Garrus claimed his first Group Three success with a convincing victory for coach Charlie Hills within the Prix de Meautry at Deauville.
The 11-2 shot appeared to relish the great floor in France, having run persistently nicely as much as Group One degree all summer time in Britain however failed to attain since beginning his marketing campaign with a situations win on the all-weather over the minimal journey at Wolverhampton in March.
Up at six furlongs right here, as on his earlier three begins, the five-year-old gray was at all times near the tempo from stall one beneath Ioritz Mendizabal and hit the entrance a furlong out en path to victory by a size and 1 / 4 from favorite Duhail.
Paddy Energy responded by shortening Hills’ gelding to 25-1, from 66-1, for the British Champions Dash Stakes at Ascot in October.
Hills will take his time earlier than committing to that concentrate on, however confirmed Garrus is at this stage unlikely to take up a a lot earlier Group One entry within the Betfair Dash Cup at Haydock.
The Lambourn coach mentioned: “It’ll in all probability come a bit too quickly, I might suppose.
“It is nice to win a Group Three, and now I hope we will begin different higher races once more.
“However there aren’t too lots of them now left (in Britain this season).
“We’ll see how he comes again and work from there, do the best factor by the horse.”
Garrus’ programme won’t be solely dictated by floor situations, however Hills acknowledges a sounder floor could also be preferable.
“He is fairly versatile with the bottom,” he added.
“It was completely bottomless when he ran at Windsor and was second to Dream Of Desires, however I feel he does respect a bit quicker floor actually.
“We had been actually affected person with him final 12 months – the horse by no means ran, however we had been simply by no means actually proud of him.
“We bought him gelded by means of the winter, and ever since then he is been transferring so significantly better and operating rather a lot higher as nicely.
“We might been placing him within the deep finish a bit, so we had been fairly acutely aware that we needed to discover a barely lower-grade race.”
There was additionally Group Three success at Deauville for Dilawar, within the Prix Quincey.
Christophe Soumillon delivered Alain de Royer-Dupre and the Aga Khan’s lightly-raced gelding down the centre of the observe, and Dilawar picked up nicely to be simply on prime on the line.
His two-and-a-half-length victory, at 9-2 from Now We Know, was his third in simply 4 profession begins – dropping down most successfully to this mile journey, having beforehand received at as much as a mile and a half.
Glycon was the odds-on winner of the Group Two Grand Prix de Deauville, for coach Jean-Claude Rouget and jockey Christian Demuro.
In a choose subject of 5, the 5-6 favorite hit the entrance two furlongs out and held on tenaciously to win by half a size from The Good Man, placing at this degree for the primary time after two earlier Group Three wins.
The successful coach mentioned: “He is had two fast races, so I shall have to debate the subsequent race with the house owners.
“He actually would not wish to go a lot additional than this (prolonged mile and a half), and he likes the softer floor, so we would have a look at Prix du Conseil (at ParisLongchamp in October).”