A neck separated the first two. His trainer was delighted, “We had a few question marks before the race. We did not know if he would stay the distance. He had won here last year but on a shorter trip. We feared the going as well but it was perfect. And he had not run since February. This victory is a good sign for the big race in October (Qatar Arabian World Cup). He was very well ridden by Olivier Peslier who knows how to handle these horses ! The horse must now progress a little bit more to run against the best ones”.
GHALIB (Munjiz) did hold on for third.
Jean-François Bernard was a bit disappointed, “it’s racing… maybe the horse hit the front too soon, his jockey lacks the experience and Olivier Peslier knows these horses so well… We will see how he comes back from the race but the plan is to run on 13th of July in Newmarket (The President of the UAE Cup – UK Arabian Derby). GHALIB ran really well. BOUM DE GHAZAL (Zippy Al Maury) did not enjoy the lack of pace”.