Jockey Club Second First Look Latest Wathnan Recruit

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Prix du Jockey Club runner-up First Look (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) has been purchased by Wathnan Racing and is under consideration for next week's royal meeting, according to agent Richard Brown. The winner is likely for the G3 Hampton Court S. on Thursday, June 20.

Formerly raced by Ecurie Ama Zingteam, the son of the stakes winner Bilissie (GB) (Dansili {GB}) won once in a pair of juvenile starts for Andre Fabre and has placed in a trio of group races from three appearances at three. Besides his second in the Jockey Club, the Haras de la Perelle-bred was third in the G3 Prix la Force in his 3-year-old bow in April and went one better in the G3 Prix de Guiche last month. He was offered by his breeder during the 2022 Arqana August Sale, and brought €340,000 on the bid of BBA Ireland.

Brown, racing adviser to the Emir of Qatar's racing operation, said, “Andre's delighted with the way he's come out of the race, and he's under consideration for the Hampton Court at the end of next week.”

Wathnan Racing, which burst onto the European racing scene in 2023, has rapidly expanded its racing portfolio, with the listed-placed Space Legend (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) joining the stable on Wednesday. Another Classic-placed colt was added–along with several other prospects–just last week in the form of Haatem (Ire) (Phoenix Of Spain {Ire}), who has placed in both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas.

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