The week started off well with Elysian Lady finishing 2nd on her first start for the stable. She ran on the flat at Paray-Le-Monial racecourse on Monday where Thibault Dachis took the ride. The filly by Champs Elysees was bought from Tattersalls February horses in training sale for owner Brian Dunn having run on the flat at 2 years old in the UK.
It was a solid performance from her considering she is mainly being trained with jumping in mind, however this run should have set her up perfectly for her hurdling debut shortly.
Hugo will be returning to Tattersalls next week for the Guineas training sale and we hope to be able to buy a couple of horses with a similar profile to syndicate.
Yesterday in Compiègne Lord Pit returned to form with an arguably career best run. The Quinté+ Prix Gaston Branere Listed hurdle had been a target in the diary for a long time and the dream was close but not quite completed when he found just one horse too good. The 2nd place prize money of €22,000 was still a lucrative pot for the gelding by Confuchias who again showed his tenacious attitude when battling on up the hill. It was still a great family result for the team with brother Adrien in the saddle and Hugo sharing joint ownership of the horse with his father Pierre-Yves.