AL MADHAR BREAKS MAURITIAN MAIDEN

Well-bred gelding Al Madhar, a son of Maine Chance Farms’ multiple Champion Sire Silvano, headed to Mauritius with a good reputation, having originally been bred and raced by Shadwell Stud in South Africa where he recorded a solid victory over 1600m at the Vaal from just two starts for trainer Mike de Kock.

While it took a few runs to see him break his Champ de Mars maiden, the half-brother to the recent Rafeef winner Manaajimm, who impressed with a two and three-quarter length victory at Turffontein over 1450m, contested the final race of the day, the Mr Brock Plate over 1650m.

Having just his second start since a gelding operation, and fourth in Mauritius, the Nishal Teeha ridden 4yo jumped slowly from the barriers and settled in a rearward position.

Taking up a position on the fence, with just three runners behind him, the Gilbert Rousset-trained gelding maintained that position until just before the final turn when Teesha moved Al Madhar off the rail and started to search for a gap to make his run.

Once in the clear, Al Madhar accelerated impressively to power to the lead and pull away from the rest of the field, recording one of the most impressive wins of the day.

The second winner from as many runners out of the G3 UAE Oaks placed Shamardal mare Shahrasal, it is a family with global appeal, achieving black type winners in Australia, France, Milan and the United States.

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