Mahatma Rach takes his fifth victory by becoming champion of the Grande Prêmio Wathba Stallions Cup for Colts at Jardim Cidade Racecourse, Jockey Club de São Paulo.
The race was well balanced until the entry of the final straight, when Obstinado Rach (Atentaddo VE x Obsession Rach by Voltaire Rach), ridden by Jorge Ricardo and Mahatma Rach (*Sarmata x Magic All Rach by Ulisses Rach) under the command of the jockey Fernando Larroque take the lead, with a slight advantage to the five-year-old gray.
While Larroque and Mahatma Rach open two lengths of advantage over Obstinado Rach, Mentor Rach (*Sarmata X Musa Rach by *Polonez), led by Rudinei Viana and RG El Bak (RG Karat x *Endora by Wojslaw) ridden by Jeane Alves fight for third place.
In the final meters the positions were reversed with Mentor Rach and RG El Bak overtaking Obstinado Rach and securing second and third places.
Nine horses took part in the 1,400m on turf race, including last year’s race winner, Mentor Rach, second place with five wins, RG El Back, third place and two wins this year; and Obstinado Rach, with Jorge Ricardo, who won the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts III.
Mahatma Rach and Mentor Rach are sons of the Polish stallion *Sarmata (Pepton x Sarmacja by Gil) who won several races in Poland before being acquired by Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda., from the Saliba family.