Category: Winners

Monsieur Lecoq Looks An Exciting Prospect For Diamond Boy

Monsieur Lecoq ran out an impressive seven length winner of Monday’s maiden hurdle at Ffos Las. Owned and trained by Jane Williams, the four-year-old son of Diamond Boy was sent off favourite under Lizzy Kelly and made all of the running in the two mile contest on heavy ground. Jumping well throughout, Monsieur Lecoq drew clear approaching the last and won unchallenged, as Grade 1 bumper winner Chambard claimed runners-up honours.

Bred by Jean-Charles Haimet and J-Pascal Liberge, the promising hurdler was bought by Nick Williams for 31,000 at the Arqana Autumn Mixed Sale as a yearling.

Impressive Maiden Winner For Diamond Boy

LE PRECIEUX bolted up by seven lengths in a mile and six furlong maiden at Chelmsford on Thursday.

The Gary Moore trained five-year-old was sent off even money favourite and was ridden confidently by Hector Crouch, tracking the leaders until two furlongs out, from where he asserted and stretch clear easily.

The son of Diamond Boy finished fourth on his sole other flat start in October, though that came over a shorter distance. He was bought by current connections after winning over hurdles by seven lengths at Aix-Les-Bains for Emmanuel Clayeux and Madame Patrick Papot.

Bred by J Haimet, J Liberge and P Delahaye, Le Precieux is a three-parts brother to Grade 1 winning chaser Lagunak, a son of Diamond’s Boy’s sire, Mansonnien. Diamond Boy stood for 5,000 in 2018.

KILBARRY MARIEN WINS MAIDEN HURDLE IN CLONMEL LAST THURSDAY

Rated 107, Kilbarry Marien showed a good attitude to fend off the runner-up and certainly appeared to want it that bit more. She should be up to holding her own in handicaps off this sort of mark.
Con O’Keeffe said afterwards ‘The good ground and positive ride helped. We were disappointed at Downpatrick but all those by her sire Marienbard need a sound surface. Jonathan [Burke] was good to have on board in a race like that. If there’s good ground in a month’s time, she’ll stay going. Otherwise, we’ll put her away and campaign her next spring’