Reynier units sights on Champion Stakes for Skalleti

Jerome Reynier has revenge on his thoughts for Skalleti as he pinpointed the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot in October because the gray’s long-term goal.

Skalleti was runner-up to Addeybb final autumn in what was the six-year-old’s first try at a Group One and the Kendargent gelding made it second time fortunate with a last-gasp success within the Prix d’Ispahan at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.

Skalleti introduced heartache to the British-trained pair of Tilsit and My Oberon regardless of the space of the race being insufficient, circumstances unsuitable and the inconvenience of dropping a racing plate throughout the race.

“We knew the journey was going to be a bit quick and the bottom a bit too agency for him,” stated Reynier.

“He was the one horse who got here from behind as a result of many of the winners made all. He has executed one thing particular as a result of he misplaced a shoe as nicely coming into the ultimate straight.

“He is only a very real horse and a champion for us. He nonetheless stays unbeaten in Longchamp and stays unbeaten as a six-year-old this yr, so it’s totally thrilling.

“We’re going to give him a break now – he deserves it. Possibly we’ll be again in Deauville in August for the Prix Gontaut-Biron he gained final yr beating Sottsass, or perhaps we’ll go one other route. We’ll see how he comes again from this race. We’ll take it straightforward with him.”

As for Ascot’s Champion Stakes, Reynier stated: “We wish to take our revenge that day.

“I am unsure we are going to run him two weeks previous to that race within the Prix Greenback as a result of two large races in two weeks is rather a lot. We’ll see how he’s at the moment.”

Reynier has Group One aspirations for Marianafoot after the six-year-old whole accomplished a five-timer within the Group Three Prix du Palais-Royal on the identical card at ParisLongchamp.

“It is unbelievable the way in which he has been racing this yr. He is getting higher and higher. We knew he was spot on and we’re very proud of him,” stated Marseille-based Reynier.

“He deserved to win a Group race and now we’re going for a Group One within the Prix Maurice de Gheest in Deauville. That can he his goal for this yr.”

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