His jockey JB Eyquem was satisfied to let the 8-y-o son of Amer lie in the slipstream of the young UAE owned Sihrano du Cayrou until he put on the pressure round the last bend, where also scandinavian sprint ace Macallan joined them. The inexperienced Sihrano du Cayrou faltered under the pressure and when Macallan ran out of stamina down the chute, Mehdaaf Athbah scored by a couple of lengths from the fast finishing Ayman (General) catching Macallan (Dahess) for second place while Sihrano du Cayrou (Mahabb) finished fourth and the mare Cleopathre (Nizam) fifth.
Next year SARA hopes both the sponsors and a crowd will be able to cheer home the winner.