Home » Persian King Reigns Supreme
Horse Racing

Persian King Reigns Supreme

Horse Racing

Unsurprisingly Persian King managed to outclass all his rivals in the Prix de Fontainebleau in Paris over the weekend.

The classy horse racing for Andre Fabre won three of his four starts last season as a juvenile, and he managed to complete the hat-trick on Saturday in the Autumn Stakes at Newbury.

He was sporting the royal blue silks more renowned to Godolphin for the first time and raced off at the 1/3 favourite. His season debut victory never appeared to be up for debate; he stormed to victory.

He raced straight into the lead under the stewardship of Pierre-Charles Boudot and didn’t even break a sweat throughout the race.
Boudot asked the three-year-old to push on in the home straight, and he dually obliged. He finished the crossing line with his lead still extending, the final winning margin recognised at five lengths.

The British challenge of Duke of Hazzard was bitterly disappointed to lose out on the runners up spot, as Epic Hero narrowly beat him on the line. The result provided a first and second from Fabre and Godolphin.

Fabre told Press Association Sport:

“I am thrilled. I thought it was a good performance and his action was good.

“They are two nice horses. What more could you ask?”

The three-year-old was cut to as short as 7-1 for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket next month. However, whether he returns to the Rowley Mile or remains on home soil to run in the French Guineas is up for discussion.

“It is undecided at this stage,” said Fabre.

“One of the factors will be what happens on Wednesday (in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket).”

Of Epic Hero, the trainer added: “He clearly didn’t get the distance. I think he’s a seven-furlong horse.”

Source: https://www.attheraces.com/news/2019/April/14/persian-king-reigns-in-fontainebleau-prize

About the author

Alexander Dudley

Alexander Dudley

Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Along with this Alex has covered big wrestling, horse racing and boxing events. His work can be found in the Express & Star, WWE Kids Magazine, or online with the Football Faithful, and The Local. Alex also works closely with betting companies such as Betfair, Coral and Betway to produce compelling sports content for their exclusive blogs.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

The following GDPR rules must be read and accepted:
This form collects your name, email and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our privacy policy where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.

Trending Now