29 October 2014, Toulouse, France ~ Al Mourtazez (Dahess x Arwa by Nuits St Georges) was head and shoulders above his rivals in the French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Classic (Gr3 PA) at Toulouse, France, on Wednesday, 29 October. Al Mourtazez was ridden by Julien Auge to win the 2,200-metre contest and clinch the title of the € 4,500 race that was reserved for 4-year-old and older horses. Al Mourtazez gave Al Shaqab and jockey Julien Auge their second win of the day.
While he was the easy winner of the Doha Cup (Gr1 PA) this summer in Deauville, the colt did not run in the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA) at Longchamp earlier this month, due to a slight problem. His trainer Thomas Fourcy: “I really regret Longchamp but he hurt his back in the stable and I could not take the risk. He is really very good and will make a top five-year-old.”