The enables them to a sixth-place finish as they led a clean sweep of Sotasas for the French-trained runners-up at the Prix DL Rc de Triomphe in Paris Long Champ.
Third in the competition 12 months ago, coach Jean-Claude Rougat made it clear that the four-year-old has only one day of importance this year and that he has trained to perfection.
For the ability of John Gosden, who went down in history with a third win in the race, she fell on heavy ground and had to deal with interference as speed increased.
In contrast, Sotasas took the lead and continued well to beat InSwoop, finishing third just before the Persian King Gold trip. Stablemate Stradivarius is seventh to win the Enable Gold Cup.
As a result of the intervention, an administrator’s inquiry was called immediately – but after a brief consultation, the placements remained unchanged.
Although not yet capable of winning the third arc, they will go down in history as one of the best races in the sport. With two victories in the Ark, George VI and Queen Elizabeth won the title. Three times in Ascot, English, Irish Oaks and Breeders’ Cup.
Sotasas won the French derby last season, but failed to set the world apart this year. In the days that followed, however, Rugett made more confident voices and supported his ass well.
Christian Demuro enjoyed a great run in the first round, tracking down the Persian King with Frankie Diori behind the winner. As the speed increased to a straight line, with Strodivarius, Striquarius was able to hit the right position, but when she needed speed, heavy ground meant she could not use her racking advance and she began to send distress signals. The German derby winner was strong at the finish line, but the Sotasas always worked hard enough and held on for half the length.
Rugget said: “After last year’s race, we thought he was the horse he had built for this race.
“It simply came to our notice then. When we ran in Dowville (in August) he was a little fat and Scalletty was a very good horse. He is a Group One horse on soft ground, but instead of going to York (Jadmont International) we had to run in that race.
“The decision to go to the Leopard (Irish Champion Stakes) was a tough one, not Foy. We chose to run him some distance to give him speed. I think it was a good choice.
Today everything is 100 percent horse owned. There are results. (Idan) It was easy to understand how fast the Aubrey horses could not have been. I’m not surprised to see the Persian king in front, because it’s the best way not to drag him – this distance he did a majestic run, because it was not his journey or the ground.
“We had a good balance to stand behind, and our horse kept a better distance than him. John Gosden is a good coach and I wanted to make it work because it would be a super fill if he beat me, but there was only one winner in the race. ”
He added: “Sotasas is a collaboration with Coolmore. I do not know if he will run again, but that is not the question today. “
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