HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Min’ha wins Gr2 P/A Criterium des Pouliches Jun 30, 2020 0 7074 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaHH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s home-bred Min’ha (No Risk Al Maury x Margouia) notched the second Group victory of her career in the Criterium des Pouliches (Gr.2 PA) at La Teste, France, on Monday. Earlier she was last seen when fourth, with Valentin Seguy in the saddle, in the Prix Nefta – Dormane (Gr.2 PA) behind Amyr Du Soleil, owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani as well, at Bordeaux on May 23. At La Teste, four-year-old chestnut filly was partnered once again by jockey Valentin Seguy. Drawn towards the inside in this 12-runner race, she sat on the rail in second or third position throughout the early stages the 1900m run for 4YO+, with General Lady (General) on her outside while the pace was set by Belqees (Mahabb). Following the leader, Min’ha found herself alone in the straight, as Belqees weakened, and the François Rohaut-trained Min’ha was honest and professional to run all the way to the line to secure a 2½-length win in front of Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred Um Taj (FR) (Al Mamun Monlau x Dyala). The Thomas Fourcy-trained runner-up was ridden by Jerome Cabre. The Julien Auge-ridden Almajdah (FR) (TM Fred Texas x Ajdabya), who was further 2 lenghts behind gave the third place as well to Al Shaqab Racing and Thomas Fourcy.Trainer François Rohaut was pleased with the manner in which Min’ha won, and commented, “She has improved over the winter. She is a very professional filly and it will be interesting to see how she runs in the Group 1 PA races for fillies. She won well today. There was a decent pace and she came to the lead easily. It’s what I wanted to see from here today, and I have!”Min’ha is out of Margouia (Tidjani), so is a sister to Champion Assy, the first ever Qatar-bred winner of the HH The Amir Sword. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES Al Shaqab to participate in 2020 Menton Horse Championship in France Jun 30, 2020 0 644 Athletes suffered in training because of coronavirus spread, says Samba Jun 30, 2020 0 6909 QU signs cooperation agreement with SIGA Jun 30, 2020 0 1097 Allow Russian athletes at Olympics, pleads Isinbayeva DPA Moscow Russian athletes should be allowed to compete at next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the sport of athletics, Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said in a statement at the weekend. The Russian .. Athletes should not ‘minimise’ whereabouts rule, says Sebastian Coe AFP London World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says no athlete should “minimise the importance of the whereabouts rule” after 100m world champion Christian Coleman missed three doping tests in a 12-month period. The ..