Westerner Wobbles but Wins Prix du Cadran

Westerner pushed clear more than a furlong from home and cruised to a three-length victory under jockey Olivier Peslier for his second straight marathon Prix du Cadran (Fr-I) win at Longchamp Sunday.

Alec Wildenstein's charge doesn't care for hard ground, but the son of Danehill overcame the problem to win under wraps over Cut Quartz. Le Carre, a son of Miswaki, ran third, a length farther back, with Dancing Bay fourth.

That's "why he was dancing all over the place, but he was so relaxed that in the straight it was no race," Wildenstein told Racing Post.

The winning time in the 2 1/2-mile event was 4:19.80.

Wildenstein said the 5-year-old Westerner will stay in training next year for Elie Lellouche.

Holy Orders, Darasim,Anak Pekan and Clear Thinking trailed.
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