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Prix Guillaume d’Ornano: James Ferguson planning one other French raid with El Bodegon | Racing Information

James Ferguson is plotting one other cross-channel journey to France with El Bodegon following his third within the Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp.

The three-year-old was twice a winner on the continent throughout his juvenile season, choosing up the Group One Criterium de Saint-Cloud on his ultimate begin at two.

He has additionally completed within the cash in two raiding missions to France this time period, inserting second to Vadeni within the Prix du Jockey Membership, earlier than his most up-to-date effort when upped to a mile and a half for the Bastille Day characteristic.

With situations remaining dry on house soil and El Bodegon’s greatest type coming with minimize within the floor, Newmarket-based Ferguson has now pencilled within the Group Two Prix Guillaume d’Ornano at Deauville on August 15 because the colt’s probably subsequent vacation spot.

“He is actually good. It is nice to have a horse of that calibre within the yard,” mentioned Ferguson. “He ran an enormous race to complete third in what was a really aggressive Group One final time.

“He confirmed that he stays no drawback and the truth that he ran so nicely on floor we most likely did not assume could be very best for him – as a result of it was fast, it was good to agency I might say – is encouraging and I am trying ahead to getting him out once more quickly.

“He is a horse that has supplied his homeowners with lots of enjoyable and can hopefully proceed to take action.

“With the shortage of the rain in the intervening time it is fairly arduous to run him over right here. I’ve made an entry for the Prix Guillaume D’Ornano at Deauville on August 15. It has superb prize-money, one thing like E400,000 for a Group Two, and he would go there with each likelihood.”

Later within the season, El Bodegon holds an entry for Doncaster’s St Leger, for which he’s a greatest value of 16-1, and Ferguson confirmed he may step the son of Kodiac up in journey for the ultimate Basic of the season, having confirmed his staying skill abroad.

He continued: “Completely (the race could be an possibility), he has proven in France that he stays nicely and I believe he has gone beneath the radar barely. I believe we must always positively take that race into consideration if he is proper on the time.”

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