Winning debut for H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani’s ANCA

In the colours of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, ANCA (FRENCH FIFTEEN), won the Prix de la Chapelle (a newcomers race) at ParisLongchamp on Thursday 17 October 2019. A little keen in the early stages, the bay filly then settled mid division. Once she found her balance in the straight, the Yan Durepaire-trained 2-year-old picked up well. She came under pressure from ALKANDORA (NATHANIEL) but, changing legs, stayed on strongly to the line and scored a short-head victory in her first time out with Olivier Peslier in the saddle.

ANCA was bred at Haras de Victot. Her sire, FRENCH FIFTEEN, also ran in the colours of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, and sired his first Gr1 winner this year with FRENCH KING who also represents these prestigious silks.

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club