Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred AL HAWRA (FR) (Wooton Bassett x Salwa) remained unbeaten on her second start in the Prix de Pauillac, a Class 2 race over 1,900m for 2YOs on turf at Bordeaux-le-Bouscat, France, on Thursday, 29 October. The bay filly won the race very easily, following a winning debut over a mile on the all-weather at Pau on 3 October.
Having settled in third position, under Jordan Plateaux, in the race at Bordeaux, AL HAWRA took the advantage rounding the final turn and kept on going all the way to the post. She won the race by impressive ten lengths in front of CALLIOPE (FR) (Diamond Green). IN FALL (GB) (Le Havre) was 15 lengths behind in third.
Her trainer, Simone Brogi, told Equidia: “I have to say that she has surprised me. We did not have a lot of races for her. Once you’ve won a maiden, you have to go for these races. That can be a bit difficult sometimes, but, today, Al Hawra did something I did not expect. I think she liked the heavy ground and maybe that’s why she won so easily. I was not ready for such a display, so we will talk with all her connections before deciding where to go next. She’s a quiet well-bred filly. And, at some point, those horses show they have quality. That’s what she did today. We will see if there’s some improvement in her.”
By the top sire Wootton Bassett, AL HAWRA is out of the GALILEO mare SALWA who was unraced for HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani and is a sister to the useful CITY IMAGE. AL HAWRA is just the second foal of racing age for this young mare.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club