Al Shaqab Racing's Brametot wins QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Gr 1)

4 June 2017

JDG

Three weeks after his success in the Abu Dhabi Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Al Shaqab Racing's Brametot won the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Group 1), at Chantilly, on Sunday, 4 June. Associated with the Italian jockey, Cristian Demuro, Brametot started slowly like he is used to. He still had a lot of lengths to make up over the first ones in the home straight. He came on from the outside and passed by his rivals one by one to finally win by a short head in front of Waldgeist and Pierre-Charles Boudot on the post. Recoletos and Olivier Peslier completed the podium.

"This is amazing, amazing!”, exclaimed Jean-Claude Rouget, trainer of Brametot, “Like in the Poule d'Essai, we beat an André Fabre trained colt, who is a reference in our job. I nearly did not run this race, but Churchill scared me in the St James’s Palace Stakes. So we tried, but between trying and succeeding, there is a difference! And it is even more wonderful after the virus that affected my barns. We were lucky that neither Brametot nor Mekhtaal were in this barn."