Intello's Intellogent Wins the Jean Prat

5th at DVL, Gr. Stk, €400,000G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat (8f)Winner: Intellogent (Ire), c, 3 by Intello (Ger)

Intellogent | Scoop Dyga


Dropping back in trip after finishing fourth in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly June 3, Fiona Carmichael's Intellogent (Ire) (Intello {Ger}) proved he had the speed for a mile when springing an upset in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville. Becoming the latest to advertise the strength of that Classic form, the 10-1 shot raced near the pace under Pierre-Charles Boudot and when sent to the front passing the furlong pole stayed on to score by a short neck from TDN Rising Star Cascadian (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), with another TDN Rising Star Gustav Klimt (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) a length back in third. “The Prix du Jockey Club was just a shade too far for him–maybe 100 yards too far, but he'd taken it very well and looked in very good form today,” trainer Fabrice Chapet said. “It's nice to have him as a group 1 winner, he always runs a good race and has done nothing wrong.”

Having made a successful start to his career over a mile at Saint-Cloud in October, Intellogent ran second to Francesco Bere (Fr) (Peer Gynt {Jpn}) in the Listed Prix Omnium II also at this trip at Fontainebleau Mar. 22 before finishing third behind Godolphin's unbeaten Mer Et Nuages (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) and Wusool (Speightstown) in a conditions event staying at the distance at ParisLongchamp Apr. 19. Upped to nine furlongs for the G3 Prix de Guiche next time at Chantilly May 7, the chestnut's head defeat of Patascoy (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) was viewed as below the standard required to win a Prix du Jockey Club but the purists were almost wrong as Patascoy got to within a half length of Study of Man (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) when runner-up there and fellow longshot Intellogent was just two heads further behind. That 10 1/2-furlong Classic had received multiple boosts subsequently, with the sixth-placed Hunting Horn (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) taking Royal Ascot's G3 Hampton Court S. and finishing third in Saturday's GI Belmont Derby, the ninth Rostropovich (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) almost winning the G1 Irish Derby and their stablemate Flag of Honour (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) scooping the G2 Curragh Cup.

As the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen hero Ancient Spirit (Ger) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) went alone on the far-side rail, the main group was led by the 23-10 favourite Wusool with Intellogent tracking the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up Hey Gaman (GB) (New Approach {Ire}). As Wusool gave way inside the final quarter mile, Cascadian made his effort stand's side but Intellogent proved the stronger in the run to the line. The Poulains hero Olmedo (Fr) (Declaration of War) was disappointing for the second time, fading to be last of seven. “He had only run once last year at two, so I got him going early this year as he needed the experience,” Chappet added of the winner. “This was his first race on a straight course, so it bodes well and the logical next step in the [Aug. 12 G1 Prix] Jacques le Marois here.”

Intellogent's dam Nuit Polaire (Ire) (Kheleyf), who is also responsible for the listed-placed Lightupthenight (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), is kin to the G2 Oaks d'Italia winner Night of Magic (Ire) (Peintre Celebre). In turn the dam of the dual G1 Preis von Europa heroine Nightflower (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}), Night of Magic's GSP full-sister Neele (Ire) produced four black-type winners headed by the G1 Deutsches Derby hero Nutan (Ire) (Duke of Marmalade {Ire}) and the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin heroine Nymphea (Ire), also by Dylan Thomas. This excellent German family has also thrown up another Deutsches Derby winner in Next Desert (Ire) (Desert Style {Ire}) and Next Gina (Ger) (Perugino), who captured the G1 Preis der Diana and is the second dam of the G1 Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup and G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup scorer Pakistan Star (Ger) (Shamardal). Nuit Polaire unnamed yearling filly is by Gleneagles (Ire).

Sunday, Deauville, France
QATAR PRIX JEAN PRAT-G1, €400,000, Deauville, 7-8, 3yo, c/f, 8fT, 1:35.83, gd.
1–INTELLOGENT (IRE), 128, c, 3, by Intello (Ger)
1st Dam: Nuit Polaire (Ire), by Kheleyf
2nd Dam: Night Teeny (GB), by Platini (Ger)
3rd Dam: Nightrockette (Ger), by Rocket (GB)
1ST GROUP 1 WIN. (€320,000 Ylg '16 ARAUG). O-Fiona Jean Carmichael; B-Ecurie des Monceaux (IRE); T-Fabrice Chappet; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. €228,560. Lifetime Record: 6-3-1-1, €383,610. *1/2 to Lightupthenight (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), SP-Fr. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Cascadian (GB), 128, c, 3, New Approach (Ire)–Falls of Lora (Ire), by Street Cry (Ire). O-Godolphin SNC; B-Godolphin (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €91,440.
3–Gustav Klimt (Ire), 128, c, 3, Galileo (Ire)–Massarra (GB), by Danehill. O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (IRE); T-Aidan O'Brien. €45,720.
Margins: SNK, 1, 1 1/4. Odds: 10.10, 6.00, 3.10.
Also Ran: Wusool, Hey Gaman (GB), Ancient Spirit (Ger), Olmedo (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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