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Last seen finishing runner-up in the Listed Prix Maurice Caillault at Chantilly in March, Jean-Pierre-Joseph Dubois and Jean-Claude Seroul’s Wootton Verni (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) stepped up to land Monday’s G3 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud after surviving an inquiry.

Tackling 10 1/2 furlongs for the first time under Cristian Demuro, the 9-2 shot, who holds an entry in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club, was anchored last of the quartet early before being launched wide of the duelling Sunway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) and Casapueblo (Ire) (Le Havre {Ire}) to seize the advantage a furlong out. Driven out to the line, the Jérôme Andreu-trained colt who had beaten the subsequent listed scorer Trafalgar Square (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) by five lengths in a mile-and-a-quarter conditions event on Marseille Pont-de-Vivaux’s all-weather in December had a neck to spare over last year’s G1 Criterium International winner Sunway at the line, with TDN Rising Star Casapueblo 3/4 of a length behind in third. The latter was the sufferer of interference as the winner lugged in late, but the result was allowed to stand.

𝗪𝗼𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶 (C. Demuro) s’impose dans le Prix Greffulhe (Gr.3) à Saint-Cloud et offre un 1⃣er Groupe à son entraîneur Jérôme Andreu.

Le dernier doublé Prix du Jockey Club – Prix Greffulhe remonte à Study of Man en 2018. Rendez-vous pris le 2 juin à Chantilly!

— Equidia (@equidia) May 6, 2024

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