Raquiyah wins UAE Cup-Coupe D’Europe Des Chevaux Arabes

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AFAC / June 26, Saint-Cloud, France~THE PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP – COUPE D’EUROPE DES CHEVAUX ARABES (GR1 PA)  On Sunday the French trainer, Alban de Mieulle was successful at  the President of the UAE Cup for a fourth consecutive time, thanks to the brilliant filly Raqiyah GB (Amer x Sarahmina by Tornado de Syrah), who took the win at this race in 2010. Ridden deep on the rail by Olivier Peslier, the Qatari filly got the desired split in the final straight and surged forward to win easily from Hilal Al Zaman IRQ (Mencour), whose time will come, and Cambrydge (Zacan El Baraka) who confirmed that his recent victory at Dax was no fluke. It was a happy jockey who talked to Equidia after the race. “The filly is straight forward and I know her well,” explained Olivier Peslier. “She has a big heart and when she dominates like this, she really gives everything. She did it really well, even for her reappearance. I didn’t want to be too tough with her. She is back like she was, just like the beginning of the year.”

Raqiyah had disappointed in the Emir’s Sword at Doha in the beginning of March, the most important event for Qatari Purebred Arabians. But she is back in form and her jockey continued: “She didn’t produce her normal turn of foot that time out and finished without her usual strength, but she had run a lot and it was a difficult race.” Her trainer Alban de Mieulle, who was relieved that the split came just in time for his filly to take the lead, agreed when he said: “I have to admit; in the stand everyone was worried as to her position on the rail. But the split came, maybe even a touch too early. She wins well and this is a nice return to form and bodes well for the future. Having a rest for two or three months did her a world of good. She will probably run at Newbury and then Deauville, before competing in the Qatar Arabian World Cup meeting in October.”

Nayef Al Khalidiah (Calin du Loup – RW Countrydoll by Djendel)
Simmbad (Njewman – Vert Amande by Dormane)
Kasih (Amer – Pesennaia by Naftalin)
Mu’Azzaz (Amer – Massamarie by Tidjani)
Hilal Al Zaman ( Mencour – Amal Althania by Zad Al Rakib)
Cambrydge (Zacan El Barka – Chine Orientale by Chahata)
Scoubidou de Carrère (Djouras tu – Minou de Carrère by Guytou de Carrère)
Bachi Bouzouk (Pépé le Mocco – Fifine Appapalou by Manganate)
Raqiyah (Amer – Sarahmina by Tornado de Syrah)


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