PRIX D'ISPAHAN

Race 5 at LONGCHAMP on

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  • 250000 (EUR)
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European Race Report: A Sight to See

Declaring the course a "mud pie" after walking a circuit at Newbury on May 18, trainer John Gosden shipped Khalid Abdullah's Observatory to Longchamp for the May 20 Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I). The change resulted in a group I win for the homebred son of Distant View, ridden by Abdullah's new stable jockey, Richard Hughes. Observatory had been supplemented for 50,000 French francs ($6,722) into the extended nine furlongs during the week but his defection left Newbury's Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I), sponsored by Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms, without a marquee horse. Seven turned out for the straight mile with trainer Michael Stoute bagging the British season's first group I for older horses with Cheveley Park Stud's Medicean.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Mandour DE ROYER DUPRE ALAIN
  • PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN
  • PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN
Maxios (GB) PEASE JONATHAN
  • NIARCHOS FAMILY
  • NIARCHOS FAMILY
Planteur (IRE) Marco Botti
  • Sheik Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani
  • Dayton Investments Ltd.

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