In October, we reported on a three-horse offering to race in the UAE under the care of trainer Fawzi Nass. The three Argentinian-bred colts had been purchased to run in South Africa, but after the government imposed an import ban on itself, it was decided to reroute the horses to the UAE. The three colts have since racked up a combined fourteen starts. Twelve of those runs were placed (86%), while the team has led in two winners (14%). The highlight was the win of CONDOR PASA at Meydan. The performances have racked up AED 367,000 / ZAR 1.8mil in prize money.
ATHAN has been a particular success story. Despite not winning in the Emirate yet, the Orpen colt has put up some massive performances in some feature events. At his last start in the Jumeirah Guineas, he was a promising second behind the Godolphin star LEGEND OF TIME. He renews rivalry with him in the Listed Jumeirah Classic on Super Saturday, March 2. The Classic is run for AED 800,000 / ZAR 4mil.
CONDOR PASA has not missed the money in five starts, including a thrilling win at Meydan. EL INTROVERTIDO also managed four places, highlighted by a facile win at Jebel Ali.
The horses have benefited most from the shrewd placing by trainer Fawzi Nass, who has shown exemplary skill in keeping the horses running regularly and consistently. EL INTROVERTIDO ran in four consecutive weeks at the start of the season, culminating with his six-length win at Jebel Ali. What has also been impressive is the level of expertise and exceptional race-riding ability shown by stable jockey Adrie De Vries. His judgment of pace and explicit expert knowledge of the UAE tracks are priceless assets.
The team plans on expanding on this breakthrough season by multiplying the string substantially to attack the next season with further strength and more significant numbers. You can register your interest with the team directly.