The feature race, the 2000m
Premio Dubai International Arabian Races 2019 (Listed PA)
, was won impressively by KANAAN ridden by Sylvain Ruis, for trainer Didier Guillemin. This was the third consecutive win and the second at Listed level, for the the four-year-old son of Saraab, who is a half brother to the Group 1 winning fillies, Joudh and Mabrooka. Six and a half lengths behind in second was Mashhururalkhalediah and a further one and a quarter lengths in third was Salam Al Khalediah.
Thierry Delegue, racing manager for owner-breeders YAS Horse Management, was delighted with the colt's performance saying: "I think he will go to the Derby in Chantilly now. We wanted to see how much he had improved over the winter and we are very happy, his turn of foot was very, very impressive, particularly against older horses.
"He may go to Dubai Day, though we may keep to races for four-year-old for now, so the UK Arabian Derby at Doncaster may also be an option, later in the year."
Watch Kanaan win the Premio Dubai International Arabian Races 2019 (Listed PA)