Fabre sweet on Esoterique
Last Updated: 04/08/14 2:23pm
Andre Fabre believe Esoterique deserves a bit more respect after her easy victory in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday.
The four-year-old beat Sir Michael Stoute's Integral for the second time this season, having already gained a narrow verdict over Cheveley Park Stud's classy filly in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket.
Esoterique had disappointed behind Integral in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot but bounced back to her best showing a smart turn of foot to beat her stablemate and 1000 Guineas winner Miss France.
"She had a bad tactical race at Ascot last time. She made the running and that is totally against her style," said Fabre, whose charge could potentially cross swords with Kingman in the Prix Jacques le Marois on August 17.
"She has raced against Integral three times now and that is the second time she has beaten her so I think she deserves respect. She had an interrupted preparation for Ascot.
"Curiously the handicapper had her rated 1lb above Miss France before the race and that is exactly how it turned out, so for once the handicapper got it right.
"Esoterique has a very good turn of foot and Miss France didn't really have an excuse. In terms of the race, everything went right for her.
"Esoterique will now go for the Jacques le Marois at Deauville, while Miss France will wait for September. I've entered both of them in the Sun Chariot this morning so they might come over to England for that."