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At Angers, CALIXEL…



…ran for the first time over hurdles on the distance of 3400m (2 miles and 1 furlong). He finished 2nd, missing the win by very little.


This good-looking 4 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) by Fragrant Mix out of Maldives had already won on the flat and as he is gifted over jumps… we naturally chose to run him for the first time in this discipline.


CALIXEL had a good position from the start, jumped well and came closer in the last bend. And it was a pity he slightly hesitated over the last hurdle which cost him the first place.


His jockey Wilfrid Denuault didn’t stop praising him.