Fabre sends out another classic prospect
22 November 2017
Easy winner on debut over 1300m (6½f) at Chantilly three weeks ago, Wind Chimes returned to the same venue on Tuesday for the 1400m Listed Prix Hérod and confirmed her victory by a similar winning margin of 3½ lengths.
Up against ten other two year-olds, André Fabre’s juvenile was sent out a well-supported favourite but was slow to get away and was still toward the rear as the field entered the straight. Pierre-Charles Boudot was quick to get down to business, drove on strongly and won this competitive Listed with authority. Louis D’Or, who had been in touch for much of the race, finished second, with Omaha Beach a further 3½ lengths away in third.
There were superlatives on tap following her success and comparisons with La Cressonniere who won this race in 2015, but only time will tell if she really is as good as her performance suggests. That aside, this was Fabre’s 29th two year-old win of the year, something he bettered an hour later with Magny Cours. While it is unlikely one will see much more of Wind Chimes this season, she nonetheless looks a high-class prospect for 2018.
PIcture: Wind Chimes
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