Second & Third For Ultra & Spectroscope In Prix Eugene Adam
Ultra returned to action with a promising second in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam over 10 furlongs on the straight course at Maisons-Laffitte, France, on Sunday, July 17.
The three-year-old Manduro colt, who had not run since maintaining a perfect record as a two-year-old in the G1 Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp on October 4, was held up in fifth place of the stands' side group before being switched right below the distance.
Ultra, trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, ran on well and came to challenge but could not quite overcome the winner Heshem, who won by three quarters of a length in 2m 0.30s on good going.
Spectroscope (Andre Fabre/Pierre-Charles Boudot) raced near the rear of the stands' side group and kept on in the final furlong to finish third, three lengths behind Ultra.
John Ferguson, Chief Executive and Racing Manager of Godolphin, commented: "We were delighted with the reappearance run of Ultra.
"He finished the race off really well and hopefully will step up to better contests in the second half of the season.
"We were also very happy with the performance of Spectroscope.
"We will probably look to dropping him back to a mile."