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G3 Prix Perth second and third for Godolphin


G3 Prix Perth second and third for Godolphin

Graphite finished just in front of Wootton when the Godolphin runners were second and third in the mile G3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud, France, on Saturday, 27 October

Wootton, trained by Henri-Alex Pantall and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, broke well and led the seven-strong field at a steady pace.

The three-year-old colt, kicked for home entering the straight, was headed by the winner Auenperle a furlong out and kept on well. He lost second by a short-head close home to Graphite (Andre Fabre/Pierre-Charles Boudot).

Graphite, a four-year-old grey by Shamardal, raced as a close second towards the outside and tried to challenge in the final furlong, staying on to just get the better of Wootton for second. Auenperle scored by half a length in 1m 45.27s on ground described officially as good.

Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin reported: “Graphite fought on well for second.

“Wootton was a good third, though it is disappointing that he has not won as everything went his way in the race.”