2019 Prix du Jockey Club
June 2, 2019 - 2,100 meters, Chantilly, France
Preview: May 30, 2019
Five consecutive victories gained 2000 Guineas winner Persian King
he enters the French Derby as clear favourite, never run further than a mile though.
are two unbeaten opponents,
six other rivals came from England and Ireland to Chantilly.
already impressed when won the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket
last October. An easy victory in the Prix de Fontainebleau and
a triumph on soft ground in the French 2000 Guineas (Poule d’Essai Des Poulains)
even expanded his favourite position in the Prix du Jockey Club.
The son of Kingman has not run further than a mile yet,
but his pedigree indicates,
he should stand the 2.100 meters at Chantilly,
as his mother Pretty Please was successful above this distance.
is still unbeaten after three races. Owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer,
the son of Intello won the Prix Noailles on April 14,
one of the most important Prix du Jockey Club trails.
Coming from the back of the field, he ended well ahead of Godolphin's Syrtis,
who had won the Prix de Fontenoy before.
is undefeated after three starts as well.
He had already won his debut by seven length, most recently gained eight length
in the Prix du Mont Pagnotte. Although Motamarris had won his races from the front,
trainer Freddy Head believes, he would do even better,
when another horse would lead him.
However, the son of Le Havre has not run on Group level so far,
why it is difficult to judge his real ability.
arrives from England at Chantilly.
The Andrew Balding trained son of 2010 Prix Du Jockey Club winner Lope De Vega
won both starts this year,
most recently the Fairway Stakes at Newmarket, where he defeated decent horses
like Al Hilalee or Khuzaam over 2,012 meters. Though most bookmakers have him second favourite,
he still will have to improve in the French Derby.
is another guest from England. He attracted attention with a third place
in the Dante Stakes at York on May 16.
Actually the son of Kingman finished five length behind Telecaster and Too Darn Hot there,
but had to work though the whole field from the back and then impressed on the home stretch.
The short time between the Dante Stakes and the Prix Du Jockey Club could become a problem for him.
, like Persian King a Godolphin colt trained by André Fabre,
was beaten by Shaman in the Prix la Force (1,800 m) on his seasonal return.
But the son of Le Havre improved well in the Prix Greffulhe (2,100 m)
on May 1. Despite a slow start, he relegated Starmaniac to the third place
and fought down Prix Delahante winner Pappalino. André Fabre said after the race,
he felt Roman Candle was still not quite on hundred percent.
disappointed on his seasonal debut in the Prix la Force,
but impressed with a six length victory in the Prix de Suresnes at Chantilly on May 5.
Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, who won the 2016 and 2017 Prix du Jockey Club,
assumes that Sottsass (Siyouni) is a late horse with great potential that has
no problem with soft ground.
was entered from the John Godsen stable.
He won his first start of the season against a strong field at Newmarket,
but had no chance at the British 2000 Guineas later on.
The son of Charm Spirit is now expected to better over the longer distance.
is the second colt in the blue and white silks of Wertheimer et Frère.
The son of Sea The Stars, who is trained by Carlos Laffon-Parias in Chantilly,
beat strong opponents in the Prix Tourbillon at Saint Cloud on March 30.
He then disappointed in the Prix Greffulhe, where he ended well beaten on the third place.
Cape Of Good Hope
and Blenheim Palace
are the three
entries of the Irish star trainer Aidan O'Brien.
The later came second behind Broome in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial on May 12,
which is not the worst recommendation. Mohawk beat Cape Of Good Hope on Group 2 level
last year, but disappointed on his last start in the Irish 2000 Guineas,
which was just last week. Aidan O'Brien was successful all over the world,
never won the Prix Du Jockey Club though.
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