Stephen Gutteridge says Montjeu's chances will be governed by the ground
MONTJEU'S Prix du Jockey-Club rating was achieved under his optimum going condi- tions: soft.
In the Prix Lupin The Prix Lupin was a Group 1 flat horse race in France for three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies run over a distance of 2,100 metres (approximately 1 mile 2½ furlongs) at Longchamp Racecourse in May. It was last run in 2004. , he was beaten fair and square, going down by a length to Gracioso gra·ci·o·so
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[Spanish, amiable, clown, from Latin gr at Longchamp, on going not to his liking. On their previous meeting, Montjeu had given Gracioso a five-length beating in the Prix Greffulhe The Prix Greffulhe is a Group 2 flat horse race in France for three-year-old thoroughbreds (excluding geldings). It is run over a distance of 2,000 metres (approximately 1 mile 2 furlongs) at Saint-Cloud Racecourse in May. . In the Jockey
In sport, a jockey is one who rides horses in thoroughbred horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. Club, Gracioso was 12 lengths adrift of Montjeu, a 13-length reversal of the Longchamp form.
Oath has won on soft, good to firm and good (Derby) and been placed on good to soft and good to firm. To say that Oath is a pound inferior to Montjeu is unjust UNJUST. That which is done against the perfect rights of another; that which is against the established law; that which is opposed to a law which is the test of right and wrong. 1 Toull. tit. prel. n. 5; Aust. Jur. 276, n.; Hein. Lec. El. Sec. 1080. . Montjeu's form is wholly dependent on the going; Oath's is not. All horses have their optimum ground, but Classic horses should act on any ground. To date, Montjeu has clearly demonstrated he cannot.
If Montjeu gets his ground but is beaten by Oath, then Oath can be considered superior to Montjeu. Period.