MAGHAMIR DES FORGES (Mahabb) landed a first victory in the Prix Danbik – Wathba Stallions Cup at Pompadour, France, on Sunday, 9 August, evening. This was a first success in France for the colours of Nasser Bin Saeed Al-Eida. It was also a first run on the fibre-sand for the David Morisson-trained gelding.
MAGHAMIR DES FORGES had a good start, close to the pacesetter IJABA V (Jalnar Al Khalidiah). Ridden by Damien Morin, the future winner was third at the end of the bend. The Pompadour track is a very challenging one, with a climbing straight and MAGHAMIR DES FORGES was headed by IJABA V and ALMAAJID (No Risk Al Maury). However, he proved to be the strongest and he quite easily took the lead. GHASSAN DE MONTAMEL (Al Mamun Monlau) finished second thanks to a very pleasant effort in the last furlong. GEBREEL DE CARRERE (Nieshan) was third.
MAGHAMIR DES FORGES was bred by Catherine de Robert Labarthe and Stéphane Dubois. His dam is the sister for the champion mare DJAINKA DES FORGES (Kerbella), winner of the Qatar Arabian World Cup (Gr1 PA), the Hatta International Stakes (Gr1 PA) and the Qatar Arabian Trophy des Pouliches (Gr1 PA).
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club