Mick Channon’s Cairn Gorm maintained his unbeaten document with victory within the Darley Prix de Cabourg at Deauville.
The son of Bated Breath had appeared the half when making a successful racecourse debut at Windsor in mid-June and adopted up with a slim verdict in a novice public sale occasion at Newbury final month.
Stepping as much as Group Three degree in France, Cairn Gorm was an 11-Four probability beneath Tom Marquand – and having travelled easily in the course of the pack for a lot of the best way, the chestnut colt completed strongly to expire a decisive winner.
Channon stated: “We’re delighted with him. We thought he was a pleasant horse, however he needed to step up as we speak and he has.
“I have not spoken to Tom but and we’ll get the horse dwelling and see how he’s earlier than we make any agency plans.
“He’s won a Group Three going away, so we’ll have to think about taking him back to Deauville for the Prix Morny later in the month.”
The sizzling favorite for the race was the Archie Watson-trained Mighty Gurkha, having completed fifth within the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and second within the Rose Bowl at Newbury on his two most up-to-date begins.
However, Hollie Doyle’s mount was nonetheless carrying a blindfold when the stalls opened and consequently missed the break badly.
Doyle managed to get Mighty Gurkha again into competition, however his effort petered out within the closing furlong and he pale right into a well-beaten sixth.
Channon added: “It’s a shame what happened to Archie’s horse, but we can’t do anything about that.”