PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP - AOUN NOTCHES HIS THIRD BLACK TYPE WIN IN AS MANY COUNTRIES!

04.10.2018

PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP - AOUN NOTCHES HIS THIRD BLACK TYPE WIN IN AS MANY COUNTRIES!

OSTEND (BE), 30th July 2018

Gr. III PA - 4-year-olds and up - 1,600m - € 30,000

Aoun (Mahhab), the Antoine de Watrigant runner, is clearly tailor made for the Purebred Arabian international racing scene. Third in the Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr. I PA), and winner of the Prix Tidjani (Gr. III PA), he has shown himself to be a few pounds below the best in the élite races. However, he clearly travels well and is equally capable of delivering the goods on sand as well as turf. His Mont-de-Marsan trainer also knows how to get the best out of him. Second in the Grand Prix de S.A.R. le Prince Moulay Rachid at Casablanca, and victorious in the Grand Prix Sheikh Zayed Ibn Soltane Al Nahyan (L PA) at Marrakesh, Aoun gained his third black type success in as many countries on July 30th! Given a vigorous ride by Roberto-Carlos Montenegro, Aoun eventually quelled the spirited resistance of Dynamites (Nashwan Al Khalidiah) after a protracted struggle. It should also be pointed out that the second was Group I PA placed last season. Al Mounteze Monlau (Nashwan Al Khalidiah) was third.

FROM A STABLE IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

The Aoun-Antoine de Watrigant combination provided the colours of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan with a ninth group success of the campaign! The trainer, responsible for two of those wins, said: “This level of the opposition was well within his compass and he was coming off a good Dutch effort. He did some sterling work in the straight and is progressing race to race. Future plans are still up in the air but I imagine that the race at Casablanca in November could be an interesting option.”

 

 

 

Tidjani

 

 

Tahar de Candelon

 

 

 

 

Pehrxylla Ibn Xelio

 

Mahabb

 

 

 

 

 

Jaf Orphatyn

 

 

Joyzell

 

 

 

 

Yfs Almond Joy

AOUN (C4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manguier

 

 

Djouras Tu

 

 

 

 

Djoura

 

Shumoos

 

 

 

 

 

Djelfor

 

 

Sheena

 

 

 

 

Fantasia

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP

Gr. III PA - 4-year-olds and up - 1,600m - € 30,000

1st AOUN (57) C4

Mahabb & Shumoos

Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management

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

Trainer: A. de Watrigant

Jockey: R.-C. Montenegro

2nd DYNAMITES (56) C4

Nashwan Al Khalidiah & Oleya du Loup

Owner: Landgoed Waterland

Breeder & Trainer: K. Van Den Bos

Jockey: J.-B. Hamel

3rd AL MOUNTEZE MONLAU (58) M5

Nashwan Al Khalidiah & Tadri

Owner & Breeder: Mrs M.-A. Bourdette

Trainer: Mrs J.-F. Bernard

Jockey: E. Henriques Chavez

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Shadwan Al Khalediah,

Lightfeel, El Zarka D.A., Saudi Al Khalediah, Cleopathre

& Ziggy D.A..

Ran (9) - Non runner(s): Burkan Al Khalediah

(Turf). 1’55’’46. Distances: Nk - 6 - 1