Printer Friendly

RACING: Dalakhani in groove.

PRIX de l'Arc de Triomphe favourite Dalakhani was the star turn on the Chantilly gallops yesterday morning as the Aga Khan's colt had his final serious piece of work ahead of Sunday's Longchamp showpiece.

Ridden by big-race jockey Christophe Soumillon, the French Derby winner was joined by three work companions over seven furlongs of the Les Reservoirs straight gallop.

After watching Dalakhani pull clear trainer Alain de Royer Dupre reported: "He did everything demanded of him - it was similar to the one he had before the Jockey Club. Nothing's amiss and I'm satisfied."

Dalakhani won the Prix Niel over the Arc's course and distance last time and his trainer felt that there was still some improvement to come.

De Royer Dupre added: "He went well. He's improved a lot since his last run and one could say that he seems to have got stronger since that race."

The going at Longchamp has dried out a point in the past 24 hours to 3.3 on the penetrometer, officially good to soft, and that trend should continue with Paris set for a dry week.
COPYRIGHT 2003 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 1, 2003
Words:183
Previous Article:RUGBY UNION: Dallaglio plays down summer.
Next Article:FOOTBALL: Horse gallop in for another goal feast; THE COORS NUNEATON & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE.


Related Articles
Perfect conditions expected for Arc.
Dalakhani flying on gallops ahead of Arc.
Dalakhani impresses in final Arc gallop.
Racing: ARC DOYEN ANDRE GOES FOR SIX; Fabre warns the big two.
Doyen's an Arc threat.
Racing: DAL'S WELL WITH ARC JOLLY; Showdown at the High Chaparral.
Racing: Dalakhani to join Arc legends; AGA'S GREY IS CLASS ACT IN LONGCHAMP DASH FOR CASH.
Trainers unanimous in praise for Dalakhani.
Dalakhani retired to Gilltown Stud.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters