Racing on the Abu Dhabi turf January 26, 2020, was highlighted by the 1200m Group 3 Shadwell Stud Al Ruwais Stakes for which a dozen Purebred Arabian sprinters went to post. RB Lam Tara (General x RB Sweet Pea, by Majd Al Arab) ran the race alone at the end, posting a smooth success representing the same connections as last year’s winner, RB Money To Burn.
The five-year-old was ridden by Fabrice Veron, completing a double for himself and trainer Eric Lemartinel. Bred by Rosebrook Farm and now owned by Sheikha Alyazia bint Sultan Al Nahyan, she was settled just behind the leaders before closing on them, seemingly effortlessly on the home turn. Once Veron asked, she shot clear passing the 300m pole and was never in any danger of being caught with AF Alwajel running on late to deny Rawaa second place.
RB Lam Tara (General) is now the winner of half of her eight career starts, having only raced on turf here in the capital, with three 1600m victories to her name. This was her first outing over a trip shorter than that 1600m.
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