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Horse Racing: Simon makes all for Grade 3 win; REPORT: FRANCE.

Byline: Camilla Hicks

GOOD BYE SIMON put himself in line for a crack at the French Champion Hurdle in June when winning the Grade 3 Prix Juigne Hurdle at Auteuil yesterday, writes Camilla Hicks.

The Thierry Doumen-trained five-year-old set a good pace and, while Petit Tracy looked all over the winner after jumping the last, Good Bye Simon battled back to win by a neck.

Doumen said: "The distance was too short for him, so we decided to make the pace. He's a very good horse and his class saw him through today. All roads will lead to the Grande Course d'Haies French Champion Hurdle in June."

The Grade 3 Prix Robert de Clermont-Tonnerre was taken in impressive fashion by Top Of The Sky, who scored by ten lengths under Christophe Pieux.

JAPAN COMPANY registered a fourth win in graded company when taking the Group 2 Nakayama Kinen by a length and three-quarters under Norihiro Yokoyama.

The Hidetaka Otonashi-trained seven-year-old was sent to the front turning in, before drawing away in the closing stages. Eishin Dover ran on to take second, a length and a quarter in front of favourite Air Shady.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 3, 2008
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