AFAC FRENCH ARABIAN BREEDERS’ CHALLENGE SPRINT: NATALMA AL MAURY: IT PAYS TO BE DARING

03.11.2020

AFAC FRENCH ARABIAN BREEDERS’ CHALLENGE SPRINT: NATALMA AL MAURY: IT PAYS TO BE DARING

PARISLONGCHAMP (FR), SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2020

Gr2 PA - 4 year-olds & up - 1,400m (7f) - €45,000

A maiden coming into the race, Natalma Al Maury (Dahess) had snared fourth place in a Listed race at San Sebastian on her previous start. She could have contested the Prix Nedjari - Wathba Stallions Cup later on the card. However, Olivier Trigodet and Renée-Laure Koch opted to run the filly in the AFAC French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Sprint (Gr2 PA). Although there’s no escaping that she was the least fancied of the runners (19/1) after being overlooked by the punters.

It proved a winning gamble, and after the tactics were tailored accordingly, the filly lost her maiden tag in one fell swoop at PA Group level. Ridden prominently, Natalma Al Maury sat on the tail of Kanaan (Sarrab) who set out to make all on the rails. The gaps came for the filly at the beginning of the straight, as Alexandre Gavilan galvanised his mount by taking the lead. The favourite, Deryan (Mahabb), subsequently appeared on the premises, only for Natalma Al Maury to find the required extra. The filly nailed the win by three-quarters of a length from Deryan. Kanaan was third.

Laying down a marker before a stud career eventually beckons. A clearly moved Olivier Trigodet told Equidia: "I’m very happy because Renée-Laure Koch has placed her trust in me ever since I took out a trainer’s licence. She also let me decide which race to go for. I thought my filly looked a picture. A late bloomer, I think that she's only now reaching maturity. She delivered big time in this race following a gem of a ride from Alexandre Gavilan. It's very important for her eventual broodmare career to have won at Group level, which means that she has added further black type to her distaff line. There aren't many races left for the filly at this distance in the current season, and it’s possible that we will rough her off until next year."

Closely related to No Risk Al Maury. Bred by Renée-Laure Koch, Natalma Al Maury is a daughter of the high class Dahess (Amer), and the latter excelled at the very top level over trips ranging from 1,000m (5f) to 2,000m (10f). The Al Shaqab Racing sire is currently based at the Haras de Thouars. No Worry Al Maury (Dormane), the dam, was unraced. She’s a full sister to the Listed PA winning No Problem Al Maury (Dormane). This is one of the most prestigious lines of the Haras du Maury, as the grandam, Némosie Al Maury (Kesberoy), is a full sister to No Risk Al Maury (Kesberoy), a quadruple Gr1 PA winner and successful sire; and to Nouba Al Maury (Kesberoy) and Nevadour Al Maury (Kesberoy), the latter pair proved successful in races which have since been upgraded to Gr1 PA.

The progeny of No Worry Al Maury include a 3-year-old filly by Mahabb currently trained by Thomas Fourcy; two yearlings and namely a colt by Mahabb plus a filly by Munjiz, and a foal by Munjiz.

 

 

 

Wafi

 

 

Amer

 

 

 

 

Bushra

 

Dahess

 

 

 

 

 

Dahr

 

 

Danie du Cassou

 

 

 

 

Nerva du Cassou  

NATALMA AL MAURY (F4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manganate

 

 

Dormane

 

 

 

 

Mandore  

 

No Worry Al Maury

 

 

 

 

 

Kesberoy

 

 

Némosie Al Maury

 

 

 

 

Nectarine Al Maury


BORDEAUX-LE BOUSCAT (FRA), 22th SEPTEMBER

AFAC FRENCH ARABIAN BREEDERS CHALLENGE SPRINT

Gr2 - 4-year-olds an up - 1,400m - €45,000

1st        NATALMA AL MAURY (56) F4

            (Dahess & No Worry Al Maury, by Dormane)

Owner: Ms R.-L. Koch

Breeder: Ms R.-L. Koch

            Trainer: O. Trigodet

Jockey: A. Gavilan

SB_AL SHAQAB_DAHESS

SB_NÉE & ÉLEVÉ_AL MAURY

SB°MADE IN THOUARS

2nd       DERYAN (58) H5

            (Mahabb & Haboob, by Akbar)

            Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management

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

Trainer: D. Guillemin

Jockey: I. Mendizabal

3rd       KANAAN (58) H5

            (Sarrab & Shamayl, by Kesberoy)

            Owner: Yas Horse Racing Management

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

Trainer: D. Guillemin

Jockey: E. Révolte

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Shalaa & Shadad.

Non-runner: Hilal Al Cham.

(Turf) Soft. 1'40"27. Distances: 3/4 - 3 - 2.