La Yakfi (Makfi) won his second race from his third run this year by winning the Class 2 Conditions race over a mile at Lyon Parilly on Thursday under Pierre Bazire. He was settled behind the leaders and came with a strong finishing run to win by half a length. A €30,000 yearling, he has now won over €76,000 in prize money. We look forward to a productive summer with him and are delighted for his owner Mr. Dasmal.
Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator) won the Class 1 over a mile at Saint Cloud on Monday under a great ride from Cristian Demuro. Having won his first two starts of the year and then finished 4th in the Al Biddah Mile in Qatar, Admiral Rous has continued to improve and we have high hopes for him for the rest of the year. He was bought from Tattersalls Ireland in September 2017 and his earnings now come to €68900. He is a fine advert for the prize money to be won in France and we are looking forward to running him again soon.
Other wins in recent weeks have come from La Yakfi at Fontainebleau and Inshallah Queen at Tours both in 3yo maidens.
Admiral Rous bolted up the in 7f Conditions race at Chantilly on Friday under a great ride from Cristian Demuro. This good looking son of Henrythenavigator has now won his last 2 starts and we can’t wait for the rest of the season with him. Hopefully we can target some big races with him this season.
Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator) broke his maiden last Saturday over 7 1/2 furlongs on the all weather at Deauville under Cristian Demuro . He was settled in 2nd going into the first bend and powered away up the straight to win by an easy 2 lengths. He’s been learning with every start and is very progressive.
Siyak (Siyouni) won the 2yo maiden over 6 and a half furlongs at Deauville on Thursday under a great ride from Maxime Guyon. This smart 2yo got up on the line to win by a neck. He had finished 2nd first time out at Chantilly last month so he had a good chance of winning this. He’s a lovely horse who can hopefully continue on his upward curve and we look forward to his next run.
Dr Rio (Rio de la Plata) recorded his second win of the year at Pornichet last night when he won the Class 2 for 2yos over a mile and half a furlong on the all-weather under a great ride from Alex Roussel. He was drawn wide so it wasn’t easy to get to the front but he did so before the first turn which gave him an advantage over the others as Pornichet is a tight track. Roussel kicked off the bend and got a few lengths out of his rivals and he stayed on up the straight to win by a length.
This was his second win from 6 runs and he has now won over €45,000 in prize money. Hopefully he can continue to progress and win more money over the winter and onto next year.
El Morro (Havana Gold) won the 2yo claimer at Royan last Sunday in first time blinkers. Under a typical Veron ride, he was bounced out in front of the 6 runner field and was kicked in the belly around the home turn and he stayed on to win by 2 and a half lengths. He had only finished 2nd over course and distance a week earlier so it was great that he was able to bounce back so quick.
Boudica’s Heiress and Tulfarris winning last week made it a great week for everybody involved, and we also had Mandolin Wind finish a close 2nd in the Grand Handicap des Sprinters at Deauville. Boudica’s Heiress won the 5f claimer at Moulins by blitzing the field on her first try at that trip. She was given a great ride by Morgan Delalande. Tulfarris then won the Grand Criterium de Vittel on Sunday by 1l under Fabrice Veron to seal a win on his 4th start. He is improving and hopefully he can get some black type on his next start.
General Cadeaux (New Approach) won on his first start for the yard and his French debut on Tuesday night at Les Sables d’Olonne when he won a 4yo conditions race over 1950m. He was allowed to do his own thing in front and he led the field with his ears pricked. Adrien Fouassier sent him at the top of the straight and he quickened clear of the field to win by 5 1/2 lengths. Hopefully he can keep going in other conditions races and win more races before the end of the season.
Dr Rio (Rio de la Plata) broke his maiden on only the second time of asking last Saturday when he won the 7f race at Nantes last Saturday. He struggled on heavy ground first time out but he relished the better conditions here. He was quickly away from the gates and he ended up in front which he enjoyed and he picked up really well off the last bend. The 2nd horse looked to be closing in but Dr Rio pulled away again and showed a good attitude to win by a length. The pair were 5 lengths clear of the 3rd. We’ll now look forward to his progress in better class races as the season goes on.