SAINT CLOUD DOUBLE FOR AL SHAQAB
The month of May has seen a number of impressive winners in the AL SHAQAB Racing silks.
At Saint Cloud, in France SPIRIT OF BRITTANY (FR) caught the attention of many when winning the Prix La Belle II for unraced 2 year old fillies over 1200m. The homebred daughter of Invincible Spirit, out of YSANDRE dominated the race from start to finish, and won very easily by two lengths for jockey Gregory Benoist and trainer Jean - Claude Rouget.
ALJEZEERA (GB) was also victorious at Saint Cloud, in the Prix Balbo over 2800m. The 4 year old Frankel filly, out of Dynaforce track the leader until taking prime position at the 400m mark, then pulling away nicely under Gregory Benoist, and for trainer HF Devin. A black type winner in her 3 year old season, ALJEZEERA opened her account as a 4 year old.
Other notable winners in the AL SHAQAB silks in May have included AL ADAID ( Zoffany & Diamond Green) who won the Prix de la Folie Saint - James at ParisLongchamp in a fashion that merits the big race entries this season. 3 year old filly LABREGA (Casique & Postale) won the a Haydock Novice Stakes over 1mile (8 furlongs) for Hugo Palmer and Josephine Gordon.