€80,000 Barrière Meautry: Bouttemont likes it fast

28 August 2022

meautry 22 Bouttemont

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August 28, 2022, Deauville-La Touques Racecourse (Calvados). – A tight finish to close off the 2022 Barrière Deauville meeting in the Barrière Prix de Meautry (Gr3). The 4-year-old horse Bouttemont (Acclamation) finally had the last word against a bunch of ambitious 3-year-olds in this intergenerational 6f sprint. The representative of the famous trotting trainer Philippe Allaire, trained by Yann Barberot at Deauville, challenged the leaders Loubeisien (Kheleyf) and Le Cadeau (Dabirsim) one out, and he took the upper hand quite handily, even if he eventually scored by a mere neck with Loubeisien second, half a length ahead of Le Cadeau and two 3-year-old fillies.

Gradually shortened from the Summer of his 3 years last year, Bouttemont took this season nearly €200,000 with this new success, for a total close to €270,000. Indeed, the Fabre family’s Ecurie Peregrine homebred won last March the All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions stakes at Newcastle. It was only after a victorious return on Chantilly’s sand and before a fourth-place in Deauville, four months later, over the turf in the Prix de Ris-Orangis (Gr3).

Bought €125,000 at the Deauville sales by his trainer from Coulonces Sales, Bouttemont hails from an Argentine background. The bloodline was imported by Elisabeth Fabre, breeder of the third dam Balonguera (Southern Halo), born in Argentina, where she won a Group 2 before giving a Listed-winner in France, Bayargal (Bernstein), born in the USA, and Bargouzine (Stravinsky), a Listed-placed over 5f, and Bouttemont's second dam.

Winner of two races, around 6 furlongs, Basilia (Fastnet Rock), the winning dam, also gave Baseema (Make Believe) and Balsamand (Anodin), respectively 3 and 2 years old, both trained by André Fabre and still maiden.