Makaloun (Fr)

Bated Breath's Makaloun Annexes The Prix de Guiche

His Highness The Aga Khan's Makaloun (Fr) (Bated Breath {GB}) suffered the only reverse of a five-race freshman campaign when a close third over 10 furlongs in a hot renewal of October's G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and bounced back in style to garner Tuesday's G3 Prix de Guiche, dropping down in trip on seasonal return, at Chantilly. Last term's Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage and G3 Prix de Conde victor went postward as the 23-10 second choice--for a heat won by Lawman (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Almanzor...

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Guiche The Focus on Tuesday

Some leading G1 Prix du Jockey Club hopefuls take the next step en route to the Chantilly showcase on Tuesday as that track stages the nine-furlong G3 Prix de Guiche, won in 2007 by Lawman (Fr) and five years ago by another subsequent winner of the domestic Classic in Almanzor (Fr). Likely favourite will be the Wertheimers' Adhamo (Ire) (Intello {Ger}), who scored by three lengths in the G3 Prix la Force over this trip at ParisLongchamp Apr. 11, but he faces a stern opponent in The Aga Khan's returning...

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Bated Breath's Makaloun Has Conde Rivals For Lunch

Fresh from victory in last month's Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l'Elevage going one mile at Deauville, His Highness The Aga Khan's Makaloun (Fr) (Bated Breath {GB}) was in no mood to relinquish his perfect record and dominated all seven rivals in Monday lunchtime's G3 Prix de Conde at Chantilly. He had debuted with a June 12 seven-furlong tally at Toulouse and doubled up over the same trip in a July 15 conditions heat at Mont-de-Marsan in his penultimate start. Breaking well to lead after the initial strides of...

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