Doha, 5 July 2020 - Al Shaqab Racing fielded two runners in the Prix de l’Afac at Dax, France, BARADA AL CHAM (FR) (AF Albahar x Al Ryma) and SHADAD (FR) (TM Fred Texas x Nasrat). It was a successful outing as the duo finished first and fourth respectively in the conditions seven-furlong race for four-year-old and older Purebred Arabians.
Ridden quietly by Julien Augé, in the final turn the Al Shaqab Racing and Nada Mousalli-owned came around the outside to come up towards the inside rail. It was a hard-fought race, with BARADA AL CHAM winning out by a short head for trainer Thomas Fourcy.
HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s homebred MOUNTASIR (FR) (Tabarak x Basilic D’elios) was the runner-up under Jerome Cabre making it a one-two for Thomas Fourcy. The Al Nujaifi Racing Ltd-owned and D. Watrigant-trained NENAWA (FR) (Dahess x Gharnooga) was a further neck behind in third under Ioritz Mendizabal.
This was the first win for BARADA AL CHAM, who was bred by Hassan and Nada Moussalli and Faiz Al Eweet.