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LANCELOT LEADS THE WAY

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As the team at Chappet Racing gear-up towards some of the big Spring fixtures, it was great to secure a brace of victories earlier this week. Having given us many enjoyable days over the previous two seasons, it was fantastic to see PRINCE LANCELOT (Sir Prancealot) make a successful seasonal debut in the Prix de la Futaie des Epinettes (Class 2) at Chantilly on Wednesday. Now a four-year-old, Prince Lancelot carried the silks of his owner Antoine Gilbert to a fourth career success and looks to be enjoying a return to sprinting distances.
Winner of Deauville’s Listed Prix Zeddaan at the back end of his two-year-old campaign, Prince Lancelot returned to action with a fine third-placed finish in the Gr.3 Prix Djebel, before contesting the Gr1 Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains. Returned to sprinting late last season, it is encouraging to see Prince Lancelot get his head in front over 1,100m, taking his career earnings to over €165,000 and he could target races such as the Gr.2 Prix du Gros-Chene on ‘Jockey Club’ weekend.
Excellently ridden by Stephane Pasquier, Prince Lancelot tucked in behind his stablemate Ken Colt, who was also having his seasonal bow. Travelling best at the 400m pole, the colt was asked for an effort by Pasquier and went on to score by four lengths, under hands and heels riding.
Ken Colt ran well for a long way and should come on for the run too.
Quote from Fabrice Chappet -
“Prince Lancelot benefited from a well-deserved break over the winter. He has always been a good horse and ran a great race to finish 3rd in the Djebel (Gr.3) last season. We were fairly confident coming into the race. I am also quite pleased with Ken Colt’s comeback run, considering he cut out the running”
Bred by Ecurie Skymarc Farm, Prince Lancelot was purchased for €90,000 by Amanda Skiffington as a yearling at Arqana in 2019. His dam
Rainbow Vale (Moss Vale) finished second as a two-year-old and is out of the Gr.3 winning sprinter Rainbows For All (Rainbows For Life).

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