Explosive group win for Al Shaqab Racing’s JALELA
- Updated: October 24, 2020
In the colours of her owner and breeder, Al Shaqab Racing, JALELA (FR) (Mister Ginoux x Nefertarie) demolished the opposition in the Prix Nevada II, a Group 3 race for Purebred Arabian fillies at Toulouse on Saturday, 24 October.
Quickly up to the lead, she was then settled in behind the leader, GUINESS D’VIALETTES (AF Albahar x USA Des Vialettes), by jockey Jerome Cabre in the mile race on the turf track which read 3.3 (good to soft) on the going-stick. Moving up to join the leader coming out of the final turn, JALELA quickly asserted her superiority, going six lengths off her rivals by the 200m post. The official winning distance was five and a half lengths, with GUINESS D’VIALETTES holding on to second place her trainer Mrs JF. Bernard with Antoine Werle in the saddle. HM AL MAMIKA (General x Al Ryma) finished a further half-length behind in third under Julien Auge. Thomas Fourcy was the trainer of both the winner and the third placed filly.
JALELA is from the first crop of Al Shaqab Purebred Arabian sire MISTER GINOUX. She debuted in the Gr 3 PA Prix Razzia III in July for second place before a fourth place in the Gr 2 PA French Arabian Breeders’ Challenge Pouliches. On her previous run, in the Gr 1 PA Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches on 2 October at Saint-Cloud, she finished a good second behind Al Shaqab Racing’s ALAWSJ. Today, she finally earned her first Group victory in dominant fashion. She is out of the MAHABB mare, NEFERTARIE, who is from the direct family of the foundation French Purebred Arabian mare MANDORE.