Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred CHORBA (FR) (Olympic Glory x Ysandre) was the favorite coming into the Prix des Bains Pompeins, a Class 1 for 3-year-olds over 2,000m, at Compiegne, France, on Wednesday, 1 July and she proved she was the best. The Jean Claude Rouget-trained bay filly settled well in mid-division. She was relaxed and easy in her action. The runners chose to stay in the middle of the track for the better ground, and CAMOGIE (IRE) (Invincible Spirit) set a steady pace under Alexis Badel. On the final turn, CHORBA came around the wide outside while the rest of the field drifted onto the rail. A decision that paid off for jockey Cristian Demuro, as CHORBA ran strongly to the line, picking off her rivals, for a comfortable 1¾-length win doubling her tally. The Stella Thayer-owned and trained CONTROL TOWER (FR) (Youmzain) was the runner-up under Stephane Pasquier. CAMOGIE came in third. The Henri Francois Devin-trained CAMOGIE was a further neck behind in third.
CHORBA, who was a winner on her only start as a 2-years-old, is by Al Shaqab sire OLYMPIC GLORY, who stands at Haras de Bouquetot in France. She is out of the unraced mare YSANDRE, a sister to KELTOS.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club