Pierre-Charles Boudot

Frankel’s Petricor Earns TDN Rising Stardom in Deauville Debut

Sent postward as the 7-5 favourite for Tuesday's Prix les Ammonites, a 7 1/2-furlong debutantes' heat at Deauville, Khalid Abdullah's Petricor (GB) (Frankel {GB}) did not disappoint and earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with an impressive opening performance at the Normandy venue. The Andre Fabre trainee broke well from an inside gate, but was shuffled back to race in a midfield seventh after occupying a prominet second through the initial strides. Angled outside for an clear passage with 350 metres remaining she quickened to challenge entering the final furlong and...

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Olympic Glory’s Watch Me Wins the Rothschild

Alexander Tamagni-Bodmer and Regula Vannod's Watch Me (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) had the obvious form claims for Sunday's G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville and all went to script for last year's G1 Coronation S. winner as she outbattled Half Light (Ire) (Shamardal) and Know It All (GB) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) for the win. Tracking Godolphin's Summer Romance (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) throughout the early stages, the 7-10 favourite got the split on the rail to edge ahead approaching the 300-metre marker and stayed on to score by 3/4 of a length...

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Kendargent Filly Perfect in Deauville’s Prix Six Perfections

Andre Fabre incumbent See The Rose (Ire) (Kendargent {Fr}) got up late to prevail by a nose when posting a June 19 debut score tackling 5 1/2 furlongs at Chantilly, doubling up in a July 12 conditions heat over six at Deauville last time, and she made it a perfect three-for-three in Saturday's G3 Prix Six Perfections Sky Sports Racing back at the Normandy venue. Stalking the pace set by Wedding Dance (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) after an alert getaway in this first try at seven furlongs, the 7-5 favourite...

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Kingman’s Persian King Back To Winning Ways In the Muguet

Upset on his return when second in the Listed Prix de Montretout over a mile at Chantilly June 10, Godolphin and Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd's Persian King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) was back in shape and on track in Sunday's G2 Prix du Muguet at Saint-Cloud. Taken straight to the lead by Pierre-Charles Boudot, last year's G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero was threatened and briefly headed by the G3 Prix Bertrand du Breuil winner Pretreville (Fr) (Acclamation {GB}) passing two out. Quickly regaining the advantage, the 3-5 favourite finished full of...

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Freshman Sire Martinborough Off the Mark at Dieppe

Haras de Grandcamp-based freshman sire Martinborough (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) registered his first winner when his gelded son Central Park West (Fr) posted a half-length verdict at Dieppe. 1st-Dieppe, €16,000, Mdn, 6-8, 2yo, c/g, 5 1/2fT, 1:05.55, g/s. CENTRAL PARK WEST (FR) (g, 2, Martinborough {Jpn}--Rapid Transaction, by A.P. Indy) occupied a stalking role behind the leaders through halfway in this debut. Coming under pressure to close passing the quarter-mile marker, the 13-10 favourite went third approaching the eighth pole and found another gear inside the final 100 metres to...

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Wootton Bassett’s The Summit Springs a Surprise in the Fontainebleau

   Gifted the rail and an easy lead, Jacques Cygler's The Summit (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) punished his rivals under a perfectly-judged ride from Pierre-Charles Boudot in ParisLongchamp's G3 Prix de Fontainebleau. With the benefit of a prior outing in 2020, albeit Mar. 15 when second in Saint-Cloud's Listed Prix Omnium II, the bay whose best piece of form last year came when third in the nine-furlong G3 Prix de Conde coasted along completely unpressured to three out. As the 2-5 favourite Victor Ludorum (GB) (Shamardal) failed to find cover...

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Boudot Denies Rape Allegations

Champion French jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot has denied rape allegations brought against him for an incident in Deauville in August of 2015. The complaint was filed in October of 2018. Boudot voluntarily spoke with investigators at a police station in Chantilly on Thursday. His lawyer Florence Gaudilliere told media afterwards that Boudot "is the object of amorous revenge" and that he volunteered to speak to police, "because he has absolutely nothing to reproach himself for." Boudot enjoyed a career-best year on the track last year, his Group 1 wins including the...

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