Robert Papin Award: Blackbeard in Great Britain-Ireland

For the ninth time in a row, the Robert Papin prize went to a foreign contestant, but this time an Irishman. The winner of Blackbeard, piloted by Ioritz Mendizabal, offered The Antarctic to pair up with Aidan O’Brien, who won the race for the second time after Rossini in 1999. It must be said that this year, the runner up. Ballydoyle’s teacher has so many good things. 2 years in which he was obliged to divide forces.

Mighty Blackbeard flies over Robert Papin with Ioritz Mendizabal…but with Ireland! (after)

After winning 2 classics last year in France for Aidan O’Brien thanks to Basilica of St Marks, Ioritz Mendizabal remains the choice of the Irish master from time to time when he comes to the top of our land. Today, he has twice finished second in the Prix Robert Papin (Gr.2), the famous sprint for 2-year-olds traveling from Maisons-Laffitte to Chantilly, and has become a target for foreigners. out for a few years. Link with power Black beardIoritz Mendizabal imposed himself without coercion, beating Michael Barzalona on another “O’Brien” saddle South Poleit’s a full brother of crack Battaash. The French occupy places… but do not approach our neighbors who have crossed the Channel.

If our French can go and win major races abroad, as was the case recently with Vadeni, the sport of agility and speed has for many years been the preserve of the British and Irish. With great emphasis on these criteria, their crossbreeding produces race cars year after year that are capable of evolving over 1000m like old horses in a pot. In this case, Blackbeard entered his sixth race today, after a winning start in April at the age of 2. Unbeaten in his first 3 races, he then finished 4th in Coventry Stakes (Gr.2) at Royal Ascot, then beaten 2nd in Gr.2 at Curragh. Logically, he’s the favorite, taking advantage of his already great experience and far superior titles to our Frenchies.

The Robert Papin Awards usher in the Darley Series season for the younger generation. Antonin Pelsy thus rewarded Ioritz Mendizabal

In fact, Robert Papin has been the Anglo-Irish race “THE” for 9 consecutive editions. The last French woman on the list is the minor champion of Philippe Sogorb Vorda, who then won Gr.1 on Newmarket directly before the foreigners. UK-trained horses have won the last 8 editions, but not with the second knife, and really good elements like Gutaifan, unfortunatelyor A’Ali. Ireland meanwhile has not won the race since 1999 and the victory of Rossini, was for Aidan O’Brien, who thus broke a hellish gap. This Rossini did not make his mark in history, as he never repeated this performance at the age of 3, before becoming a little-known stallion in Ireland and then in the US.

Aidan O’Brien ended up having very few starters in Robert Papin, after Royal Ascot and the July Meeting in Newmarket, home to many popular races for 2-year-olds. He also has what it takes in Ireland to prepare for summer and fall Gr.1s. Strictly speaking O’Brien is not a 2 year old coach, even though he has been very successful in terms of the size and quality of his squad. However, this year, he has a squad of many young players who are in very high form, to the point of being forced to disperse the force. He can really count on Blackbeard, but also on the winner of the Albany Stakes (Gr.3) Thinkthe invincibles Statueor Little Bearan underpowered pony is currently the No 1 prospect at Ballydoyle and took off yesterday at Curragh in a Gr.3.

Bought 270,000 Gns ponies, Blackbeard comes from speed, since his grandmother won the group in the sport, and his mother muirin 4th in Gr.1 at 2 years old. his father, No, never, Meanwhile, Coolmore triggered a wave of horses earlier than usual for the giants of world racing. The American champion who came to conquer Europe at the age of 2, he immediately broke through at stud, and was therefore heavily defended afterwards. Meditate, Little Big Bear, and therefore Blackbeard are the stars of the superpower 2nd generation currently playing football in Europe. He also just won the July Cup with his 4-year-old Alcohol free. Male line of Go, dadwhich he represented, was also a huge success at Coolmore, with Caravaggiojust awarded to winner Jean Prat Tenebrismor young EvenlyThe father of the famous Invincible Statue.

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