“It’s better than ever in the summer at Enghien”, savors Mathieu Mottier, delighted with Delfino’s success in the Jean-Luc Lagardère Prize

Everything moves very quickly in horse racing. Fifteen days earlier, Gallius made a very good impression in the Prix de Washington at Enghien, offering a good response to Hohneck. A confirmation was therefore expected for the pupil of Séverine Raimond in this Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, the flagship event of the closing meeting of the summer meeting on the Plateau de Soisy.

But not everything went as planned for the dolphin of Davidson duPont at the last Prix d’Amérique. The fault of a Dolphin, which excels at Enghien. “He is better than ever in the summer and on this track (four wins in eight races), confirms his mentor, Mathieu Mottier, with a broad smile. Last year, he had already run well in this event. I don’t think it’s better but everything went well this time. »

Mathieu Mottier made the skills of his horse speak for bending Gallius « Dolphin is capable of making last kilometers that are out of the ordinary, recalls the double Etrier d’Or. I saw that Gallius didn’t have the resources to counter me on the final turn. »

The best victory of his career

Fifth of the previous edition, Dolphin pinned the greatest success of his career and won his first Group II in front of an excellent Cash you Rib. “It is less good in winter and will not be able to run the good events at Vincennes”, laments Mathieu Mottier. As for the driver of the beaten favourite, Yoann Lebourgeois, he remained doubtful about the poor performance of his champion who finished in ninth and penultimate place. “I don’t really know what happened,” he blurts out. The six-year-old chestnut will have to show another face on September 10, during the Prix d’Été (Gr. II) at Vincennes.



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