French Breeders' Challenge Classic
This race, reserved for the horses of 4 years old and more was run over 2200 m. Nine runners, males and females, from 4 to 7 years old were in the field, including several which had participated in the groups 1 PA at Chantilly on September 30th and October 1st, as Muneera (Dormane x Hamiya by Al Hasim) the winner of the Qatar Arabian Trophy (juments).
The race was run in 2 ' 30 " 5 with a very close finish which ended with the victory of the 4-year-old filly Almaa FR, (Amer x Nyriad by Dormane), ¼ length followed by the male of 7 years Handassa FR (Madjani x Ziva by Dormane). Muneera FR (Dormane x Hamiya by Al Hasim) took the third place with only a neck from the second.
The winner, Almaa, belongs to her breeder Al Shaqab Racing and is trained by Thomas Fourcy. Jockey Julien Augé rode the filly to the fourth victory of her career, victories which were all won in Toulouse, a course which suits her perfectly.