GOOD GUESS DEMOLISHES THE FIELD TO LAND JEAN PRAT
Five years on from Intellogent’s incredible success in the Gr.1 Haras d’Etreham Prix Jean Prat, Good Guess ensured the Chappet Racing team were stepping onto the winners’ podium once again, with a fantastic win in the 1400m showpiece.
The goodlooking son of Kodiac, Good Guess quickly shone as a juvenile and has plied his trade at an extremely high level this term since opening his account on his seasonal bow in the Gr.3 Prix Djebel. Attacking Gr.1 company for the second time, following a below par effort in the Gr.1 Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains in May, Good Guess produced a devastating turn of foot to land the €400,000 Haras d’Etreham Prix Jean Prat under jockey Stephane Pasquier.
Now a four-time winner for the yard, Good Guess has proved to be an excellent acquisition by his loyalowner Hisaaki Saito, having been purchased by Chauvigny Global Equine for a whopping 420,000Gns as a yearling at Tattersalls Book 1 in 2021.
Sent off at a large price for the 1400m contest, Good Guess was settled towards the rear of the twelve-runner field through the opening stages. Availing of an opportune split between horses at the 300m pole, Good Guess began to pass his rivals and galloped clear to land the spoils by three lengths over Sauterne (Kingman), with Breizh Sky (Pedro The Great) a further three lengths back in third.
A huge asset to the team over the years, Stephane Pasquier couldn’t hide his love for the colt in his post-race interview.
“I love this colt and I have done for a long time. The ‘Poule’ was a race to forget as he fell asleep on me a bit in the stalls but today, we have really been able to see what he can do. I think he needed a few races to really hit his stride and he is a very large horse. Hopefully he can continue to shine throughout the remainder of the year. It great for everybody, for his owner, and for the team at home”