Cotai Glory's Atomic Force Too Strong In the Robert Papin

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Atomic Force Scoop Dyga

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So dominant in the G3 Prix du Bois over six furlongs at Chantilly June 20, Siu Pak Kwan's Atomic Force (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) returned to the same course and distance on Sunday to repeat the dose in the G2 Darley Prix Robert Papin. Sent straight to the front by Stephane Pasquier as he had been last time, the 1-2 favourite never looked like relinquishing his advantage en route to a 2 1/4-length success from Baghed (GB) (Twilight Son {GB}). “He's just that type of horse, he's very simple to do anything with,” trainer Kevin Ryan said of the eighth consecutive British-trained winner of this prize formerly staged over 5 1/2 furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte. “He has a high cruising speed and can quicken off it. He puts horses in trouble a fair way out and he's done it again today.”

Atomic Force, who first served notice that he was potent from the front when winning a Hamilton novice for the Hambleton Racing syndicate May 26, is currently the leading representative of his sire's first crop. The last known foal out of Atlas Silk (GB) (Dansili {GB}), his second dam is the Listed Aphrodite S. winner and G2 Ribblesdale S.-placed Marani (GB) (Ashkalani {Ire}) who is herself the leading performer out of the Listed Cheshire Oaks winner Aquamarine (GB) (Shardari {Ire}).

Sunday, Chantilly, France
DARLEY PRIX ROBERT PAPIN-G2, €130,000, Chantilly, 7-18, 2yo, 6fT, 1:08.69, g/s.
1–ATOMIC FORCE (IRE), 128, g, 2, by Cotai Glory (GB)
1st Dam: Atlas Silk (GB), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Marani (GB), by Ashkalani (Ire)
3rd Dam: Aquamarine (GB), by Shardari (Ire)
(€12,000 Wlg '19 GOFNOV; £22,000 Ylg '20 GOFSPT). O-Pak Kwan Siu; B-David Barry (IRE); T-Kevin Ryan; J-Stephane Pasquier. €74,100. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0, €121,101. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Baghed (GB), 128, c, 2, Twilight Son (GB)–Dealer's Choice (Ire), by Exchange Rate. (7,500gns Ylg '20 TAOCT). O-Mme Manila Illuminati; B-Jonathan Shack & Gawain Barnard (GB); T-Vincenzo Fazio. €28,600.
3–Hellomydarlin (Ire), 125, f, 2, Galileo Gold (GB)–Speed Freak (GB), by Fastnet Rock (Aus). O-Nick Bradley Racing 48; B-Tally-Ho Stud (IRE); T-George Boughey. €13,650.
Margins: 2HF, 1 1/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 0.50, 17.00, 9.00.
Also Ran: Who Knows (Fr), Papa Don't Preach (Ire), Tipperary Sunset (GB), Black Lives Matter (Fr). Scratched: Samedi Rien (Ire), Diablotine (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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