Call to stay in France pays off for Det­tori

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Racing - By Mar­cus Army­tage

Frankie Det­tori’s de­ci­sion to miss York last week to stay in France paid an­other big div­i­dend yes­ter­day when the jockey rode Amer­i­can filly Cam­pan­elle to an im­pres­sive win in the Prix Morny at Deauville.

Wes­ley Ward’s Queen Mary win­ner, step­ping up to six fur­longs and en­coun­ter­ing soft ground for the first time, made all the run­ning and, far from be­ing found out by the trip and con­di­tions, was go­ing away from Clive Cox’s Nando Par­rado at the fin­ish to win by two lengths, with Rhythm Mas­ter in third.

The Queen’s Tac­ti­cal, the third As­cot win­ner in the field and sent off the sec­ond favourite, was a slightly dis­ap­point­ing fifth.

It was Ward’s third win in the race af­ter pre­vi­ous vic­to­ries with No Nay Never and Lady Aure­lia, and was Det­tori’s sixth win.

“I was im­pressed with her in the Queen Mary,” said Det­tori, who also landed the Group One Prix Jac­ques Le Marois at the Nor­mandy course eight days ago. “She’s grown since As­cot and has an amaz­ingly long stride. She’s han­dled the ground, but she’ll be much bet­ter on good.”

Dur­ing his ca­reer, few sea­sons have passed with­out James Fan­shawe win­ning a Group One and he man­aged the feat again yes­ter­day when Audarya, a hand­i­cap win­ner at New­cas­tle on her pre­vi­ous start, stepped up to win the Prix Jean Ro­manet, a race the trainer knows well hav­ing won it with Rib­bons and Speedy Board­ing.

Re­warded: Frankie Det­tori opted against York and has won both the Prix Morny and the Prix Jac­ques Le Marois re­cently

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