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  • Writer's pictureJour De Galop

Impressive Caprice des Dieux

For the second outing of his career, Caprice des Dieux (Declaration of War), was very impressive and he remains undefeated in the Prix des Bergamottes. Already a very good winner on this track on March 28, for his debut, this representative of Jean de Ganay and Christian-Bernard Baillet seems capable of climbing the ladder easily.

Outclassing the opposition. Taken over by Franck Blondel at the start, Nicolas Clément's resident galloped at the back of the peloton. He started his ascent at the start of the turn and placed his acceleration in the middle of the track, in the straight line. Once fully online, Caprice des Dieux took the lead in a few strides before making the difference. Five and a half lengths separate him from Pathétique (Soldier Hollow), who could never keep up with his acceleration. The winner was 4 kg heavier than the second. On the inside, Resistance Piece (Gleneagles) is third at a length and three quarters, bravely resisting Joyful Moment (Shamardal). At Equidia's microphone, Franck Blondel, the jockey of Caprice des Dieux, said: “Caprice des Dieux has a lot more to me. When I started he surprised me a bit. I find he has gained strength and maturity. He's a really nice horse. He should show the rungs and progress on what he just did. "

A nephew of Testosterone. Bred by SAS IEI, Scea des Praires, Chauvigny Global Equine and Haras de Castillon, Caprice des Dieux was presented by the Bourgeauville stud farm at the August Arqana yearling sale, where he was bought € 75,000 by Tina Rau Bloodstock and Nicolas Clément. He is a son of Neko (Dansili), a mare who won a race when she started at 3, over the 1900m of Chantilly. Caprice des Dieux is the first offspring of the latter which also gave Gemmyo (Shalaa), a 2yr in training with Carlos & Yann Lerner and a yearling by Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj). In 2021 she foaled a Wootton Bassett and was bred by Hello Youmzain (Kodiac). The second dam, Épopée (Sadler’s Wells), finished second in the Prix Panacé and third in the Prix Denisy (Ls). Neko is therefore a full sister of Testosterone, who won in the Prix Malleret (Gr2), and finished second in the Prix Vermeille (Gr1).


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