Al Shaqab Racing’s AL CAPDAMUNT gets off the mark in France


AL CAPDAMUNT (Shalaa x La Pedrera) opened his scorecard on his second racecourse start when winning the Prix Haras Des Elys – Prix Nicolas Dieu, a maiden for 3-year-olds over 1,350 metres at Wissembourg, France on Saturday, 1 May. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the bay gelding had finished third on his debut at Saint-Cloud on the 6th April and facing a less competitive field today won comfortably. He is trained by Henri-François Devin in Chantilly and was ridden by jockey Clement Lecœuvre to 1½-length victory in front of the G. Geisler-trained and Eva-Maria Geisler-ridden DONTELLYOURMOTHER (Biraaj x Madda’s Force), with another 4 lengths to the third, the R. Rohne-trained and Nicol Polli-ridden PREMERO PASADO (Pomellato x Last Storm).

From the first crop of AL Shaqab Racing sire SHALAA, AL CAPDAMUNT was bred by Dunmore Stud. He was bought as a foal at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale. His dam, LA PEDRERA, is out of the Group 3 winner GAY HELLENE, dam of Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère winner NAAQOOS (Oasis Dream) and the Group 3 winner BARASTRAIGHT (Barathea); both are sires.


Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club