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Tribalist repeats Saint-Cloud double with brave victory in G2 Prix du Muguet


Tribalist completed the G3 Prix Edmond Blanc and G2 Prix du Muguet double for a second consecutive year with another resolute front-running performance at Saint-Cloud, France, on Wednesday, 1 May.

Seeking a seventh win at the course, the Andre Fabre-trained five-year-old adopted his usual position at the head of affairs and strode on into a length and a half lead over Anthorus.

Tribalist continued to dictate and appeared to have his four rivals in trouble when Mickael Barzalona kicked for home just inside the final quarter-mile.

Dolayli and Marhaba Ya Sanafi closed on Tribalist inside the final furlong but the Farhh entire kept finding to cross the line a neck in front.

Louise Benard of Godolphin said: “Tribalist had to battle today and did very well. Mickael said that he was quite keen coming into the straight and looked ready to attack.

“His morning rider Johann [Hervé] has done an amazing job with Tribalist because he is a horse who you need to be very gentle with.

“It’s great to get another victory at Saint-Cloud and I don’t think a horse has won both the Edmond Blanc and Muguet twice before.”