Al Mourtajez looked unstoppable in claiming the Qatar Arabian World Cup, winning by an imperious four-and-a-half lengths to not only repeat his 2015 feat, but also stay in line for the Doha triple-crown bonus.

The Al Shaqab Racing champion colt started slowly but had too much speed for his 14 rivals in the 2000m Group 1 race, sponsored by Al Emadi Enterprises. Mehdaaf Athbah finished a distant second, edging HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani-owned Tayf to third in a photo finish at the Chantilly racecourse here on Sunday.

HH Sheikh Joan bin Hamad Al-Thani grant Albidaa cup to HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani.