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Al Qasimi brothers raring to go in Buenos Aires

Shaikh Abdullah Bin Faisal Al Qasimi and his younger brother, Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi, have been highly consistent on the endurance circuit in a very short span of time.

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Shaikh Abdullah Bin Faisal Al Qasimi and his younger brother Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi are eager to put up a good performance.
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Buenos Aires: Shaikh Abdullah Bin Faisal Al Qasimi and his younger brother, Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Faisal Al Qasimi, have been highly consistent on the endurance circuit in a very short span of time.

Shaikh Abdullah finished second in the previous World Junior Championship while Shaikh Abdul Aziz was third in the European Open junior championship and the two are very keen to help UAE carry home the laurels from here.

"I will be riding Kalkadoon Kampala and he seems to be in good shape despite the long journey," said Shaikh Abdullah, who along with his younger brother will be taking a shot at the individual gold.

Different terrains

Commenting on the challenges of the terrain here, Shaikh Abdullah said: "That is the beauty of this sport.

"You have to be prepared to tackle different terrain and courses. But I feel that if your horse is fit then it does not matter on what course you are competing."

Shaikh Abdul Aziz, who is 17 and two years younger, is a bit more aggressive than Shaikh Abdullah.

"I am very keen to do well here as I am representing the UAE. We have trained well for this event and I am looking forward to it," he said.

Shaikh Abdul Aziz was to ride Sergai but will now be on Castlebar Sobea.

"Sergai had a minor bruise and being a world championship we did not want to take any chances," said Anzaq Mahmoud, the trainer.

"The horses have travelled much better than I expected.

"We had prepared them in advance for the journey too. They look good," added Anzaq.

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