The runner-up in the Group 3 Prix du Bois, he was then stepped up to Group 2 level in the Prix Robert Papin where he finished fourth behind the Richard Hannon-trained Ventura Tormenta. He finished fourth again in the Prix de Cabourg behind the Mick Channon-trained Cairn Gorm.
He was stepped on his toes when he left the stalls in the Prix du Bois and then he just took hold of the bit and ran off. He still managed to finish second that day, but it was a hard race. The next time, I told Boudot to watch out, but he again took off as if he was on fire and so he finished last in the Papin. I then decided to teach him how to race and told the jockey to keep him behind, but we were unlucky as the English raider didn’t come out of the stalls and so my horse was pulling again like a train. We finished fourth but if the race had gone to plan, I think he could have finished second and he would have learnt a lot. I think I will now wait for the Prix d’Arenberg at Chantilly in September. He is good and I just hope that the last race did help him a bit to understand what we expect. I haven’t lost hope yet, he is still a good horse.