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G2 second for Jalmoud

Racenews

Jalmoudinfo-icon ran well to finish runner-up in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam over 10 furlongs at Saint-Cloud, France, on 30 June, bouncing back to form after disappointing in the 14-furlong G2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot, UK, earlier in the month.

The three-year-old New Approach colt broke well leaving the stalls and raced in third of the six runners before soon going to the front.

James Doyle set a decent pace on the Godolphin contender and then kicked for home entering the straight, going clear, but Jalmoud was passed by the winner Headman with more than a furlong to race.

Headman triumphed by three lengths in 2m 2.66s on good turf, while Jalmoud, who kept on strongly, in turn had three and a half lengths to spare over the third Flop Shot.

This was Jalmoud’s fifth outing. He won twice earlier this year, taking a Newmarket novice race over 10 furlongs in April and capturing the Listed Prix de l’Avre over two furlongs further at Longchamp in May, and has also been second twice.

Charlie Appleby reported: “This was a good solid performance from Jalmoud.

“He had disappointed in the Queen’s Vase when racing very freely and keenly, but back in trip today he enjoyed himself in front and was just beaten by a better horse.

“We are thinking of stepping him up to a mile and a half, the distance he won over at Longchamp, for the Gordon Stakes (G3, 1 August) at Glorious Goodwood.”