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  • Writer's pictureJour De Galop

Texas, as a strong colt

For his second outing, Texas (Wootton Bassett) opened his record in the Prix Quinsonas at Lyon-Parilly. On May 18 at Saint-Cloud, even if he finished second to last, this representative of the Jeffroy team had run well, without benefiting from a hard race. Mounted on this performance, he was very wrestler to win. In third position in a rather rhythmic race, the future winner had obvious resources to enter the straight line.

After the race, Henri-François Devin, his trainer, told Jour de Galop: “I found that he had run very well and that the conditions for the race were quite good. Texas was also very wrestling and courageous. The colt is also well mounted on this race. Getting started did him a lot of good. It was triggered well. That day, I found that he had behaved well. I had run this race at Saint-Cloud because I found that they were few in number and that it would teach him a good lesson for the future. We wanted to move it forward by replacing the morning gallops. And if we weren't in the top four, there was the Quinsonas Prize option. In training, he is an easy to train colt, like many of his sire's offspring. Texas arrived at the stable in September, which is quite early. So I ran him early, even though he was a bit lacking in condition, I knew he had enough condition to run well. "

A nephew of Frankyfourfingers. Bred by Scea des Prairies, Thomas Jeffroy and Benoit Jeffroy, Texas was offered for sale at Arqana by Haras de Castillon, but was bought back for € 110,000. He is a son of Wootton Bassett, a Coolmore stallion. Her dam, Texalova (Dream Ahead), didn't race and Texas is her second offspring and her first winner. The broodmare also has a yearling by Almanzor (Wootton Bassett). The second dam, Texaloula (Kendor) ran four times at 3 years old without getting on the podium. She was nevertheless well illustrated at stud by giving Frankyfourfingers (Sunday Break), winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (Gr2, 1.900m) and Cap Sizun (Gold Away), second in the Grand Prix d'Avenches (L ). Texaloula is also the dam of Just With You (Sunday Break), who gave Taos (Toronado), winner of the Derby du Midi (L) but especially Penja (Camelot), a filly esteemed by her trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, and which is entered in the Prix de Diane (Gr1).


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