Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois: Peerless Palace strikes again

15 August 2021

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Sunday, August 15, 2021, Deauville-La Touques Racecourse (Calvados). - Favorite for a second coronation in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Gr1), the big summer highlight for European milers, the 4-year-old Palace Pier (Kingman) won for the second time, achieving a double only managed by Miesque (1987 and 1988) and Spinning World (1996, 1997) before him in recent years. John and Thady Gosden’s trainee, however, had to work to the end to overcome Irish 3-year-old Poetic Flare (Dawn Approach), who was the first to attack.

Third-placed at two lengths, Order of Australia (Australia) kept going all the way to hold on.

A Palace Pier Almanzor yearling brother is in the Tattersalls sales next October.

Also sold for £ 600,000 at the Newmarket sales, Palace Pier was only beaten once last Autumn in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Gr1) on softer ground. He has five wins at Group 1 level.

The third dam of Palace Pier is Miss d'Ouilly (Bikala), Listed winner under the colors of her breeder, Jean-Luc Lagardère, and bought £ 50,000 at the Tattersalls breeding sales carrying Night Frolic (Night Shift), Palace Pier's second dam ...