In the colours of Al Shaqab Racing, TILSITT (FR) notched his first win on the board in the Prix de Montfort at Toulouse, France on Monday evening. Ridden by apprentice jockey Jordan Plateaux, the bay son of CHARM SPIRIT was smartly out of the starting stalls to take up the running in the 1,600-meter race for 3-year-old maidens. Never in danger, TILSITT held on strongly to win by half a length in front of the Francois Rohaut-trained and the Valentin Seguy-ridden SHARIQ.
TILSITT is trained by Simone Brogi, the Italian former assistant to Jean-Claude Rouget, in Pau in the South of France. This was the 3-year-old colt fourth start and he came to the race off a fourth-place in Bordeaux ten days earlier.
TILSITT is by Charm Spirit, who stands at Tweenhills Stud in the UK under the Qatar Racing Limited’s banner. Al Shaqab Racing TILSITT bought as a yearling at the Arqana October Yearling Sale from his breeder, Ecurie des Monceaux, one of the leading French nurseries.