Le Criterium de Saint-Cloud for El Bodegon: Experienced Basque Stimulates English Youth

Le Criterium de Saint-Cloud for El Bodegon: Experienced Basque Stimulates English Youth

Under the saddle of an Iritz Mendesaball of Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr.1), winners this Saturday in the style of castles, El Bodegon thus promised Greece their first victory. James Ferguson, the son of John Ferguson, a leading broker who graduated two years ago, and his young coach!

James Ferguson (Beige Tie), El Bodegon, Iritz Mendisable, Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr.1) Great Winners of the 2021 Edition (© APRH)

For a Spanish jockey from the Basque country, it must be believed Auritis Mendisabal Handles the language of Castilian and Shakespeare! In fact, the second one was a truly incredible year at the Gr.1 races in France … thanks to the trained horses on the other side of the channel in Ireland and Great Britain! So after the victories St. Mark’s Basilica Paul de Essai at Des Polane and then at the Prix du Jockey-Club John of Arc In Prix de Diane for “Master” Aidan O’Brien, Auritis Mendisabal In 2021, another glorious victory was recorded, with Criterium de Saint-Cloud winning the saddle Bodagon, on behalf of James Ferguson, Installed as a trainer in Newmarket, England from 2019.

James Ferguson (right), the happy coach when he received the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr.1) trophy, along with the no-less co-owner of El Bodegon (© APRH)

Very quickly at his feet, representative Nass Syndicate & AF O’Callaghan Before starting the home stretch, put on a train that is very stable to test, and then accelerate to start again on the opponent’s face and chin, thus charging yourself as the boss. One and a half more length, Stone Age (Galileo) finished well to finish second in the cost Goldspur (Dubai), within the range of El Bodegon’s rifle, Pelotton finished third after a long voyage in second place.

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Fall, 2, was born and raised on a farm in Ireland McCracken family, Is the result of a cross between El Bodagon top stallion Kodiak And a mother King Mambo, Al Antalya, We owe them the best The best solution, And via Kodiak. The second, then, is guided Saeed bin SururHe has won six group races, including the Grosser Prize von Berlin (Gr.1), the Groser Prize von Baden (Gr.1) in Germany, and the Garfield Cup in Australia (Gr.1). At the age of 2 he participated in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr.1), where he finished second behind the 2016 champion. Forest spirit.

Best Solution, the whole brother of El Bodegon, on his way to a partnership with Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Gr.1) in 2016, where he finished second (© APRH)

Today’s stallion in Germany, Auenquelle stud, The same difficulty of fracture Workers (Epsom Derby, Gr.1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1), bought the best solution for 90,000 Gns in the October Annual Sales Book 2. John Ferguson, A well-known broker in the world gallop, found many great competitors in sales, especially for the dynasty. Godolphin, As New approach, Ribchester Or Harry Angel. Five years later – understand, in 2020 – his own brother, El Bodegon, was put up for auction and the hammer dropped to 70,000 Gns. James Ferguson… son of John Ferguson ! Growing up with racing horses, the latter made perfect sense to make it his career and settled in Newmarket as a trainer (Savile House Stables, Editor’s note), in 2019, after some experience with Dad, of course, and with famous developers Sir Mark Prescott, Charlie Appleby Or Jessica Harrington.

In Ferguson, I ask father and son John and James (© Goffs)

El Bodegon, winner of his second from Ting at the Sundown Race Track at the end of July, went to France for the first time, finishing third for Acer Allie in the La Rochett (Gr.3). The delegation returned to France at the end of September in Chantilly Nass Syndicate and AFO Callaghan Prix ​​de Conte (Gr.3) did a brief job with his rivals, the end of which was impressive. After this first Gr.1 victory full of promises, this Saturday evening it is even more so. Anyway: “IRE” trained in England means “Basque” on horseback, and “bar” in Spanish, it’s clear that it can go well. You will not believe?

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Criterium de Saint-Cloud-Saint-Cloud
Location Horse Gender / Age Coach Jockey
1 The Seller M2 J. Ferguson I. Mendisabal
2 Stone Age M2 AP.OBRIEN C. Somilon
4 Booker M2 JPO’BRIEN O. Murphy
5 Uncertainty M2 D.O’BRIEN L Dictators

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