Henri-Alex Pantall’s Le Cadeau (pictured, © Scoop Dyga) continued his fine run of form to land a conditions race yesterday at Chantilly against three-year-olds with Listed pretensions.
Making his tenth racecourse start, Le Cadeau clearly thrives on his racing and has already been hiked 2kg in the ratings to 47.0 by France Galop, based on his two and a half length beating of Miramar, who finished fourth in a Deauville Listed when last seen behind Karl Burke’s Honey Sweet.
Le Cadeau is a son of Dabirsim who is beginning to look like a potential Commonwealth Cup raider for France. He was bought as a yearling for just €15,000 by Paul Nataf and his winning rider Mickael Barzalona told Jour de Galop yesterday:
Le Cadeau is a colt who is progressing with his racing. He showed a good turn of foot to settle the race. He’s won on the polytrack, turf, on a straight course and around a bend – it proves that he is an adaptable horse with plenty of class. Now we are going to step him up in grade.
With Francois Rohaut’s Suesa disappointing since her sensational Goodwood triumph, Le Cadeau could be one to follow both in France and overseas.