Al Shaqab Racing ALWAAB wins listed Prix Nureyev at Deauville

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Representing Al Shaqab Racing, ALWAAB won his first listed race at Deauville in Prix Nureyev (L) on Sunday 11 August 2019. The Andre Fabre-trained bay colt was coming off a second place in the Prix Pelleas, another listed race. This Sunday, he had a clear run and the rail opened up for him in the straight. He showed a smart turn of foot to secure victory from Flambeur, who came with a strong effort in the closing stages.

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Vincent Cheminaud, who was riding this son of Toronado, said: “I had a great run. He accelerated well even though he duelled a little once in front, as he’s still quite green. He is only just now beginning to understand what we want from him. He has plenty of improvement left and he could be a Group horse. I really like this colt. He shows plenty in the mornings.”