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By M. Satya Narayan, Senior Reporter
January 24, 2010
Two-minute lead over Al Hadrami in 24km stage helps him finish on top
Abu Dhabi : After impressive displays in the junior level, Hamdan Mousa Mohammad Al Hammadi scored an emphatic victory in the 100-km Shaikh Zayed Bin Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup Ride for Private Owners held at the Emirates International Endurance Village here yesterday.
Hamdan, rode a well-judged race to finish ahead of Ahmad Ali Amer Omar Al Hadrami on Rowallan Shanty after the two battled for the lead over the four-loop ride.
Ahmad led after the first stage of 32km and Hamdan was second at that stage. After the next stage of 28km, Ahmad kept the lead but Hamdan eased off a bit and was in fourth place giving his 10-year-old chestnut gelding some respite.
It was in the penultimate stage of 24km that Hamdan made his move and established a two-minute lead over Ahmad which proved decisive over the final loop of 16 kms.