Issue 750

41 ISSUE 750 - THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022 of the dual codes. Certainly, whenever he travels to Britain to ride at one of the top Arabian fixtures, it is time to take notice. The same applies to his appearances in the Dubai Kahayla Classic, or its previous guises, where following its inauguration in 1996 as the Dubai Arabian Classic, he missed the first three runnings but has since had 15 rides and won three times, the most recent ride in 2018 being his last on the biggest stage in the UAE. Peslier’s most recent Kahayla Classic success, and his latest victory on World Cup night, came for Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Rabbah De Carrere in 2014, which took his career total at the meeting to five winners from 57 rides. The remaining two wins were gained on Thoroughbreds, the first in 1996 on Tereshkova for Saeed bin Suroor in the Listed Nad Al Sheba Mile, which has since morphed into the Godolphin Mile, and the second in 2012 on the great Cirrus Des Aigles in the Dubai Sheema Classic. It was only natural that Peslier, who rode his first winner in 1989, should be among the array of top jockeys who graced the first Dubai World Cup meeting in 1996. After all, he has been champion in France four times. Those heady days are behind him, but he remains in demand, and 2021 represented something of a renaissance in his fortunes, for his 69 wins in France represented his highest tally since 2013, while they included 20 at Listed level or above, with the Group 1 Prix Vermeille on Teona for Roger Varian the peak. With trainer and Dubai regular FrancisHenri Graffard among Peslier’s more consistent employers, there’s every chance that Pevensey Bay is not the last of his Meydan winners. HOWARD WRIGHT 1. Wright 2. Word 3. Kalino AL RUWAIS ( GROUP 3) Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club TURF 1200M (a6F) For 4YO+ Past Winners Formerly run as part of the Ghantoot Sprint Championship R1 in 2000. Switched to Abu Dhabi in 2000 Prestige in 2000. Listed in 2002. Group 3 in 2004 Date Year Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Time Jan 24 2021 AF ALWAJEL (AE) Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda E Oertel T O’Shea 1:17.45 Jan 26 2020 RB LAM TARA (US) Sheikha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan E Lemartinel F Veron 1:16.92 Jan 27 2019 RB MONEY TO BURN (US) Sheikha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan E Lemartinel F Veron 1:17.93 Feb 11 2018 RMMAS (Fr) Yas Horse Racing Management LLC J de Roüalle R Mullen 1:17:43 Feb 5 2017 AF MAQAYES (AE) Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda AAl Rayhi T O’Shea 1:01.26 Feb 7 2016 SHATEH (Fr) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mansoor Al Nahyan N Samiri H Bentley 1:02.87 Feb 1 2015 SHA’RED (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan YAl Bloushi R Mullen 1:03.04 Feb 2 2014 RAKHA (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan MAl Jahouri S De Sousa 1:02.64 Dead Heat SHA’RED (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Yousef Al Bloushi J Doyle Feb 3 2013 THAKIF (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan MAl Jahouri H Bentley 1:01.98 Feb 5 2012 THAKIF (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan MAl Jahouri H Bentley 1:02.92 Feb 6 2011 DARIYA (Fr) Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan S Deeb T Durcan 1:06.26 Feb 7 2010 MUTAFANI (OM) Royal Cavalry Oman P Barbe D Badel 1:06.37 Feb 8 2009 FRYVOLOUS (Fr) HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan R Simpson R Mullen 1:03.42 Jan 20 2008 AL SOUROUR (Fr) Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah MAl Mheiri W Smith 1:03.02 Jan 17 2007 BASILIC DE GHAZAL (Fr) Al Reef Stables J Bittar R Moore 1:04.00 Jan 29 2006 BASILIC DE GHAZAL (Fr) Al Reef Stables J Bittar J Panas 1:03.58 Jan 30 2005 BIG EASY (US) Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum S Seemar T Durcan 1:03.98 Jan 25 2004 BIG EASY (US) Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum S Seemar T Durcan 1:02.41 Dec 18 2002 BIG EASY (US) Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum S Seemar W Smith 1:03.67 Dec 19 2001 MUTABAHI (GB) Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani A de Mieulle D Bouland 1:03.13 Dec 20 2000 MUSHAAGIB (US) (My Man Gus) Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum S Seemar T Durcan 1:03.78 Jan 14 2000 AL SAHAMAL FUDDI (Fr) (Haziz De Carrere) Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan MAl Kurdi S Hamel 1:03.57

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