As part of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club’s (QREC) strategy to enhance Qatar’s presence at the world’s top racing events, the QREC-sponsored Qatar Prix Jean Prat will be run at Deauville, France, today.
The 2020 renewal of the Group 1 race, reserved for three-year-olds over a seven-furlong trip, will be the feature event of the QREC-sponsored bumper nine-race card, which includes another group event and three listed races. The day will kick off at 2:25pm and round off with the last race at 7:10pm (Doha time).
The Qatar Prix Jean Prat will start at 5:25pm. Eleven group and listed winners have been declared in the event and all of them have proved themselves over this trip.
Al Shaqab Racing will be represented by the group winner and placed Wooded. The son of Wootton Bassett will be coming off a well-earned Group 3 victory, which was his first black-type success when he landed the Prix Texanita seeing off his nearest rival by three-and-a-half lengths at Chantilly in May.
In addition, the nine-race card will feature another group race and three listed runs. The Group 3 Qatar Prix de Ris-Orangis for three-year-olds and older horses over six furlongs will have nine runners and will start at 6pm Doha time. The Listed Qatar Prix Kistena will be reserved for three-year-olds over six furlongs with eight runners declared and will start at 3:35pm Doha time. The Listed Qatar Prix Amandine will be for three-year-olds over seven furlongs with 12 runners and will start at 4:50pm Doha time. The Listed Qatar Prix De La Calonne – Fonds Europeen De L’elevage will be for four-year-olds and older over a mile with eight runners and will start at 6:35pm Doha time.
The meeting will kick off at 2:25pm (Doha time) with the Qatar Prix des Yearlings for two-year-olds over six furlongs. Seven runners have been declared in the Class 2 race, including Sheail bin Khalifa al-Kuwari’s Saqr. The son of Dutch Art will be taken by trainer Fabrice Chappet and jockey Christophe Soumillon to stay unbeaten following his successful debut last month.
Source : Gulf Times