Irish-based stallion Montjeu began 2006 the same way he ended it -- with another Group 1 winner. This time, it was the lightly raced Corre Caminos who rolled to a five-length victory in the Prix Ganay-Grand Prix Air Mauritius (Fr-I) at Longchamp.
Corre Caminos, a 4-year-old gelding, was making only his seventh lifetime start for his owner, the Marquise de Moratalla and trainer Mikel Delzangles. He debuted less than 12 months ago, easily winning a 1 1/4-mile maiden at Saint-Cloud.
In his most recent start in early April, he finished second, losing to Manduro in the Prix d'Harcourt (Fr-II). He turned the tables on that rival on Sunday, with Manduro only managing to finish a well-beaten third. Royal Highness, one of three fillies in the race, split these rivals to grab second money.
Corre Caminos may now be sent to England, where the June 21 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot has been penciled in for his next start.