Paris, 12 July 2020 - ALSAHER (FR) (Mared Al Sahra x Assefa D’Aroco), a three-year-old Purebred Arabian colt, bred and owned by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, made a perfect debut at La Teste-de-Buch, France on Saturday, 11 July, winning the Prix Nez d’Or by a short head under jockey Valentin Seguy. In second, was MUQLA (FR) (Tabarak x Sarahmina) a homebred for H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani. The grey filly is trained by Didier Guillemin and was ridden by Alexandre Gavilan. Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred ALHARETH (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau x Tameemah) finished a further nose behind in third for the winning trainer. The bay colt was ridden by Julien Auge.
Trained by François Rohaut, the eventual winner sat up on the pace in third position, with ALHARETH leading the field. Coming together in the final turn, it was a closely fought finish between the first top three, with ALSAHER just coming to snatch the win on the line.
ALSAHER is out of ASSEFA D’AROCO (TIDJANI). This is the family of the blue hen ALTESSE D’AROCO, origin of champions AL TAIR and TABARAK.