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Gifted an ideal lead in Sunday’s G3 Prix de Fontainebleau, Aurelien Lemaitre took full advantage to steer Nurlan Bizakov’s Ramadan (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}–Raushan {Ire}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) to success in the key G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains trial. Race-fit having registered a five-length success in the Listed Prix Omnium II at Saint-Cloud last month, the Christopher Head-trained homebred who had been fourth in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud last term ticked off honest fractions on the front end before kicking in early straight. Getting the jump on the returning TDN Rising Star Beauvatier (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) there, the 6-4 favourite had extra to give as that chief market rival paid late for having to accelerate harder to close. At the line, Ramadan had 3/4 of a length to spare over him, with the same margin back to the re-opposing Omnium runner-up Grey Man (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), who narrowed the gap between him and the winner. The sectionals were faster at every step than the Grotte, suggesting that the winner made it a relative test by French trial standards.

“The better the ground, the better the horse, I would say,” Bizakov said. “It is emotional for me, because he is by Le Havre, who is no longer with us and I bought the mare from Lady O’Reilly, who is no longer with us. For sure he deserves to be in the Poulains and we’ll go there with an open mind. He’ll stay the Jockey Club distance too.”

𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗻 (@lemaitre60LA / @CHeadRacing) repousse les assauts de 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗿 dans le Prix de Fontainebleau à @paris_longchamp

Il rejoint notamment 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝗴 et 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 au palmarès de ce Groupe 3

— Equidia (@equidia) April 14, 2024

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