As might be expected despite the doubts expressed by his entourage about his ability to sticky pitch, the 5-year-old mare Coronet (Dubawi) confirmed Sunday at Deauville his Grand Prix Saint-Cloud (Gr1) victorious this summer on the 2,000 meters of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), last big championship of the meeting.
Marmelo (Duke of Marmalade) started as the logical favourite in the 15 furlongs Darley Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Sunday at Deauville.
Frankie Dettori steered Advertise to a third top-level success in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
Japan (3c Galileo - Shastye, by Danehill) was well fancied to register his first top-level win in the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp yesterday after an impressive success in the Gr.2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot and the strapping son of Galileo duly delivered scoring by half a length from Slalom. His victory provided Galileo with a landmark 80th Gr.1 winner.
Last week-end proved to be very fruitful as regards providing future pointers for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains victor Persian King ran well to finish second in another French Classic, the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, over an extended 10 furlongs at Chantilly, France, on Sunday, 2 June.