Castillion graduates shine in France & Hong Kong
Remaining in fifth place without demerit, in the Prix Greffulhe (Gr2), Cash Equity (Toronado) clearly came down from category and faced a choice entry in this Prix Mandesha (Class 1). The representative of Brice Levaique and Gérard Augustin-Normand did not disappoint, and took the opportunity to return to the success, which had eluded him since October, in the Prix Brantôme (Class 2), at Angers.
A race for morale. The winner's trainer, Ludovic Gadbin told us: “The colt completely met our expectations. The idea was to give him an easier race by going down the category, and then gently moving up the category. We are very satisfied. For the rest we will see how it fits. We had the idea to aim for the Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1) or the Prix du Lys (Gr2), but maybe we should stay on a Listed in order to give him a little simpler tasks. Then we'll tackle a big target in the fall. ".
A nephew of Chichi Creasy. Cash Equity is a graduate of Scea des Prairies and Benoît and Thomas Jeffroy. He was presented by Haras de Castillon at the October Arqana Yearling Sale and was bought for €20,000 by Langlais Bloodstock. He is a son of the stallion of Haras du Bouquetot Toronado (High Chaparal), and Funny Crazy (Chichicastenango), winner of a race at Chantilly. Cash Equity is its third winner. The broodmare also gave a 2-year-old by Kapgarde (Garde Royale), but also a yearling by Goliath du Berlais (Saint des Saints). Funny Crazy is a full sister to Chichi Creasy, winner of the Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3).
Toronado Phantom made a successful start in Sha Tin (Hong Kong) on Sunday. This Toronado son is Hathfa’s first offspring and a close relative of two-time Group 1 winner at 2 Shalaa.
Bred by Abdulla Aa AL Mesned, he was sold by Haras de Castillon as a yearling at the Arqana August Sale in 2019 for € 36,000 to Laurent Benoit.