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Algiers secures another G3 third in Prix Gontaut-Biron


Consistent colt Algiers placed at G3 level for a second consecutive time with a close third in the 10-furlong Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville, France, on Sunday, 15 August.

The dual Listed winner, who filled the same position in the G3 Grand Prix de Vichy in July, raced in third of the seven runners early on before settling in a clear fourth under Mickael Barzalona after the first three furlongs.

Algiers quickened between horses to go second over a furlong from home and the Andre Fabre-trained four-year-old briefly looked set to challenge Monty for the lead with half a furlong to race.

Wally swooped late to pass Algiers close home and pipped Monty on the line for a short-head success, with a further three-quarters of a length back to the Godolphin homebred.

Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: “Algiers has produced another consistent effort and has run up to his usual level of form. He tries his hardest and has a great temperament. We will keep trying at this level and hopefully win a nice race at some point.”