What a weekend we had in France! We sent eight runners over for the weekend meeting at Clairefontaine and Deauville and came back with two winners and three seconds including an outstanding performance by our two super star two year old colts in the Group 1 Prix Morny to finish first and second in a red hot race full or talented two year olds.
HAVANA GREY made the running as usual but as he was stepped up in trip it left him vulnerable in the final half a furlong to be out stayed by stable mate UNFORTUNATELY who came with a late run under Tony Piccone. Even after both horses winning there previous Group races they were still outsiders of the field in the betting but both dug deep and put up the performance of there lives to make it an impressive one two for the yard and a day to remember!
LAURENS also put up a great performance on only her second start she took second in the Group 3 Prix du Clavados for two year old fillies. She is a massive scopey daughter of Siyouni who is bred to be better in time so all connections were delighted for her to be so impressive on only her second racecourse start.
CROWN VALLARY won the maiden in Claireforntaine on Friday to the delight of part owner Rob McKeown who has had a busy few weeks following his runners around England and France. BORN TO BE ALIVE running on the same day also put up a brilliant performance to finish second stepping up in class to a Listed contest also ridden by Tony Piccone who we have a successful partnership with.