SHAKHELYA ran first time out at Machecoul in a flat race over 2350m (1m 3 ¾f). Ridden by Benjamin Hubert, she started in 3rd, 4th position, came closer mid far straight (a bit too soon according to me) and finished 4th. This filly is a new recruit for Ecurie Le Pied A L’Etrier.
She was bred by the Nadot family in Normandy. She is by Khelef out of Shadala.
SHAKHELYA shows a real potential and it will be interesting to see how she is going to improve. She was professional and serious in this first race and we liked her.