Bred and owned by H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, MIN’HA won her first Group race in the French Arabian Breeders’ Cup Challenge – Pouliches (Gr2 PA) at Toulouse, France on Friday, 6 September 2019. The three-year-old filly, who is trained by François Rohaut, jumped well from an inside draw although ran keen in the early stages. She then settled in behind the leaders on the rail, relaxing well before they began to accelerate coming out of the final turn. Despite showing some immaturity when under pressure, she went clear to win the 2000m race for three-year-old fillies by three quarters of a length. She was ridden here by François-Xavier Bertras, who also rode her in her previous start when she broke her maiden at Dax on just the third time of asking. The Al Shaqab Racing–owned and Thomas Fourcy-trained MEETHAG was the runner-up under Jerome Cabre. The M’hammed Karimine-owned and Mme J F Bernard-trained SALMA NOUR GRINE was a further length behind under Fayos Martin Borja.
MIN’HA is by NO RISK AL MAURY and is out of one of Al Shahania Stud’s most successful female families, being the daughter of MARGOUIA, who is notably the dam of the champion ASSY, winner of the HH The Amir Sword (G1 PA).