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Breeders’ Challenge behind Amyr du Soleil. “Jarif is very immature,” Bernard told the press. “His opponents were tougher than him and some of them are already group winners. He is a very good horse, but unfortunately he arrived late in training.” Bernard said Jarif will be rested over the winter, with the goal of the major stakes for four-year-olds next summer, notably the Qatar Derby at Chantilly in June. Fourcy had a day to remember at Saint-Cloud on October 4, winning the $110,000 Qatar Arabian Trophy Sheikh Mohammed’s streak continued with Raahah’s win in the Group 1 $165,000 Qatar des Pouliches for three-year-old Trophy des Juments for four-year-old fillies at Longchamp on October 5. RAAHAH (Asraa fillies at 2,000 meters with the Min Albarq x Massamarie by Tidjani), a four-year-old half-sister to Ebraz, is trained by François Rohaut and won under long odds ridden by François-Xavier Bertras. undefeated Lady Princess (General x Nacree Al Maury by Kesberoy). Ridden by Christophe Soumillon Amyr du Soleil was confidently ridden by Augé, for Sheail bin Khalifa Al Kuwari, Lady Princess won stalking the pace for the first quarter-mile before by three-quarters of a length over the Fourcytaking the lead. Augé urged Amyr du Soleil clear and trained Meethag (Dahor de Brugere x Al Nachmiya the colt drew away quickly. by Azadi) in the field of 13. Another note of trivia – Jarif (Dahess x Kiss de Ghazal by Dormane) Fourcy won the same race as a jockey in 2011 aboard finished a length in front of an unlucky Mounjared Al Al Nachmiya. Cham (Azadi x Al Moutawakila by Al Sakbe). Mounjared Al Cham stumbled a few strides after the start, nearly unseating jockey Vincent Cheminaud. Mounjared Al Cham, trained by Fourcy, recovered quickly and raced on the inside of the field, closing with interest in the final furlong. “He made a mistake out of the boxes and had trouble getting into the race,” Fourcy said. “He will age well.” Interestingly, Jarif’s dam, Kiss de Ghazal, was an outstanding race mare, winning the UK Arabian Derby and Qatar Arabian Trophy des Juments in 2011 for owner Haif Mohammed Al Ghatani, who owns Jarif. Runner-up Jarif impressed trainer Elisabeth Trainer François Rohaut, left , celebrates RAAHAH 's win with Bernard with his progress as a three-year-old. Jarif jockey François-Xavier Bertras and Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa was sixth in his career debut in the French Arabian Al Thani, right.

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