Today's racecards

Longchamp

  • 14:25 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere 6f 211y

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 18.40s
  • Off time: 14:34:06
14:25 Longchamp Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Naaqoos 9/2
2nd Milanais (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) 151 Blue body, white shoulders, blue arms, white cap, blue striped Naaqoos 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-13 F Head D Bonilla 9/25.50
2 (1) 111 White, Emerald Green star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star Desert Phantom (USA) 41
Nag me
2 8-13 D M Simcock L Dettori 12/113.00
3 (3) 1111 Purple, white seams, purple and white striped sleeves, Purple cap Mastercraftsman (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 4/91.44
4 (4) 123563 White, Purple Stripe, white sleeves, Check Cap Intense Focus (USA) 7
Nag me
2 8-13 J S Bolger K manning 16/117.00
5 (6) 414447 Dark Blue Sea of Marmara (USA) 21
Nag me
2 8-13 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 150/1151.00
6 (2) 130142 Dark blue body, white star, red arms, dark blue striped, dark blue cap, white star Milanais (FR) 28
Nag me
2 8-13 Watrigant T Jarnet 10/111.00
7 (5) 2102 Blue body, white spots, blue arms, blue cap Higha (FR) 37
Nag me
2 8-10 P Demercastel S Pasquier 33/134.00

Verdict

MASTERCRAFTSMAN is a rattlingly good two-year-old and he can claim a third Group One win here. He beat subsequent Middle Park winner Bushranger in the Phoenix Stakes before overcoming horrendous conditions to land the National Stakes last month. Desert Phantom is unbeaten in three races to date but this is a huge step up from the Ripon race he contested last time and recent Longchamp winner Naaqoos looks the one for the forecast spot.