At Deauville, on December 13th, KIEV finished 5th in a handicap for 3 year-olds over 2500m (1 mile and 4 ½ furlongs).
Ridden by Eddy Hardouin, he had a good race… and performed a nice finishing straight. At some stage, we thought he would “make it” but at ¾ of a furlong from home, KIEV had reached his maximum. Which meant that the trip was too long.
KIEV will be one of our hopes for “quintés” (big handicaps) for the year 2020 over around a mile and a quarter.