PRIX TIDJANI - FETTAH DU LOUP GAINS A DESERVED SUCCESS

01.08.2018

PRIX TIDJANI - FETTAH DU LOUP GAINS A DESERVED SUCCESS

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, 13th July 2018

Gr. III PA - 3 year olds - Colts & Geldings - 1,900m - € 20,000

Never worse than second in three attempts since making his debut, which included a placed effort in the Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr. II PA) at Chantilly, Fettah du Loup (Kerbella) deserved to open his account. Olivier Peslier held the colt up towards the rear of the small peloton in the Prix Tidjani (Gr. III PA), and gave his mount the time to find his feet in the straight. Consequently, the thrust of Fettah du Loup enabled him to reel-in the front running Citronnier de Ghazal (Madjani) by half a length as the race unfolded. The author of a courageous effort along the rails, Badi Al Cham (Azadi) was a close third.

The winning trainer Élisabeth Bernard was very satisfied. She said: "He’s a good colt who is both on the upgrade and finding his way by the same token. I was a bit disappointed by his last run at Chantilly. He pulled very hard and Maxime Guyon said he was left with little choice but to let him stride on. Now that he is more experienced, the horse is more aware and to watch Olivier Peslier ride is a real treat. The horse belongs to an Omani owner who isn’t a member of the royal family, but who trusts my judgement. I thank him and am over the moon as these colours are winning for the first time on French soil. One must also pay tribute to his former trainer, Anthony Lopez, as I inherited a colt in tip-top condition, and a very well developed one at that. So I really haven’t had a lot to do. »

THE BEST PRODUCT OF PADIA DU LOUP

Fettah du Loup is the best product of his unraced dam Padia du Loup (Dormane). His full brother, Émir du Loup, never lived up to his initial promise after running third behind two useful types, Al Moujjalli (Akim de Ducor) and Céleste de Ghazal (Madjani), on his debut. The second dam, Ekraam (Olympe La Coste), was similarly unraced. Her half-sister, Naajah du Loup (Dormane), produced a few good Arabian ‘endurance’ types.

 

 

 

Saint Laurent

 

 

Kesberoy

 

 

 

 

Keiba

 

Kerbella

 

 

 

 

 

Mad Oua

 

 

Fatouma

 

 

 

 

Praline du Cassou

FETTAH DU LOUP (C3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manganate

 

 

Dormane

 

 

 

 

Mandore

 

Paida du Loup

 

 

 

 

 

Olympe La Coste

 

 

Ekraam

 

 

 

 

Awadj

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

PRIX TIDJANI

Gr. III PA - 3-year-olds - Colts & Geldings - 1,900m - € 20,000

1st        FETTAH DU LOUP (57.5) C3

            Kerbella & Paida du Loup

            Owner: K. Khasruzzaman

            Breeder: Mrs C. Dupont

            Trainer: Mrs J.-F. Bernard

            Jockey: O. Peslier

2nd       CITRONNIER DE GHAZAL (57.5) C3

            Madjani & Citronnelle de Ghazal

            Owner & Breeder: Haras Ghazal E.A.R.L. Al Pices

            Trainer: D. Guillemin

            Jockey: A. Gavilan

3rd        BADI AL CHAM (57.5) C3

            Azadi & Al Mazina

            Owner: F. Al Elweet

            Breeder: Mrs N. Mousalli

            Trainer: T. Fourcy

            Jockey: J. Augé

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Kanaan & Hayyan.

All ran (5).

(Turf) Good. 2'10"80. Distances: 1/2 - sh - nk.