Makaloun dominates in Prix de Conde

Aga Khan homebred Makaloun gave his sire Bated Breath his second new Group winner in three days at Chantilly yesterday (28th September).

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 29th September 2020:

Fresh from victory in last month’s Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage going one mile at Deauville, His HighnessThe Aga Khan’s Makaloun (Bated Breath) was in no mood to relinquish his perfect record and dominated all seven rivals in the Prix de Conde Gr.3 at Chantilly.

Breaking well to lead after the initial strides of this nine-furlong slog in deep mud, the 11-10 pick was never in danger on the front end and glided clear under mild coaxing inside the final quarter mile to easily outpoint Anasia by an impressive five lengths for a first pattern-race score.

“This is a nice one, a real nice one,” proclaimed trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. “He has so many qualities and has showed speed earlier, that he stays and that he handles all types of ground. You can also make the running with him or adopt waiting tactics, he is the real deal. Today was very deep and he displayed a lovely fluent action. It’s nice to have a talented juvenile undefeated in four starts and, if all is well, he will have one more run this year in the Criterium de Saint Cloud [Gr.1].”