ONESTO FIRMLY ON CLASSIC TRAIL
Since making a successful début at Chantilly last September, the team at Chappet Racing have held ONESTO, a son of Frankel, in the highest regard. Having his second start of the season, the three-year-old colt confirmed those expectations with a striking performance in Sunday’s Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud.
It has been a fantastic week for the yard and given the rich history of the Greffulhe, we can now set out sights on the Gr.1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club on June 5th with Onesto. The Greffulhe has produced countless champions over the years, with Onesto offering the Chappet Racing team a second victory in the prestigious race in just three years, following Gold Trip’s success in 2020.
An expensive purchase, Onesto was sold to Hubert Guy Bloodstock for $535,000 at Ocala last April and while he carries the notorious silks of Jean Pierre Joseph Dubois, the owner’s partnership is also made up of Jean Etienne Dubois, Ecurie Hunter Valley, Haras d’Etreham, Ecurie Billon and Ecurie Flag, while Hubert Guy also retains a share in the talented colt.
Bred by Diamond Creek Farm LLC, Onesto was held up last of the six runners, but once asked for an effort, the colt swept down the outside in impressive style and settled the contest in a matter of strides.
Celebrating an incredible sixth success in the race, a special mention must go to stable jockey Stephane Pasquier, who gave Onesto an incredibly confident ride and was extremely sweet on the colt in his post-race interview
“ I adore him, he is a super horse. He was a bit fresh and things the other day, but he has shown us how good he is today, I absolutely love him. He has loads of speed and acceleration, we can now look forward to the Jockey Club. I am delighted for Fabrice and the whole yard.”
CHAUSSONS ROSES SECURES BLACKTYPE
Loyal patrons Brendan and Anne-Marie Hayes also had reason to celebrate this Sunday as their homebred filly CHAUSSONS ROSES finished second in the Gr.3 Karin Baronin von Ullmann – Schwarzgold Rennen at Cologne, Germany. Having broken her maiden at Lyon-Parilly last month, the daughter of New Approach continues to progress with racing and secured some valuable blacktype, adding a further boost to the Hayes’ successful Knocktoran Stud in Limerick, Ireland.