London, 23 July 2020 - LEHWAIYLA (GB), an Al Shaqab Racing homebred, posted her first career win in The Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Median Auction Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over a mile at Bath, UK, on just third time of asking.
Trained in Newmarket by Sir Michael Stoute, the 3-year-old filly sat in second position just behind ARJU (USA) (Karakontie x War Clan), who set a steady pace. Poised to pounce, David Probert let LEHWAIYLA come to join the leader in the final bend with 3 furlongs left to run.
A battle ensued between these two in the home straight, with LEHWAIYLA taking the advantage in the final 50 metres to win by ¾ length. ARJU, trained by Robert Cowell, held second place, under Luke Morris, 1½ lengths in front of the third, POPULAIRE (FR) (Zebedee x Monspa) who is trained by Amanda Perrett and was ridden by Pat Dobbs.
LEHWAIYLA is by Al Shaqab Stallion TORONADO, who is the sire of this year’s Prix du Morny (Gr1) favourite TACTICAL, in the colours of the Queen of the United Kingdom. She is out of STRAWBERRYDAIQUIRI (DANSILI), winner of the Windsor Forest Stakes Gr.2 and second in the Gr.1 Sun Chariot Stakes.