Intellogent outclasses Jean Prat opposition
08 July 2018
Highlight of Sundays’ Deauville card was the coveted Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat with the markets predicting a showdown between Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner, Olmedo, Wusool and Gustav Klimt, but it failed to materialise as Fabrice Chappet’s Intellogent ran out a deserved winner of the straight mile event.
With Christophe Soumillon choosing the far rail and finding himself alone on German Guineas winner, Ancient Spirit, the remaining six opted for the stands-side rail and with just over a furlong to go, there was little separating the field. Pierre-Charles Boudot was the first to make his move and appeared to have the race locked up but 6/1 shot Cascadian came flying up the inside. The former held on well, however, to impose by a short-neck. Gustav Klimt finished third, a further length away. Olmedo was clearly not at his best and ran in last of seven.
Said Boudot of the victory, “We couldn’t have asked for a better race. The good pace worked to our advantage and when I asked him to quicken he didn’t hesitate. A mile is his best distance.” Winning trainer, Fabrice Chappet, has now indicated that the Gr.1 Prix Jacques le Marois is the colt’s likely next target.”
Picture: Intellogent under PC Boudot
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