CHAPPET WHITE WHISKY
Despite only debuting in May of his three-year-old year, the talented White Whisky has quickly developed into one of the most consistent horses in training at Chappet Racing. Owned and bred by loyal yard supporter Rashit Shaykhutdinov, White Whisky kicked off his 2022 campaign in perfect style, with an imposing success in the Prix des Pavillons de Bercy (Class 2) at ParisLongchamp earlier this week.
Absent since his courageous effort in the Listed Qatar Derby in Doha at the end of December, the son of Kodiac recorded a fourth career success and in doing so maintained his 100% record at ParisLongchamp, following his successful debut at the venue last term. Given an excellent ride by apprentice jockey Simon Planque, the 46 rated (101 UK) White Whisky has now amassed over €115,000 in prizemoney for his connections and could be tilted towards some black type contests later in the season.
Through the opening stages of the race, White Whisky was tucked in behind the early leader Absurde, who set relatively steady fractions. Travelling strongly into the straight, White Whisky was asked to challenge between Absurde and Kabir. Briefly taking a moment to find his rhythm, the gelding quickly dominated his rivals and showed an impressive turn of foot to draw clear of the field, posting an electric 10.74 second final furlong! White Whisky passed the post a length clear of Absurde, notching up the 17th winner of the campaign for the team at Chappet Racing.
A jubilant Simon Planque paid compliment to White Whisky’s efforts
“He was perhaps a shade keen today, but that’s just freshness. We got a lovely tow into the race and were able to spy a little gap to challenge. Once I asked him to go, he gave me everything – he was great! That was a good race on paper, so it is all very exciting for the future!”
Bred by Rashit Shaykhutdinov, White Whisky is out of a daughter of Kingmambo, Mambo Light. She was a German Listed winner and changed hands for €725,000 at Arqana in 2019. His half-sister, Frankel Light won the Listed Prix La Sorellina and also carried the Shaykhutdinov silks. She was sold to Watership Down Stud for €1,300,000 at Arqana’s Breeding Sale in 2019. The second dam Piquetnol was placed second in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac and has produced multiple black type performers.