On October 30th at Maisons-Laffitte, PLOVIV finished 3rd in Prix Pharamond, a B race on the distance of 1400m (7 furlongs).
It was a good performance: blocked in, the horse only managed to get out at 100m (half a furlong) from home and he missed the win by very little in a very close finish.
Antoine Hamelin, his jockey, did confirm that he could have won. What a pity he had an opening too late!
Since first time out, PLOVDIV has always been in the money. But in this last race, he went up a grade and showed us he had improved a lot mentally: he is less messy, more mature and the distance of 1400m suits him perfectly.