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Group One Review: Prix Ganay

03 May 2021




Date

Sunday 2 May

Venue

Longchamp (Good)

Race

R6 – G1 Prix Ganay (2100m)

Type

For four year olds and above

Winner

Mare Australis

Jockey/Driver

Pierre-Charles Boudot

Trainer

Andre Fabre

Breeding

Australia X Miramare

Second

Gold Trip

Third

Mogul


Mare Australis
 made the perfect start to life in Group One company when taking out the G1 Prix Ganay (2100m) at Longchamp. The four-year-old colt joined Galileo Chrome and Order Of Australia as top-class winners for Australia. The Andre Fabre-trained colt was given an enterprising front-running ride by Pierre-Charles Boudot as he was allowed to dictate matters at a moderate tempo. The son of Australia looked to have a challenger as Mogul was always well positioned to strike if good enough, but Mare Australis continued to stretch putting a length and three-quarters between himself and the running on Gold TripMogul stuck on for third.  

The G1 Prix Ganay is currently surfing the crest of a wave when it comes to producing G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m) winners with both Sottsass and Waldgeist scoring prior to Arc success. Andre Fabre was quick to praise his newest Group One winner suggesting the step up to 2400m would suit and the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m) would be the main target. Connections of last year’s G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m) fourth Gold Trip were pleased, and trainer Fabrice Chappet was happy with the progress he showed from his reappearance run.  

Australia is the impeccably well-bred son of Ouija Board was an outstanding three-year-old culminating in both English and Irish Derby success. The son of the great Galileo quickly made his mark as a stallion by producing the likes of Order Of Australia, Broome, Galileo Chrome, Cayenne Pepper and Bangkok. Australia stands at Coolmore in Ireland for a fee of €25,000.

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