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  • Writer's pictureJour De Galop

Texas wins the LR Criterium du Languedoc

A new Blacktype success for the Castillon team

On a sticky measured track (4.1), it was not easy to regain ground Thursday in Toulouse. Texas (Wootton Bassett) did not bother with tactics: the colt from the Jeffroy stable won from start to finish in the Criterium du Languedoc (L)!

Coming out of the stalls, Saramouche (Anodin) proved to be brilliant and therefore took control of the event. Recovered, it saw the future winner take over. Coming freely outside their rivals, Star in Front (Hunter's Light) then positioned themselves three quarters behind the leader. Taking the field on their opponents at the entrance of the straight line, the leading trio was never joined. Texas won by two and a half lengths.

Complicated but gifted. After opening his record in a Maiden at Parilly, Texas managed to get on the podium only once in three attempts at Class 2 level. Recently at Longchamp, on very soft ground, the representative of the Jeffroy team was dominated by Daisy Maisy (Wootton Bassett) and My Fancy (Myboycharlie).

After the race, the winning jockey, Clément Lecoeuvre, declared on Equidia: “Today, the colt was moving up in category. He has always proven to be a very good horse, even if he tends to be complicated. The team did a great job with this colt. In order for him to progress mentally, we gave him as many good races as possible. It makes me really happy to be able to win a Listed! We put a new mouthpiece on him. Maybe that's what made the difference. »

A nephew of Frankyfourfingers. Bred by Scea des Prairies, Thomas and Benoît Jeffroy, Texas was presented at the Arqana Select sale by the Haras de Castillon, but was bought back for €110,000. He is a son of Coolmore stallion Wootton Bassett. Her dam, Texalova (Dream Ahead) did not race and Texas is her second foal and her first winner. The broodmare also has a yearling by Almanzor (Wootton Bassett), who was bought for €75,000 by Yohea at the October yearling sale. The second mother, Texaloula (Kendor), ran four times at 3 years old without getting on the podium. She distinguished herself 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), winner of the Prix de Psyché (Gr3) and second in the Prix de la Nonette (Gr2).

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