Condé Report: Makaloun, further away

28 September 2020

Condé Report: Makaloun, further away


Monday, September 28, Chantilly. – It looks like the further -and the deeper- is the better for the Aga Khan's Makaloun (Bated Breath), who won his 4th consecutive trial for his first attempt in a Group race on the yielding 9f of the Prix de Condé (Gr3). Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, the 2-year-old colt led the race and took off going into the homestretch, the filly Anasia (Intello) being the only one that could somehow keep up with him for a while before obliging to finish 2nd at 5 lengths. Also unbeaten before the race with two wins under his belt, the gelding Kergrist (Milanais) stayed on in 3rd, 4 lengths behind.

Click here to get the sectional timing of the race.

Makaloun is the 4th foal out of Makana (Dalakhani), twice a winner at three, including once over a very soft 15-furlongs trip after getting beaten in the Prix de Malleret (Gr2) on a good to soft course.

Makana is a sister to Markazi (Dark Angel), a Prix Omnium II (L) winner, later 4th in the Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3), another French Guineas trial, and who is now racing in Britain. He had been sold for €140,000 at Arqana Summer sales. Makana's Caravaggio yearling sister is for sale at Goffs on October 1st. Makana herself was sold full of Anodin for €14,000 at the latest Arqana Breeding sale after a year without being covered -Makaloun, her last previous foal, was born in May.