Qatari horses steal spotlight in France
‘Classic’ wins for Amyr Du Soleil and Ryme Al Cham at La Teste De Buch
Two Classic races. Two Qatari winners. Amyr Du Soleil, owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani and Ryme Al Cham, belonging to Al Shaqab Racing, were all speed and class at La Teste De Buch in France. Amyr Du Soleil won the Prix Tidjani (Group 3 PA) race while Ryme Al Cham topped the Prix Razzia III (Group 3 PA) field.
Both races were run over 1900M and the double triumph turned out to be the high point for the trainer-jockey duo Thomas Fourcy and Julien Auge as their teamwork paid off.
For Fourcy, the Prix Tidjani (Group 3 PA) was a great outing as another of his horse – the c-owned c — finished second.
Amyr Du Soleil, only on his second start, reserved his charge for the home straight. The three-year-old colt, content with trailing Mounjared Al Cham for most part, pulled away in the final stretch. The rest of the field did not stand a chance against the pace of the two front-runners.
On his debut in Toulouse on June 8, Amyr Du Soleil had finished an impressive second in the Prix Quitaine-Wathba Stallions Cup.
Filly Ryme Al Cham seemed to be out of the reckoning in the early stages of the Prix Razzia III as she languished at the back of the field, but she fought back remarkably in the home straight.
Although she had plenty of ground to cover, she was up to the task. The win was a narrow one as the three-year-old edged Jerome Cabre-ridden Um Taj by a nose.