Prix de lutece

Autres informations / 04.09.2008

Prix de lutece

 

WATAR                                            121

DONEGAL                                       121

TRACK RECORD                           118

ENROLLER                                     119

CHIRANGO                                     118

TSAR DE RUSSIE                           115

CLASSIC SWAIN                           116

AMERICAN                                     121

SHEMIMA                                        121

 

 

Donegal

has been supplemented for this race by trainer Andrew Balding who is enjoying his

best ever season nad has an excellent chance after putting up top class

performances on hius last two starts. He was second to Conduit over 2400 metres in the

Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Goodwood at the end of July and then in mid August was

third to the older horses Sixties Icon and Tempelstern in the 2500 metres Group 3

Geofrey Freer Stakes at Newbury. He is however not east to settle and is likely

to make the running here which may not be to his advantage.

 

Watar

was a comfortable winner of the Listed Prix Michel Houyvet in which he beat

American by ½ length with Enroller 1 ½ lengths behind in fourth and Tsar de

Russie 2 ½ lengths further behind in fifth. However, this will be a tougher

task as the son of has to give a kilo or more to his rivals this time. American

had looked very promising at two and has yet to fully realise his potential but

appear to appreciate the step up in trip last time. Enroller put up a career

best last time and will probably make the running again even if he would be

suited to a lead he needs a strong test of stamina. Chirango is another who has

looked like a horse of real potential without ever quite fulfilling his promise

and ran an excellent race to be second to Buenos Dias in the Grand Prix de

Clairefontaine last week. Tsar de Russie disappointed behind Watar in Deauville but his stable

is now on top form. Classic Swain also disappointed in Deauville when well beaten by older horses

but had looked promising in two easy victories beforehand. Track Record has a

real chance after putting up a good performance last time when third in a

Listed over 2000 metres

at Chantilly. On his previous start the son of

Montjeu had won over 2800

metres at Compiegne

beating Benjamin with Tsar de Russie back in fourth. The only filly in the

field Shemima looks to be improving as she steps in in trip and after finishing

second to Astrologie at Longchamp in July over 2400 metres put up a

better performance when second to Dar Re Mi in the Prix Minerve over 2500 metres.