Sublimis shows plenty of fight with G3 Prix Gladiateur third
Emerging stayer Sublimis made good late headway after meeting trouble in running to finish third in the G3 Prix Gladiateur at Longchamp, France, on Sunday, 6 September.
The consistent four-year-old, stepping up to an extended 15 furlongs after filling the runner-up spot in the G3 Prix de Reux over three furlongs shorter at Deauville in August, disputed fourth for much of the race.
Sublimis moved up on the inside rail with two and a half furlongs left but was denied a clear run shortly afterwards, forcing Mickael Barzalona to switch the Andre Fabre-trained son of Shamardal around runners. He stayed on to take third inside the final furlong and galloped out well, going down by two lengths in total.
Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: “Sublimis ran another really good race. He is a horse who has barely put a foot wrong throughout his career and Mickael Barzalona felt that he would have gone very close if he hadn’t been stopped in the straight.
“This is a prep-race for the G1 Prix du Cadran on Arc weekend, which is still very much under consideration for Sublimis. Andre Fabre would like to see how the horse comes out of this race and progresses over the next three weeks.”