Tayf Takes The President of the Gr 1 UAE Cup at Paris Longchamp

Coupe d'Europe des Chevaux Arabes

Tayf over Khataab photo by Noelle Derre’

13 May 2019, Paris, France ~ Tayf guided by Olivier Peslier managed to stay ahead of Khataab to win the 2000m €100,000 Gr 1 UAE Cup in Paris, France, on 12 May 2019. Owned by HH SHEIK ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA AL THANI, the seven-year old colt (Amer x Djelmila) made a brilliant seasonal debut and is back in form in Europe.

Lighting Bolt led the field of seven out of the gate and kept his lead until the 1000m mark where Tayf was still traveling behind Khatabb 5 lengths off the lead. Beginning a late charge Peslier brought Tayf outside and kept the pressure on as they sped past Khatabb, Lighting Bolt and Rodess Du Loup in the final 100m. Peslier never let up on the pedal, and Tayf finished in front by 3/4 length over second Al Khatabb, and third Lighting Bolt two lengths behind. The winning time was 2:17:62. (Temps du 1er : 2.17.62)

“Olivier Peslier knows him by heart”, said the winning trainer, Alban de Mieulle. Tayf has been off for the last two years.

Order of Finish:
Horse, Pedigreee, Jockey, Trainer, Owner
1. Tayf (Amer x Djelmila), Olivier Pelier, Alban De Meuille,HH SHEIK ABDULLAH BIN KHALIFA AL THANI
2. Khatabb (Amer x Djelana), Jerome Cabre, T. Fourcy, Al Shaqab Racing
3. Lighting Bolt (Munjiz x Oleya Du Lop), Theo Bachelot, Karin Van Den Bos, landgoed Waterland
4. Rodess Du Loup (Dahess x Aurore Du Loup), Maxime Guyon, Ch Gourdain, KHALIFA HAMAD AL ATTIYAH

Pres of the UAE Cup

Monsieur Faisal AL RAHMANI, Mgr général de UAE President Cup Series

Photos: Noelle Derre’

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