H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s AMYR DU SOLEIL shines again winning French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge – Poulains (Gr2 PA)

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Having demolished the field last time out in the Prix Tidjani (Gr3 PA), AMYR DU SOLEIL (Amer), in the colours of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, once again pulled off an extraordinary performance at Toulouse on Friday, 6 September 2019, to win the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge – Poulains (Gr2 PA). The three-year-old colt by Amer quickly took control of the field up on the lead, pulling easily clear of the racing pack under Julien Augé in the straight to win by two and a half lengths. Mme Robert Litt-ownd and Philippe Sogorb-trained EMPORIO was the runner-up under Jack Martin. The Mohammed bin Fahad A.H AL Attiyah-owned and Francois Rohaut-trained GOOD DES VIALETTES was three lengths behind in third under Francois Xavier Bertras.

We have always thought a lot of this colt”, trainer Thomas Fourcy commented after the race, “He’s physically still a bit immature, but he has so much class. When he is a four-year-old, he will be a horse for the Arc weekend. He is generous in his races, but he has a good character and is easy to manage.”

AMYR DU SOLEIL was bred by Lisa and Pierre Deymonaz. He is out of Balladore (Dormane), a full sister to Dormah de Brugère, a seven-time winner including the Jumeirah International Stakes (Gr2 PA) and the Arabian International Stakes (Gr2 PA).