Al Shaqab Racing’s QAYSAR resumes winning ways

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Al Shaqab Racing’s QAYSAR added another victory to his career tally on Thursday, 5 September 2019 when winning the Gordon Lord Byron EBF Conditions Stakes at Haydock for trainer Richard Hannon. This four-year-old gelding was giving weight away to all the runners in the seven-furlong race. The bay son of CHOISIR put up a career best performance under jockey P.J McDonald. He raced handily, coming to join the leaders two furlongs out before taking the lead in the final furlong to win by a neck.  The Ed Vaughan-trained and Jamie Spencer-ridden DUBAI DOMINION was second. The Charles Hills-trained and Kieran Shoemark-ridden Vanbrugh was further one and a quarter lengths behind in third.

QAYSAR was coming off a sixth place in a York handicap, having won two races in four days in early August. He is currently running off a UK rating of 100; a career high. He has shown consistent improvement throughout the year. QAYSAR was bought at the Arqana Breeze Up in 2017 by Al Shaqab Racing.