H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s homebred BIG FIVE (GB) (Frankel x Louvain) maintained his unbeaten record by proving a clear winner of the Prix Gay Mécèn, a class 1 race run over 2,400 metres for three-year-olds at Saint-Cloud on Saturday, 7 November.
Trained by Francis-Henri Graffard and ridden on this occasion by Olivier Peslier, BIG FIVE won very cosily after leaving BARATIN (FR) (Tin Horse) three lengths in his wake. BIG FIVE’s previous two career outings were at Clairefontaine and Compiègne and he emerged victorious on both occasions. He clearly relishes the heavy going.
Bred by Al Shahania Stud, BIG FIVE is a son of FRANKEL (Galileo). His dam is the Gr3 placed LOUVAIN (Sinndar). She already produced two black type winners, including the champion FLOTILLA (Mizzen Mast), winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr1) and the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr1).
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club