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Easy G2 Darley Prix de Pomone victory for Kitesurf


Kitesurfinfo-icon trotted up in the G2 Darley Prix de Pomone over an extended mile and a half at Deauville, France, on Sunday, 19 August.

Confidently ridden by Mickael Barzalona, the four-year-old Dubawi filly came from second last turning into the straight to win impressively by three and a half lengths in 2m 43.87s on ground described as good.

Kitesurf raced in mid-division of the 11 runners initially before dropping back to eighth and then 10th.

Mickael Barzalona switched her widest of all entering the straight and the filly came with a strong run to lead just inside the final furlong to win eased down by the line from Palombe.

This was her biggest victory to date and her trainer Andre Fabre wants to try and win a G1 race next time out.

Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin commented: “That was great – a perfect victory.

“There are no specific plans at the moment – we will see how she comes out of this race. The aim will be a G1 in which she will have step up her form again. On the evidence of this race, she is still improving. 

“She is versatile as far as distance and ground are concerned, with a mile and a half on a right-handed track probably being best.

“Mr Fabre thinks going right-handed is important for Kitesurf, who is a big, long-striding filly and therefore suited by a galloping track.”