RB Frynchh Dude wins the only
Racing at Meydan on Thursday, December 17, evening was officially highlighted by the opening 1900m Group 2 Madjani Stakes presented by Longines, the only Purebred Arabian race on the card, was won pretty comprehensively by RB Frynchh Dude (Baseq Al Khalediah x RB Frynch Broad by Maadjani), confidently ridden by Pat Cosgrave for trainer Helal Alalawi and owners Byerley Racing.
Having led briefly soon after the 16 runners departed the gates, Cosgrave was then happy to allow Dane O’Neill go on aboard Sauternes Al Maury (Mahabb x Savavit Al Maury by Dormane), owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, settling in on the rail just behind the leader.
When that rival started to paddle, Cosgrave was happy to take the initiative, fully 800m from home and, once he committed his mount for home about 500m out, the race was effectively over. Having just his third local outing after two attempts on the Abu Dhabi turf, the 4-year-old colt arrived from the US with two victories to his name, including a 1700m Grade Three contest.
Cosgrave said: “He ran well enough at Abu Dhabi last time from a bad draw on a surface he does not like so much and going clockwise which he is not used to.
“He is a smart Arabian though and a pleasure to ride because you can put him anywhere in a race because he is tactically versatile. I imagine he will go to Saudi for their big race, but he will be competitive back here in these races, depending where connections want to go.”
Eric Lemartinel’s Amwaj (Abu Alemarat x Sylphide Al Maury by Dormane), ridden by Fabrice Veron and bred and owned by HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan finished second followed by Aoun (Mahabb x Shumoos by Djouras Tu) conducted by , trained by Jean-Claude Pecout, owned by Yas Racing and bred by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Source and photos: Emirates Racing Authority
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