Following on from a treble on Saturday and a double yesterday, which included the Group 1 success of Nezwaah in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, Prince A A Faisal’s Asaas got up late under a power-packed Silvestre De Sousa to get off the mark at the fifth time of asking and secure the coveted half-dozen.
A son of Distorted Humor who is out of an unraced half-sister to Invincible Spirit, Asaas hails from one of Prince Faisal’s most illustrious families, and he brought up this important first victory when getting the better of the Jeremy Noseda-trained Jus Pires by a head.
The result was not straightforward, however, with Asaas having to take back from the widest draw in stall ten before enduring a wide passage around the home bend.
With the field fanning across the track, Silvestre was forced to switch Asaas to challenge, and the front two ended up locking horns towards the far-side rail, with Asaas sticking his neck out to lead in the shadows of the post.
Roger said: “Asaas performed creditably in some warm juvenile maidens last season and he has appreciated the step up in trip this year.
“There is no reason why he should not continue to progress switched to handicaps and I am delighted for Prince Faisal, who has shown great patience with the horse.”
Asaas and Silvestre De Sousa secure victory at Windsor on Monday evening.