Consistent MOUNTASIR wins in Spain for H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani

MOUNTASIR (Tabarak x Basilic d’Elios) landed a second victory in the Premio Wathba Stallion Cup at San Sebastien, Spain on Sunday, 9 August, evening. Bred and owned by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, he was the hot favorite of this race. It was his first attempt over the distance of 1,500m. Trained by Thomas Fourcy, MOUNTASIR won a nice race earlier this year in France and has proved to be a very consistent competitor in all of his four starts. Ridden by Jerome Cabre, he jumped well to take the lead before the first bend, followed by GABY DE FAUST (Dahess). In the straight, MOUNTASIR was headed by GABY DE FAUST, but MOUNTASIR showed he is not only talented but also tough. When Jerome Cabre asked him, he stormed to the retake the lead and win comfortably. NATALMA AL MAURY (Dahess) finished in second, just in front of GABY DE FAUST.

MOUNTASIR is a son of TABARAK, champion racehorse for H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani. He is a grandson of the famous French mare BERGERONNETTE (Djouran), the origin of numerous top-class Purebred Arabian racehorses, including the Gr1 PA winners AMYR DU SOLEIL (Amer), MAHESS DU SOLEIL (Dahess), DAHOR DE BRUGÈRE (Dahess).

 

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club