…FLAIRON. He pleased us a lot when finishing 3rd in Prix Baron de la Rochette: a race for 3 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) colts and geldings over 2600m (a mile and 5 furlongs).
Actually he doesn’t show much in the morning but obviously does his job well in the afternoon. Ridden by Pierre Charles Boudot, he started along the rail behind the favorite…and when they accelerated to finish, he was blocked in and could not get out.
When getting off, Pierre Charles said: ”It’s a pity, I should have taken the lead and FLAIRON would have been able to use his quality of big mover… I would have won.” (If the jockey says it!!).
FLAIRON is by Khalkevi out of Preuve d’Amour, he belongs to Douglas McMillan and was bred by JN. Tige.
For the petty side of history, it was a Leenders finish in this race: 1st Gabriel…2nd Norbert…3rd Etienne and Grégoire… Nice, isn’t it??