Qatari group victories at Bordeaux

9 September 2017

JDG

Qatari colours shined and dominated at Bordeaux le Bouscat on Saturday, 9 September.

Rajeh stays unbeaten and wins Prix Cheri Bibi (Gr3 PA)

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Rajeh started the victories when he won the Prix Cheri Bibi (Gr3 PA) in an impressive style at Bordeaux on Saturday, 9 September. Despite the heavy ground, Rajeh was by far the best and stayed unbeaten in two outings. Somoud stays a good second in front of Rodess du Loup.

Trainer of Rajeh, François Rohaut said: “He is a top class horse. Today, we were a bit worried about the ground, but he is a real race horse and shows its versatility.”

Rajeh should now be aiming at the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (Gr1 PA), at Saint-Cloud, just before the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend. He has also been entered in the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge - Poulains, to be run at Toulouse on 26 October.

Qatari trained Djahab strikes and wins Prix Nevada II (Gr 3 PA)

The next Qatari victory was secured by Khalifa bin Hamad Al Attiyah’s Djahab. In her first time out in France, the three-year-old filly won the Prix Nevada II (Gr 3 PA). Djahab travelled well in fourth position. In the straight line, she had to be tough to beat Easter de Faust by half a length. Djahab won her first two races in Doha, for Qatari trainer Hadi Al Ramzani, in a very impressive style, with a margin of more than ten lengths. The Hadi Al Ramzani-saddled filly was steered to win the Prix Nevada II (Gr 3 PA) by jockey Thomas Lukasek, who is well known at QREC Al Rayyan racecourse in Doha. The main goal for her in France is the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr1 PA), the day before the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.