PRIX FRANCOIS MATHET-Listed, €55,000, Saint-Cloud, 3-31, 3yo, c/g, 1 5/16mT, 2:24.21, vsf.
1--#OCOVANGO (GB), 123, c, 3, by Monsun (Ger)1st Dam: Crystal Maze (GB), by Gone West2nd Dam: Crystal Music, by Nureyev3rd Dam: Crystal Spray (GB), by Beldale Flutter
(€180,000 yrl ‘11 ARQAUG). O-Prince A A Faisal; B-Watership Down Stud; T-Andre Fabre; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot; €27,500. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €39,500.
2--Park Reel (Fr)
, 123, c, 3, Country Reel--Adeje Park (Ire), by Night Shift. (€40,000 yrl ‘11 ARQAUG). O-Gerard Augustin-Normand; B-Appapays Racing Club; T-Elie Lellouche; €11,000.
3--Max Dynamite (Fr)
, 123, c, 3, Great Journey (Jpn)--Mascara (Ger), by Monsun (Ger). O/B-Haras de Quetieville; T-John van Handenhove; €8,250.
Margins: 1HF, HF, NK. Odds: 1.20, 2.30, 9.00.
Also Ran: Camaretz, Labros (Spa), Mister Bawi (Fr), Killroy (Fr).
Scoring in style on debut over a mile at this venue at the start of November, Ocovango went to post as the hot favorite to continue the winning thread on to his Classic term and duly made light work of the task in hand. Positioned in second after the initial strides by Pierre-Charles Boudot, the dark bay cruised to the lead approaching the quarter pole and was not fully extended to discount Park Reel and the rest of his over-matched rivals. Click for Equidia VIDEO
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