Mabrooka, a three-year-old filly owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, made a winning debut with a stunning win over her fancied rivals in the Prix Djelfour (Conditions) race held in Bourdeaux in France on Monday.
Trained by Didier Guillemin for owner HH Sheikh Mansoor, who is also the breeder of the Mahabb filly, Mabrooka did very well under Alexandre Gavilan to finish ahead of two colts which were the favourites.
Mabrooka finished two lengths ahead of favourite Amjad Al Aziz under Jean-Bernard Eyquem with second Cakouet De Bozouls under Jean-Baptiste Hamel finishing third in the six-horse field.
Mabrooka completed the 7-furlong distance in 1:37.76. The total prize fund for the Prix Dlejfour was Euros 18,000.
“We are very happy with this winning debut for Mabrooka. She did very well against some highly fancied colts and we are looking forward to more progress from this Mahabb filly,” said Mussallam Al Amri, General Manager of Wathba Stud Farm.