Atomic Power impresses in Chantilly strike

Atomic Power put up one other scintillating efficiency for an all-the-way win within the Group Two Darley Prix Robert Papin at Chantilly.

Kevin Ryan’s hugely-talented juvenile was by no means headed as he added this prize to final month’s equally spectacular course-and-distance victory within the Prix du Bois on his earlier journey to France.

Stephane Pasquier once more had the son of Cotai Glory out in entrance from the outset after breaking very properly – and though the sphere briefly closed up mid-race, Atomic Power quickened once more to win emphatically by two and a half lengths from outsider Baghed.

A second British challenger, Hellomydarlin, was third for George Boughey.

The winner has modified fingers since his first Chantilly victory – from Hambleton Racing to Siu Pak Kwan.

However he stays in Ryan’s North Yorkshire yard, and he mentioned: “He is a really easy horse, has an enormous quantity of potential, a fantastic temperament, a fantastic thoughts.

“He has a excessive cruising pace and he quickens off it. He is a beautiful horse to take care of.

“He cruises by way of a race, and he has that good flip of foot, and he is accomplished it very stylishly once more right now.”

As a gelding, a number of high-profile targets can’t be thought of – however Atomic Power does maintain an entry in subsequent month’s invaluable Ballyhane Stakes at Naas.

Ryan is in no rush to make particular plans, nevertheless.

“He is a unbelievable horse,” he mentioned.

“From day one, he is been a stunning horse to take care of, and has recognized his potential very early after which simply saved bettering with it.

“I am delighted for the (new) connections as properly.

“He is restricted as to what he can go for. We’ll let him get dwelling, and I am going to talk about that along with his connections on the finish of week.

“We can’t make any choices (simply but), and we’ll do what’s proper by the horse.”

Earlier on the cardboard, Victor Ludorum returned to profitable kind for the primary time in six begins, since his success in final 12 months’s French 2000 Guineas at Deauville, simply collaring front-running Brentford Hope within the Group Three Prix Messidor.

Mickael Barzalona tracked Richard Hughes’ British contender on Andre Fabre’s cost, earlier than main two furlongs out and taking the measure of the runner-up – who stayed on properly to maintain the rest at bay however was overwhelmed three lengths.

Barzalona advised Sky Sports activities Racing: “That was nice. He was a bit bit disappointing in his final run (fifth within the Group One Prix d’Ispahan at ParisLongchamp).

“He’d come again very properly from his first run of the season.

“(However) right now it was a pleasant, common tempo – and I used to be fairly completely satisfied.”

A return to the highest degree, and a conflict with John and Thady Gosden’s high miler Palace Pier, might beckon for Victor Ludorum within the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville subsequent month.

“That could be a part of the traditional programme for him,” mentioned Barzalona.

“It’ll be a high race, in opposition to Palace Pier, however he deserves to be in it.”

Barzalona and Fabre accomplished a big-race double when Noticeable Grace took the Group Three Prix Chloe.

Barzalona once more hauled again a long-time chief however solely simply in time on this event, as Noticeable Grace pounced deep within the closing furlong to cross Charlie Appleby’s Artistic Aptitude to win by a head.

In a busy end, Rougir additionally finally obtained the higher of Artistic Aptitude to bag second spot by a nostril.

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