What A Name set for Lagardere
Domestic options preferred for promising juvenile
Last Updated: September 16, 2012 1:05pm
Mikel Delzangles: Keeping What A Name in France
Mikel Delzangles will keep his promising juvenile What A Name on home soil rather than take in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.
Owned by the influential Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the chestnut has won two of her three starts, landing a conditions race at Deauville by seven lengths before being pitched up to Group level at Longchamp.
The Prix la Rochette posed few problems either, as What A Name coasted almost two lengths clear.
"She won't go to Newmarket, and might run in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere instead," said Delzangles.
Stable star Dunaden has begun his long journey to retain the Emirates Melbourne Cup on what could be a fruitful autumn for the Gouvieux trainer.
"He arrived in Newmarket on Wednesday to go into quarantine and will run in the Caulfield Cup before the Melbourne Cup," Delzangles said.