4 March 2023, UAE ~ It’s Super Saturday at Meydan Racecourse
Established as a dress rehearsal or a trials day for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, Super Saturday is the second biggest fixture of the UAE season, officially highlighted by the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3, over the same 2000m on dirt as the $12 million Dubai World Cup.
Gr 1 Al Maktoum Challenge R3
The 2000m third round of the Al Maktoum Challenge saw Kerless du Roc under Fernando Jara overtaken for the lead in the early strides by Jugurtha De Monlau guided by Patrick Dobbs, and the two front runners controlled the field of 16 around the track. In the stretch Jugurtha De Monlau pulled ahead by over five lengths with second Kerless Del Roc trying to keep up, finishing with Jethjath (FR) in third. The winning seven-year-old is by AL MAMUN MONLAU out of Amina De Monlau (FR) by MONSIEUR AL MAURY (FR), and is trained by Jean-Claude Pecout for Yas Racing. He was bred in France by Robert Bourdette. Win time was 2:15:24 for the prize money of USD 75,000.
The Al Maktoum Challenge Rnd 1 on 6 January was won by RB RichLykeMe, and Rnd 2 on 3 February was won by Hayyan.
Video of win:
https://youtu.be/0MB8gMAmhYYJugurtha Du Monlau Video of Win
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