Deauville second for Roman Candle
Roman Candle finished a close second in the G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano over a mile and a quarter at Deauville, France, on Thursday, 15 August.
The three-year-old colt, who is trained by Andre Fabre, tracked the leader Talk Or Listen and was delivered by Mickael Barzalona to challenge for the lead entering the last quarter mile. He ran on to lead approaching the final furlong and kept on well.
Roman Candle held on to the lead until just before the finish, being pipped on the post by the fast-finishing Headman, who got up to win by a head in 2m 13.10s. The going was described as very soft.
Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: “Roman Candle ran an excellent race.
“The race panned out perfectly for him and he just got beaten by a better horse on the day. It is a bit frustrating to be beaten by such a narrow margin, but there are no excuses.
“There are no specific plans for the future yet. He looks at home over this trip.”