Arabian Triple Crown Round II - SUCCESSFUL STARTS FOR AL ZAHIR IN THE EMIRATES

10.03.2017

Arabian Triple Crown Round II - SUCCESSFUL STARTS FOR AL ZAHIR IN THE EMIRATES

ABU DHABI (UAE), 5th March 2017

Gr. III PA - 4yos - 2,200m - AED 300,000

Under the training of Thierry de Laurière last year when he ran in France, Al Zahir (Madjani) ran for the first time in the United Arab Emirates in this Arabian Triple Crown Round II (Gr. III PA). He was not seen since his win in a maiden in Toulouse, held on the 23rd November, for Jean-Luc Martron’s silks. Now trained by Ali Rashid Al Rayhi, he carries the colours of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This Madjani son always ran well, in the center of the lot, before taking the lead in the home straight and taking quickly the advantage. He won in front of three Éric Lemartinel trained horses. First jockey for Sheikh Hamdan, Jim Crowley said: “It was his first race since he arrived from France. He showed all the good signs in the morning and progresses very well. Sheikh Hamdan values her a little. It is a horse with a good attitude and a lot of speed for a Purebred Arabian, which is always important.”

To see the race: https://youtu.be/ryNKEQ_0aWE

The family of an Arabian Triple Crown winner

Al Zahir is a son of Petite Class (Barour de Cardonne). He was trained in France by Thierry de Laurière, like his brother Petit Monsieur (Monsieur Al Maury) and sister Petitelaïka (Robbie), third of the Prix Razzia III (Gr. III PA) behind Bint Jakkarta and Sylvine Al Maury. His second dam, Hammdie Class (Dormane), gave birth to Royal Class (Kesberoy), brother of Petite Class, who won the Arabian Triple Crown Round I (Listed PA) after winning at Newbury in the Jumeirah International Stakes (Gr. II PA).