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A nice race!


At Pau on January 9th, EVORA finished 2nd in Prix Baradat: a hurdle race for 5 year-olds over 3500m (2 miles and 1 ½ furlong). We are re-assured as she missed her debut over jumps (she fell at the third hurdle).

She was ridden with a lot of confidence by Clément Lefebvre. When they were off, she started at the back (those were the instructions because she is brilliant and has a tendency to do too much…therefore the jockey has to be careful). When they started to accelerate, EVORA jumped well and seemed at ease.

When the field got out of the last bend, EVORA was still far back. Then she performed a magnificent finishing straight! She has quality and will certainly be directed towards Auteuil.