SHADWELL - CRITÉRIUM DES POULICHES - BELQEES GAINS HER BIGGEST WIN

01.08.2018

SHADWELL - CRITÉRIUM DES POULICHES - BELQEES GAINS HER BIGGEST WIN

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH, 3rd July 2018

Gr. II PA - 4-year-olds and up - Females - 1,900m - € 25,000

Coming off a recent win at Toulouse, Belqees (Mahabb) opened her Group account in the Shadwell Critérium des Pouliches (Gr. II PA). The Yas Racing Management filly is now unbeaten in two starts for trainer Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte. Quick into her stride, the front running winner went several lengths clear at the entrance to the straight. In the final 100-meters, Joudh (Mahabb), in the same ownership as Belqees, finished fast where the race was unfolding after bringing up the rear for much of the way. This prompted Belqees to change leads and hold the thrust of Joudh. The first and second race in the colours of Yas Horse Racing Management. Karabosse de Ghazal (Munjiz), having raced in second for much of the race, kept on well to the bitter end to be third.

Thierry Delègue, the manager of Yas Horse Racing Management, said: "Belqees is a filly who we have always esteemed and she today delivered a performance on a par with her last run. She made a belated return to action this season and, we thought the run would bring her on, so in this sense, we weren’t disappointed. She has a very extravagant action. It’s a reflection of the high regard that we hold her in that she has a Group I PA entry at Newbury. She is very courageous and sweet natured. Concerning Joudh, she isn’t perhaps the same mare as last season, but she did what was asked of her. One or the other could head for the Group 1 PA for fillies and mares at Newbury."

THE SISTER OF LORAA

Bred by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Belqees is a daughter of Mahabb and Aleefa (Kesberoy), who was placed six times in as many French starts. All four of the progeny of Aleefa which saw the racecourse were winners, including the high class distaffer Loraa (Mawood). Her roll of honour included the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Juments (Gr. I PA), the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr. I PA), and this very same race amongst others. Belqees is the niece of Lahib (Kairouan de Jos): a Group III PA winner at Bordeaux.

 

 

 

Tidjani

 

 

Tahar de Candelon

 

 

 

 

Pehrxylla Ibn Xelio

 

Mahabb

 

 

 

 

 

Jaf Orphatyn

 

 

Joyzell

 

 

 

 

Yfs Almond Boy

BELQEES (F4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Laurent

 

 

Kesberoy

 

 

 

 

Keiba

 

Aleefa

 

 

 

 

 

Blaise

 

 

Étoile du Loup

 

 

 

 

Kâline du Loup

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH (FRA), 3rd July 2018

SHADWELL - CRITÉRIUM DES POULICHES

Gr. II PA - 4-year-olds and up - Females - 1,900m - € 25,000

1st           BELQEES (56.5) F4

                Mahabb & Aleefa

                Owner: Yas Horse Racing Mana LLC

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

                Trainer: X. Thomas-Demeaulte

                Jockey: I. Mendizabal

2nd          JOUDH (56.5) F4

                Mahabb & Shamayl

                Owner: Yas Horse Racing Mana LLC

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

                Trainer: D. Guillemin (s)

                Jockey: M. Barzalona

3rd          KARABOSSE DE GHAZAL (56.5) F4

                Munjiz & Katerina de Ghazal

                Owner: Haras Hs Ghazal E.A.R.L. Al Pices

                Breeder: Mlle R. Cambon

                Trainer: D. Guillemin (s)

                Jockey: A. Gavilan

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Almaa, Muneera & Soureyade.

Non-runner(s): Um Graibah.

(Turf) Good. 2'06"80. Distances: shnk - 11/2 - 2.