Bois Longines: Atomic Force is too strong

20 June 2021



June 20, 2021, Chantilly Racecourse. - The first edition of the Prix du Bois Longines (Gr3) run over 6 furlongs at Chantilly rather than its usual 5 furlongs at Longchamp previous format still went to a British raider as the gelding Atomic Force (Cotai Glory) beat the home team by 5 lengths, driving … The Kevin Ryan-trained juvenile beats Black Lives Matter (Panis), who'd just won over 6 1/2 furlongs!

Atomic Force started his career with a 2nd place at Musselburgh in April and was gelded soon after that. He won next time out at Hamilton and came over straight from Scotland.

Bred in Ireland, Atomic Force was purchased for €12,000 as a weanling, then £22,000 as a yearling at Goffs UK. Still, he hails from a French bloodline since his 4th dam, Green Rock, was bred in France and gave the Leger-winner Toulon. The latter raced for Khalid Abdullah, like Atomic Force's dam Atlas Silk (Dansili), who was trained at Chantilly by Pascal Bary and won her maiden on an extended 10-furlong race before failing to confirm in a Group race. She made £20,000 at the Tattersalls breeding sale later on.