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Listed Victories for Pierre-Charles Boudot

27 July 2020

The Vichy summer carnival was completed on Friday with the running of two Listed races which saw both winners trained by Francois-Henri Graffard.   

For the three-years-olds, the Prix Frédéric de Legrange was run over 2400m and provided Shadwell Stud stallion Muhaarar with his first stakes winner when Paix defeated Mykiss by two and half lengths with Control Tower five lengths away in third.    

It was this filly’s fourth race start and she continues to progress following her 2400m Clairefontaine maiden win earlier in the month. Paix was an expensive purchase at the Arqana sales last August at €250,000 and comes from a strong bloodline producing black-type winners.    

The second Listed race on Friday was for the older horses and run over 1600m. Winner of the Prix Jacques de Brémond was Les Vertus ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot defeating Alfieri by one and a quarter lengths with a nose away in third Manjeer. This win saw the filly progress from a top-grade 1600m handicap victory at Longchamp to secure black-type against her name. Well placed throughout her career she has now won five of her eleven starts with all bar one being over 1600m.  For stallion Shakespearean this gave him a first stakes winner.   

La Teste held their two-day weekend meeting which featured Sunday the Criterium du Bequet, a Listed race for two-year-olds run over 1200m. This year’s renewal was a surprise result. Filly Plainchant progressed from a course and distance maiden win in early June to win this race by one and  aquarter lengths from the favourite Stardevote with Tea Dance third.

Out of a sister to Group Two winning mare Laugh Out Loud, Plainchant was bought back as a foal for €3000 by Haras de Loges at the Arqana breeding sale. She fetched €4000 as a yearling and success in the Criterium du Bequet gave sire Gregorian his third stakes winner. Multiple Group 1 placed Gregorian stands at Rathasker Stud (County Kildare, Ireland) for €6,000.

Picture: © APHR Pierre-Charles Boudot