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MAJD AL ARAB SPRINTER CHAMPIONSHIP (Gr. III PA) - Caïd de l’Ardus wins his first Group

07.02.2018

MAJD AL ARAB SPRINTER CHAMPIONSHIP (Gr. III PA) - Caïd de l’Ardus wins his first Group

DOHA (QAT), 11th JANUARY 2018

 

Winner on his seasonal comeback at Doha racecourse on the 9th November, Caïd de l’Ardus (Mahabb) had then disappointed. He put things back to rights when winning in a pleasing fashion in the Majd Al Arab Sprinter Championship (Gr. III PA). This was also the first Group win of his career.

Settled mid-division by Harry Bentley, Caïd de l’Ardus made his move in the final turn, coming up the middle of the track. He then took the lead and held Qassy (Mared Al Sahra) and Marc Lerner off at a respectful distance. Ba’sil (Amer) took third place.

Winner of three successive races, trained by Élisabeth Bernard, Caïd de l’Ardus was sold for € 150,000 in 2016 at Arqana. The docket was signed by Gérard Larrieu (Chantilly Bloodstock).

To see the race:

https://youtu.be/2uPseMzKEBE

A uterine brother to Miesque de l’Ardus. Caïd de l’Ardus was bred by Philippe Meunier. He is out of Jelfa de l’Ardus (Dormane), who is also the dam of Miesque de l’Ardus (Kesberoy), a four-time winner, including the President of the UAE Challenge Derby (Gr. I PA) at Newmarket, the Critérium des Pouliches (Gr. II PA) and the Prix Razzia III (Gr. III PA). His second dam, Toundra l’Ardusson (Gonchar), is the dam of Kash de l’Ardus (Dormane) and Neva de l’Ardus (Kesberoy), the dam of Beune de l’Ardus (Akbar), winner of the Prix Tidjani (Gr. III PA).

DOHA (QAT), 11th January 2018

MAJD AL ARAB SPRINTER CHAMPIONSHIP

Gr. III PA - 4 year olds and over - 1,100m - QR 200,000

1st        CAÏD DE L’ARDUS (60) H6

Mahabb & Jelfa de l’Ardus

Owner:  K. Bin Sheail Al Kuwari

Breeder: P. Meunier

Trainer: J. Ghazali

Jockey:  Harry Bentley

2nd       QASSY (60) H8

Mared Al Sarha & The Write Stuff

Owner:  Al Thumama Racing

Breeder: H.H. Sheikh M. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Trainer: M. Afroz

Jockey:  M. Lerner

3rd       BA’SIL (60) H7

Amer & Somra

Owner:  Al Shahania Stud

Breeder: H.H. Sheikh M. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Trainer: J. Smart

Jockey:  T. Bachelot

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Mutazz, Humam, M.J Lattam, Al Muntathar, Waqaar & Dheeb Al Shajaa.

All Ran (9) – (Turf) – 1’11’’60

Distances: 1 ½ - 1 ¾ - Nose