Prix du Jockey Club Field Numbers 18


Olmedo drew post one in the Prix du Jockey Club | Scoop Dyga


Alongside the G1 Investec Derby, another Classic shaped on Thursday was that of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, where the favoured foursome Olmedo (Fr) (Declaration of War), Rostropovich (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), Study of Man (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Key Victory (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) were drawn favourably in one, three, six and seven respectively. Ryan Moore is on the impressive Listed Dee S. winner Rostropovich, who as he was in that May 10 contest will be accompanied by his G3 Killavullan S.-winning stablemate Kenya (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). Aidan O'Brien could not have designed the stall positions better with the pace-setting Kenya in two next to Rostropovich. Interestingly, he also saddles the May 9 G3 Chester Vase third and fifth Hunting Horn (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and Flag of Honour (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), but their respective riders Seamie Heffernan and Wayne Lordan will have to exercise all the tactical skill for which they are renowned to overcome wide draws in 14 and 12 respectively. Others to fare badly in the four widest stalls are Jean-Louis Tepper's Apr. 15 G3 Prix Noailles winner Pharrell (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}), the May 7 G3 Prix de Guiche first and second Intellogent (Ire) (Intello {Ger}) and Patascoy (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) and Giacomo Algranti's G3 Prix Djebel winner and G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains third Dice Roll (Fr) (Showcasing {GB}). The latter was already a dubious stayer at this 10 1/2-furlong trip, but having to come from 18 of 18 will make his task herculean.

Sunday, Chantilly, France, post time: 4.15 p.m.
QIPCO PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB-G1, €1,500,000, 3yo, c/f, 10 1/2fT
1 1 Olmedo (Fr) Declaration of War C Demuro Rouget 128
2 8 Al Adaid (Fr) Zoffany (Ire) Benoist Fabre 128
3 18 Dice Roll (Fr) Showcasing (GB) Soumillon Chappet 128
4 13 Hey Gaman (GB) New Approach (Ire) Doyle Tate 128
5 16 Intellogent (Ire) Intello (Ger) Boudot Chappet 128
6 17 Patascoy (Fr) Wootton Bassett (GB) Barzalona Thomas-Demeaulte 128
7 15 Pharrell (Fr) Manduro (Ger) Eyquem Rouget 128
8 10 Naturally High (Fr) Camelot (GB) Bachelot Bary 128
9 5 Not Mine (Ger) Dabirsim (Fr) Peslier Ferland 128
10 6 Study of Man (Ire) Deep Impact (Jpn) Pasquier Bary 128
11 9 Louis d'Or (Ire) Intello (Ger) Hamelin Castanheira 128
12 11 Stable Genius (Fr) Siyouni (Fr) Piccone Chappet 128
13 7 Key Victory (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) Buick Appleby 128
14 12 Flag of Honour (Ire) Galileo (Ire) Lordan A O'Brien 128
15 14 Hunting Horn (Ire) Camelot (GB) Heffernan A O'Brien 128
16 2 Kenya (Ire) Galileo (Ire) Beggy A O'Brien 128
17 4 Beat Generation (GB) Sixties Icon (GB) Lefebvre O'Halloran 128
18 3 Rostropovich (Ire) Frankel (GB) Moore A O'Brien 128

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