His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s homebred MOHARRAM (FR) (ASSY x Amandine De Ghazal) made a winning debut in the Prix Djelfor – Wathba Stallion Cup at Bordeaux-Le Bouscat on Sunday, 9 May. The Thomas Fourcy-trained colt was last, but one for a long way. However, he came good in the straight and dominated the mile for three-year-old maidens by seven lengths with Guillaume Guedj–Gay in the saddle at the main expense of the Jean de Mieulle-trained and Olivier D’ Andigne-ridden IHSAN D’ETIOLLES (Tabarak x Ouasis Du Croate). The latter had the advantage of prior racecourse experience. IBIS DE LITRE (FR) (Nieshan x Djamila De Carrere), who is trained by the winning trainer Thomas Fourcy and was ridden by Jerme Cabre finished two lengths further in third
“We had got a fair amount of work into him”, said Thomas Fourcy, “and he should have made his debut sooner, but he developed a cough. He had every right to make a bold showing on his debut.”
Being a son of ASSY and AMANDINE DE GHAZAL(Dormane), MOHARRAM hails from the same line as the high class GAZWAN.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club