With You canters to Rothschild victory
29 July 2018
Freddy Head hit the nail on its proverbial head at Deauville on Sunday. Dropping George Strawbridge’s With You back to a mile following her admirable Prix de Diane bow paid off in spades as she ran out a convincing Prix Rothschild winner, achieving her maiden Group 1 success in the process.
Of the ten on the starting line-up it was recent Gr.3 Prix Chloé winner Crown Walk who got to the front first and maintained the lead for much of the race. Aurelién Lemaitre had been quick to settle With You just behind and she tracked Alex Pantall’s filly for 1400m, at which point she pulled away to win by an authoritative three-lengths’ margin.
Crown Walk held off André Fabre’s Rosa Imperial by just a head to claim second. Joint second-favourite, Aljazzi, finished a further two lengths back in fourth. In victory, Head secured his first Prix Rothschild success since the superb Golidkova pulled off the last leg of her four-timer in 2011.
Picture: With You and Aurélien Lemaître
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