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QATAR DERBY - Yazeed overshadows Ebraz for the fourth time

07.02.2018

QATAR DERBY - Yazeed overshadows Ebraz for the fourth time

DOHA (QAT), 30th December 2017

Gr. II PA, 4 year olds, 2,000m, $ 150,000

Yazeed (Munjiz) and Ebraz (Amer), who finished respectively second and third in the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr. I PA) 2017 at Chantilly, met again in Doha on the 30th December. For the fourth time, the battle between these two colts, who are undoubtedly the best Purebred Arabians in the world on turf, was won by Yazeed. He had already eclipsed his rival in the Purebred Arabian Guineas in their last race together. Both colts ran in the Qatar Cup - Prix Dragon (Gr. I PA), and in this prep for the Purebred Arabian 'Arc'’ the win fell to Ebraz. On the 30th December at Doha, Théo Bachelot kicked on Ebraz very early in the straight. Olivier Peslier and Yazeed, after having had to wait for a gap to open up, eventually won the battle by a neck.

Alban de Mieulle commented: "We have taken our time with this horse. He has only run six times in his career. I was a bit worried today as he was on the inside in the final turn. Olivier Peslier had to wait for a gap to open. However the colt managed to find enough speed to win in a manner that is promising for his next races. I think that Ebraz will improve from this race. These two horses are undoubtedly the best in the world in this category. Yazeed will be back in February [editor's note: for the Emir’s Sword] and, of course, he will be aimed at the Qatar Arabian World Cup."

To watch the race: https://youtu.be/70dOGv32XHI

The son of a champion

Yazeed, a homebred of His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani, is the son of a great champion, Al Dahma (Amer), winner of twenty-five races from 3 to 8 years old. She notably won the Coupe d’Europe des Chevaux Arabes (Gr. I PA) three times, the French Arabian Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I PA), the Emir’s Sword (Gr. I PA) twice, the Qatar International Trophy (Gr. I PA) four times, the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani Trophy (Gr. I PA), the Qatar National Trophy Day at Doha (Gr. I PA) twice, the Dubai International Stakes (Gr. I PA), The President Cup (Gr. I PA) and the Malazgirt Trophy (Gr. I PA). General (Amer), Al Dahma’s full brother, stands at Haras du Grand Courgeon. This champion won the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr. I PA) twice.

DOHA (QAT), 30th December 2017

QATAR DERBY

Gr. II PA, 4 year olds, 2,000m, $ 150,000

1st           YAZEED (C4)

            Munjiz & Al Dahma

Owner & Breeder: H.H. Sheikh A. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Trainer: A. de Mieulle

2nd         EBRAZ (C4)

Amer & Massamarie

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

Trainer: J. Smart

 

3rd          SHABIH ALREEH (C4)

Jaafer ASF & Queen Kong

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

Trainer: J. Smart

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Zikreet, Ateej, Sehab, AJS Gannas, Al Mouzdaher, Al Afreet, Aziz'Nafs, My First General, Jalwa Al Jazeera & Samborn.

All Ran (13) - (Turf) - 2'12''39. Distances: SHD - 6 - SH