Sheikh Abdullah’s French King wins 129th Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin Aug 13, 2019 0 324 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaFrench King, bred and owned by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al Thani, continued his incredible series of success winning the 129th Longines Grosser Preis von Berlin (Gr1) at Hoppegarten in Brandenburg, Germany, on Sunday. Trained by Henri-Alex Pantall, the bay colt began this year by winning the HH Amir Trophy at the QREC Al Rayyan Park, Doha. He then lined up in the Carl Jaspers-Preis (Gr2) for another win, followed by the Grosser Hansa Preis (Gr2). He won this Sunday following a textbook hold-up ride from jockey Olivier Peslier. He came with an authoritative run 300m from the line to dominate the race, with Communique and Old Persian behind him. Henri-Alex Pantall commented, “French King has really improved and changed. He has won here against confirmed Group 1 horses, and in style. He is easier to ride now, as he was a bit keen as a 3-year-old. He showed a smart turn of foot to beat some top-class horses. “After this win, we can dream of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, bit. The Grosser Preis von Baden is also an opportunity, but I don’t want to do too much with him as his long-term objective is to run in Qatar this winter, and so I would prefer not to over-race him.” Pages 1234 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Experienced Te’o left out of England’s World Cup squad Aug 13, 2019 0 121 Wales fly-half Anscombe ruled out Aug 13, 2019 0 113 SA captain Kolisi to return against Argentina Aug 13, 2019 0 102 Albon takes Gasly’s place at Red Bull for rest of F1 season DPA Berlin Thailand’s Alexander Albon has been promoted from Toro Rosso to drive alongside Max Verstappen at parent team Red Bull for the rest of the Formula One season, both teams said on Monday. The debutant Albon takes .. W Series won, Chadwick ready to climb ladder towards F1 Reuters BRANDS HATCH (England) Jamie Chadwick wants to be the first woman in more than four decades to race the men in Formula One but she knows it will take much more than becoming the first champion of the all-female W ..