Godolphin's champion Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) and fellow MG1SW Earthlight (Ire) (Shamardal) will not line up against one another in the July 12 G1 Prix Jean Prat, the Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The former, an unbeaten champion at two for trainer Charlie Appleby, ran third in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas early last month, before a runner-up performance in the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot on June 20. He will represent the royal blue in the Jean Prat, while Andre Fabre trainee Earthlight, who won the G1 Middle Part S. and G1 Prix Morny as a juvenile, will contest the Listed Prix Kistena on the undercard on Sunday. Also undefeated, Earthlight will make his 3-year-old bow and sixth racecourse appearance in the Kistena, as a minor injury kept him on the bench through the spring.
“Earthlight is in great form and will run in the Prix Kistena on Sunday,” Godolphin's Lisa-Jane Graffard confirmed to Racing Post.