Chantilly

  • 15:15 Prix Du Jockey Club 1m 2f 96y

  • Winner €945,000 2nd €300,000 3rd €150,000 4th €105,000
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:17:58
15:15 Chantilly Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 12/1
2nd Shamkiyr (FR) 13/2
3rd Prince Gibraltar (FR) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 1113-42 Yellow body, yellow arms, green cap Prestige Vendome (FR) 21
3 9-2 b A Clement T Thulliez 16/117.00
2 (2) 2-21 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Shamkiyr (FR) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 13/27.50
3 (4) 23-4225 Purple body, white large spots, white arms, purple halved, white cap, purple star Aventador (FR) 21
Course Winner
3 9-2 b T Castanheira R Marchelli 66/167.00
4 (6) 227-201 Emerald green, blue diamonds, emerald green cap The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-2 K A Ryan R L Moore 110 12/113.00
5 (8) 112-52 Blue body, blue arms, blue cap Earnshaw (USA) 29
Course Winner
3 9-2 A Fabre M Guyon 16/117.00
6 (9) 311-1 Maroon, Dark Green cross belts and armlets Prince Gibraltar (FR) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-2 J C Rouget G Mosse 2/13.00
7 (14) 1-13 Blue body, white epaulettes, blue arms, white cap, blue striped Nolohay (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-2 C Laffon-Parias P Hanagan 16/117.00
8 (11) 64-61 yellow, emerald green cross sashes, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green spots on cap Master's Spirit (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
3 9-2 P Demercastel I Mendizabal 100/1101.00
9 (15) 1111-21 Dark Blue, Soft Blue Cross sashes, Soft Blue Arms, Dark Blue Striped, White Cap Karakontie (JPN) 21
3 9-2 J E Pease S Pasquier 6/17.00
10 (5) 53-3113 White body, white arms, blue striped, red cap Mr Pommeroy (FR) 56
Distance Winner
3 9-2 H A Pantall F Veron 40/141.00
11 (7) 51 dark green, dark green sleeves, beige stars, dark green cap Ayrad (IRE) 28
3 9-2 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 82 33/134.00
12 (1) 1324-63 Dark Blue, red peak on cap Stillman (FR) 14
3 9-2 v1 M Hofer E Hardouin 66/167.00
13 (10) 3 Orange, Royal Blue butterfly and cap Wild Chief (GER) 63
3 9-2 J Hirschberger F Lefebvre 66/167.00
14 (12) 19-321 Grey body, mauve arms, mauve cap, grey star Free Port Lux 21
3 9-2 F Head T Jarnet 7/18.00
15 (3) 1-11 Yellow body, green chevron, yellow arms, red cap Gonna Run (FR) 38
Distance Winner
3 9-2 J C Rouget P C Boudot 11/112.00
16 (13) 1-35 Blue body, white seams, white arms, white cap Galiway 21
3 9-2 A Fabre O Peslier 14/115.00

Verdict

It's a bit of a leap of faith to see Hamilton maiden winner Ayrad coming up trumps. The Great Gatsby has a better chance on his victory in the Dante at York last month but the last horse to leave these shores and win this was Shamardal in 2005. Godolphin are represented by the Andre Fabre-trained Earnshaw this year but he had no answer to today's likely favourite PRINCE GIBRALTAR in a Group 2 trial at Saint-Cloud. Jean-Claude Rouget's colt returned an impressive winner to add to last year's Group 1 success and is the one to beat despite the presence of French 2000 Guineas winner Karakontie. The latter just got the better of Prestige Vendome at Longchamp and should stay this longer trip. Free Port Lux has won a Group 2 contest but Gonna Run, Master's Spirit and Shamkiyr are all unknown quantities at this level.