MEYDAN (UAE), 1st December 2016

Gr. II PA, 4yos, 1,400 m, 180,000 dirhams

Finally declared non-runner at the beginning of the month in the Round I of the Al Maktoum Challenge (Gr. I PA), Shateh (Mahabb) clearly took off one month beforehand in the Bani Yas (Gr. II PA). He had broken the record of the race by imposing himself in 1’30’25 and defeating Af Mathmoon UAE (Af Albahar) by almost six lengths, who had himself left Burning Breeze USA (Burning Sand) at twelve lengths! His trainer Majed Al Jahouri had said the horse would run the Al Maktoum Challenge on the 5th January, adding: “We always thought Shateh was a Group I PA horse.”

A full brother to Dahham

Shateh started his racing career with Didier Guillemin in France, just like his full brother, the champion Dahham, winner of the Al Rayyan Cup - ex-Prix Kesberoy (Gr. I PA) last year in Deauville. Shateh, like his sire Mahabb, was bred by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is a son of Fanar (Akbar), who did not run but produced Dahham. The second dam, El Afia TUN (Dynamite III), is a full sister to the good Berrezig, who won five races in Tunisia. This Tunisian mare produced other good horses for Sheikh Mansour, like Laama (Munijiz), winner of the Arabian Triple Crown R2 (Gr. III PA), but also Jawass (Dormane), third if this same Arabian Triple Crown R2 (Gr. III PA).

To watch the race:


Gr. II PA, 4 ans et plus, 1 400 m, 180 000 dirhams émiratis

1st        SHATEH (56) M7

Mahabb & Fanar, par Akbar

Pr. : Cheikh Hamdan bin Mansour Al Nahyan

El. : S.A. le cheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Ent. : Majed Al Jahouri

J. : Patrick Dobbs

2nd        AF MATHMOON (59) M5

Af Albahar & Tempteyshuhn, par Arawak d’Aroco

Pr. : Cheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum

El. : Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda

Ent. : Musabbeh Al Muhairi

J. : Fernando Jara

3rd           BURNING BREEZE (56) M6

Burning Sand & Tri-Illusive Lady, par Seyvilla Triumph

Pr. : Abdul Ghani Abdulla Abdul Ghani Al AbdulGhani

El. : Betty & Joseph A. Gillis

Ent. : Helal Al Alawi

J. : Bruno Reis

Autre(s) partant(s) dans l’ordre d’arrivée : Af Maqayes, Haajeb, Rb So Rich, Voyou de Faust, Bon Baiser de Faust, Rb Torch, Uptown & Dannys Boy. Tous couru (10) (Dirt). 1’30’25 - Écarts : 5 ¾ - 12 – ¾ .

Tidjani FR
Tahar de Candelon FR
Pehrxylla Ibn Xelio POR
Mahabb UAE
Jaf Orphatyn USA
Joyzell USA
YFS Almond Joy USA
Djelfor FR
Akbar FR
Fantasia FR
Fanar FR
Dynamite III TUN
El Afia TUN
Maharzia TUN