Isaac Shelby denied at demise by shock 33-1 winner Marhaba Ya Sanafi in French 2000 Guineas
- Marhaba Ya Sanafi within the French 2000 Guineas at ParisLongchamp
- Brian Meehan’s Isaac Shelby needed to make do with the runner-up spot
- The 33-1 winner swept previous within the closing phases of the race
Coach Brian Meehan was ‘annoyed’ after seeing Isaac Shelby denied within the closing phases of Sunday’s Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains by shock winner Marhaba Ya Sanafi.
The Greenham Stakes winner, partnered by Sean Levey, was overhauled within the shadow of the submit at Longchamp because the 33-1 winner swept previous for an exhilarating win within the palms of Derby-winning rider Mickael Barzalona.
The success even stunned his coach Andreas Schutz, who instructed Sky Sports activities Racing: ‘I wasn’t anticipating to win, however I hoped to get sum of money as a result of I believed the horse had actually improved from his final run.’
Isaac Shelby denied within the closing phases of Sunday’s Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains
Meehan stated of Isaac Shelby: ‘I’m a bit annoyed with the tempo. Within the center third they went a bit regular for him.
‘However I’m very happy with the horse. It’s good to be at that finish of a Basic. There’s extra to return.’
There was success for Yorkshire handler Karl Burke when Tom Marquand aboard White Lavender received the Prix de Saint-Georges.