Barrière Meautry: Good timing for Garrus

29 August 2021



Sunday 29 August 2021, Deauville-La Touques Racecourse (Calvados). - The English raider Garrus (Acclamation) made his own the 137th edition of the Barrière Prix de Meautry (Gr3), the best sprint of the Deauville Summer meeting. This is the 19th success of a foreign-trained horse of this old Summer classic. Ridden by Ioritz Mendizabal and trained by Charlie Hills, the winner slipped along the stands' rail after travelling behind the front-running O Trasno (Goken), finally fifth, and he put himself out of reach of a very good Duhail (Lope de Vega), a miler shortened here to get ready for the Autumn contests over 7 to 8 furlongs. The latter finished second at a good length after travelling down the centre of the straight course behind two other isolated runners. Coming from the rear, Coeur de Pierre (Zanzibari) finished well at half a length, third.

Garrus was defeated in the July Cup (Gr1) last time out after taking 5th place in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr1) at Royal Ascot. The horse was unsold at £ 100,000 at the Tattersalls Yearling Sales in England after being sold for € 130,000 as a weanling in Ireland. His New Bay sister is in the Goffs Orby sale in September.