Deryan Lands Kahayla Classic For France
French raider Deryan (FR) under former French champion jockey Ioritz Mendizaba, when he broke the track record for the US$750,000 curtain opener on World Cup night, in 2 minutes 11.87 seconds.
After securing a perfect position on the rail, just off the pace, the 6YO overtook the leader AF Alwajel at 200m from the winning post to win by three-quarters of a length from the Ernst Oertel-trained AF Alwajel, while Mubasher Al Khalediah finished a further three and a half lengths back in third.
Owner and breeder Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nayan won this race for the second time after Rabbah De Carrère lifted the trophy in 2014.
Distance 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2 km), Record 2:13.71, Tallaab AlKhalediah (2018, , Surface Dirt, Track Left-handed, Qualification 5-year-old+, Weight Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg), Filly: 121 lb (55 kg), Purse US $1 millioDistance 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2 km), Record 2:13.71, Tallaab AlKhalediah (2018, , Surface Dirt, Track Left-handed, Qualification 5-year-old+, Weight Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg), Filly: 121 lb (55 kg), Purse US $1 million
|1st||Deryan (FR)||D Guillemin||Ioritz Mendizabal|
|2rd||Af Alwajel (AE)||E Oertel||Tadhg O'Shea|
|3rd||Mubasher Al Khalediah (SA)||M bin Mashref||Adel Al Furaydi|
|4th||Hajres (TN)||E Bernard||Christophe Soumillon|
|5th||Al Roba'A Al Khali (OM)||A Al Hammadi||Adrie de Vries|
|6th||Mutwakel Al Khalediah (SA)||M bin Mashref||Eddie Castro|
|7th||Fettah Du Loup (FR)||S Al Ghunaimi||Al Moatasem Al Balushi|
|8th||Brraq (FR)||J C Pecout||Ryan Curatolo|
|9th||Mashhur Al Khalediah (FR)||P Collington||Alexis Moreno|
|10th||Hayyan (FR)||F Sanchez||Richard Mullen|
|11th||Rb Money To Burn (US)||E Lemartinel||Antonio Fresu|
|12th||Al Zahir (FR)||A Al Rayhi||Jim Crowley|
|13th||Rb Frynchh Dude (US)||H Alalawi||Patrick Cosgrave|