Aoun heads strong field in the President of the UAE Cup in Italy

6/22/2019 12:00:00 AM Share this:

The fourth leg of the President of the UAE Cup for Purebred Arabians takes place in Italy on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Held under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Group 3 contest for a prize fund of €50,000 and run over the 2,000-metre distance has drawn eight entries.

Heading the field is Aoun in the silks of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Yas Horse Racing Management.

Trained by Antoine De Watrigant and ridden by Roberto Montenegro, the five-year-old chestnut son of Mahabb is a winner of four races, included the Group 3 President of the UAE Cup in Belgium and the Listed Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup in Morocco last year.

The six-time UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea rides Mashur Al Khalediah for the Saudi Arabia’s Athbah Stud.

He is a winner of three of his eight races while Akoya trained by Karin van den Bos and ridden by Italian Antonio Fresu is a winner of seven of his 13 starts.

Latam, Manou Taouy, Ramiz Al Aziz, Zefiro De Chia and Zoe Di Gallura complete the lineup.