PRIX BA TOUSTEM - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP (E) - GOUMOH RETURNS TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

20.06.2018

PRIX BA TOUSTEM - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP (E) - GOUMOH RETURNS TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH (FRA), 6th June 2018

4-year-olds and up - 1,900m - € 15,000

Goumoh (Jaafer Asf) had been starved of success since making a winning debut at this course last July, and returned to winning ways in the Prix Ba Toustem - Wathba Stallions Cup (E). The representative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani initially raced in sixth along the rail. After moving up to mid-division going to the final turn, Goumoh was niggled along by his rider. Giving the impression that he may have to settle for a place on hitting the straight, he changed leads going to the final 200 meters and found a second wind. This enabled him to reel-in and nail the front running Amjiz de Piboul (Munjiz) by a length and a half.  Top weight Goumoh therefore redeemed himself after a prior unsuccessful run over the shorter trip of 1,400 meters. He showed a certain quality in 2017 and notably when third in the Qatar Total Arabian Trophy des Poulains (Gr. I PA).         

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HAILING FROM THE LINE OF CHERIFA

Bred by the Al Shahania Stud and trained by François Rohaut, Goumoh hails from the line of the highly influential broodmare Cherifa (Chéri Bibi). She has generated numerous winners for Jean-Marc de Watrigant and the Group I PA winners Djebbel, Djelmila, Majd Al Arab, Djezika, Cherazade and Djourdan all trace back to her. Cherifa was also a sister of the highly successful sire Tidjani (Flipper). This is the family of the breed’s elite sires Dormane (Manganate) and Manganate (Saint Laurent). Goumoh is also bred on similar lines to Aba’Ath (Amer). The latter won the Qatar International Cup (Gr. I PA) and is a grandson of Cherifa.

LA TESTE-DE-BUCH (FRA), 6th JUNE 2018

PRIX BA TOUSTEM - WATHBA STALLIONS CUP

4-year-olds and up - 1,900m - € 15,000

1st                GOUMOH (61) C4

                Jaafer Asf & Djeldora

                Owner: H.H. Sheikh M. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

                Breeder: Al Shahania Stud

                Trainer: F. Rohaut

                Jockey:  F.-X. Bertras

2nd               AMJIZ DE PIBOUL (56) C4

                Munjiz & Amerella

                Owner: M. Mezy

                Breeder: G. Flottes

                Trainer: Mrs. J.-F. Bernard

                Jockey:  I. Mendizabal

3rd                MEELAD (59) C4

                Azadi & Al Dahma

                Owner & Breeder: H.H. Sheikh A. Bin Khalifa Al Thani

                Trainer: A. de Watrigant

                Jockey:  O. Peslier

Other runner(s) in finishing order: Zawani Star, Kashmiir, King de Ghazal, Kareem Kb & Dhayaa.

All ran (8).

(Turf) Good. 2'05"90. Distances: 11/2 - 3/4 - shnk.