Al Hakeem (GB)

Arc Runner-up Vadeni To Return At Four

Dual Group 1 winner Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}), who ran second in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, will remain in training at four and aim to go one better in the ParisLongchamp showpiece next October, owner/breeder The Aga Khan's Racing Manager Georges Rimaud revealed on the Nick Luck Daily Podcast. A winner of the G3 Prix de Guiche in May, the bay claimed the G1 Prix du Jockey Club on June 5 and doubled up at the highest level in the Eclipse S. against his elders...

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Siyouni's Al Hakeem Annexes The Guillaume d'Ornano

Bouncing back off a fourth in June's G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, Al Shaqab's homebred 3-year-old colt Al Hakeem (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}--Jadhaba {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) was all heart and regained the winning thread in Monday's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville. The January-foaled bay closed his two-race juvenile campaign with a breakthrough success at Chantilly and doubled his win tally back there on seasonal return before earning his black-type stripes contesting the May 3 Listed Prix de Suresnes at Chantilly in his penultimate start. The even-money favourite...

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Al Hakeem The Monday Attraction

Held in the highest regard by Jean-Claude Rouget, Al Shaqab Racing's Al Hakeem (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) puts that on the line in Monday's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville. Impressive in the Listed Prix de Suresnes over this 10-furlong trip at Chantilly May 3, the homebred was one of the few fancied contenders compromised by a wide draw when fourth in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly June 5. That form has subsequently been boosted by those who finished either side of him, Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire})...

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Prix du Jockey Club Draw Farce Sees Reshuffle

There was drama at the draw for Chantilly's G1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club on Sunday, with a second draw required after an error in the initial process. Due to the withdrawn Point Lonsdale (Ire) (Australia {GB}) being left in the bowl as the balls were selected on Thursday morning, France Galop opted to re-do the draw at 5pm which is sure to spark controversy for those who suffered a twist of fate. With no winner drawn in double figures since New Bay (GB) in 2015, the advantage of a...

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