PRIX NEZ D'OR - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP (MAIDEN) - ADIEB GETS UP ON THE LINE

01.08.2018

PRIX NEZ D'OR - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP (MAIDEN) - ADIEB GETS UP ON THE LINE

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH (FRA), 13th July 2018

3-year-olds - 1,900m - € 16,000

The unraced Adieb (Munjiz) made a winning debut in the Prix Nez d’Or - Wathba Stallions Cup (Maiden). The patiently-ridden Yas Horse Racing Management representative bided his time after waiting in third last position as Onward (Munjiz) set the pace. Asked to move up a gear by his jockey 500 meters from the wire, Adieb continued to make good ground on the outside before securing the spoils in the final strides. Muthhil (Amer), another debutant, went down by a head as Onward took third. Diyala (Al Mujahaz), making her introduction, misbehaved on exiting the stalls by veering sharply left and ejecting her rider Anthony Crastus from the saddle.

A HORSE THAT IS TOUGH AND EASY TO HANDLE

Thierry Delègue, the manager of Yas Horse Racing Management, said: "We are very happy with his first run as he was facing horses with previous racecourse experience. He is the brother of Wadeeaa (Mahabb) and is certainly more stamina-ladden and manageable than his sister. It’s interesting as he took time to find his feet before finishing off to real good effect."

THE BROTHER OF WADEEAA

Bred by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Adieb is a son of  Munjiz (Kesberoy) and Gaira (Akbar). The latter was unbeaten in three starts. She is the also the dam of several winners including the triple winning Wadeeaa, who was second in the Qatar Prix de l’Élevage, and third in the Prix Nefta and the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge des Pouliches (Grs II PA). Wadeeaa was also trained by Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte. Adieb is also the sibling of the triple winning Toulouse winning, Sardan (Mahabb), who ran third at Group I PA level at Abu Dhabi.

Gaira is a full sister to the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr. I PA) second Waahiba. She is also the sister of the multiple PA Group I winning Areem (Mahabb).

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH (FRA), 13th July 2018

PRIX NEZ D'OR - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP

3-year-olds - 1,900m - € 16,000

1st           ADIEB (56.5) C3

                Munjiz & Gaira

                Owner: Yas Horse Racing Mana LLC

                Breeder: H.H. Sheikh M. Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

                Trainer: X. Thomas-Demeaulte

                Jockey: M. Barzalona

2nd          MUTHHIL (56.5) C3

                Amer & New Princess

                Owner & Breeder: S. Bin Khalifa Al Kuwari

                Trainer: Mrs J.-F. Bernard

                Jockey: R.-C. Montenegro

3rd          AL AZEEZA (56.5) F3

                Munjiz & Ouassila Thabet

                Owner: H.H. Sheikh H. Al Maktoum

                Breeder: Shadwell France Snc

                Trainer: F. Rohaut

                Jockey: F.-X. Bertras

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Onward, Harrab, Dhaafer, Manssoura Al Cham, Florin de Faust, Afra & Akmal.

Falled : Diyala.

All ran(11).

(Turf) Good. 2'06"10. Distances: hd- shhd - dh.