H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s
Amel impresses on debut

Amel ridden by Thomas Fourcy


Bred and owned by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Purebred Arabian filly Amel (Al Mamun Monlau x Al Hanoof) stormed to a 2½ length win on her racecourse debut on Sunday, 21 March. The 4-year-old daughter of Al Mamun Monlau is trained by Thomas Fourcy and was ridden by Guillaume Guedj-Gay in the Prix Magic De Piboul – Wathba Stallions Cup at Mont de Marsan, France.

Ten lined up in this conditions race, which marks the return of the turf season in France. Rysk Tout (No Risk Al Maury x Jeanne d’Arca) came in second, with Asma Tourettes (Mister Ginoux x Neida Tourettes) ¾ length further back in third.

“She has debuted correctly”, despite being very green and having a good look around when she hit the front. She ended up in the lead early, which is never easy on debut. But when her jockey Guillaume Guedj-Gay put down his stick and picked up his reins, she found a good stride to finish. It’s a good sign for the future”, commented Thomas Fourcy after the race.

Regally bred, Amel is out of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s blue hen Al Hanoof (Maganate), the dam of champions General (Amer) and Al Dahma (Amer). Al Dahma has also produced the dual Group 1 scorer Yazeed.

Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club /Photo: Robert Polin/JDG

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