G2 second for Nemean Lion in Prix Chaudenay
Nemean Lion ran an excellent race on his Pattern debut when coming home second in the G2 Prix Chaudenay over a mile and seven furlongs at Longchamp, France, on Saturday, 3 October.
The Golden Horn colt, stepping up in class and trip for trainer Andre Fabre after winning a 12-furlong handicap at the same course at the start of September, raced in fourth of the six runners for much of the staying contest for three-year-olds.
He stayed on well in the straight under Mickeal Barzalona to hold every chance a furlong and a half from home and rallied after Valia went clear in the final furlong, going down by two lengths in testing conditions.
Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: “Nemean Lion ran a great race. It was a bold shout to go for this and it has really paid off. Now he has placed at G2 level over this trip, he looks like an interesting horse for nice staying races next year, while he certainly handled the ground today.”