Al Shaqab’s Chorba races to second victory in France
July 02 2020 02:57 AM
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Cristian Demuro (right) rides Chorba to Prix des Bains Pompeins victory at Compiegne in France yeste
Cristian Demuro (right) rides Chorba to Prix des Bains Pompeins victory at Compiegne in France yesterday. (Scoopdyga)

Agencies Compiegne, France

Al Shaqab Racing’s homebred Chorba was the favourite coming into the Prix des Bains Pompeins, a Class 1 for three-year-olds over 2,000m, at Compiegne, France, yesterday. And she proved she was the best.
The Jean Claude Rouget-trained bay filly settled well in mid-division under Cristian Demuro. She was relaxed and easy in her action.
The runners chose to stay in the middle of the track for the better ground, and Camogie set a steady pace under Alexis Badel.
On the final turn, Chorba came around the wide outside while the rest of the field drifted onto the rail. A decision that paid off for Demuro, as Chorba ran strongly to the line, picking off her rivals, for a comfortable victory by a length and three quarters to double her tally.
Stella Thayer-owned and trained Control Tower was the runner-up under Stephane Pasquier. Camogie came in third. Henri Francois Devin-trained Camogie was a further neck behind in third.
Chorba, who was a winner on her only start as a two-year-old, is by Al Shaqab sire Olympic Glory, who stands at Haras de Bouquetot in France. She is out of the unraced mare Ysandre, a sister to Keltos.



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