In training


Bay Gelding
DOB: 08 Mar 2015
Champs Elysees x Bright Enough (Fantastic Light)
Owner: Mr Andrew Gemmell

Now gelded, Dageuneau was always expected to come into his own with time and distance, as he is by Champs Elysees, the same sire as our Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris. The sire won the Gr.1 Hollywood Turf Cup and the Gr.1 Canadian International during his racing career, whilst his profile as a stallion has recently been boosted by his daughter Billesdon Brook winning the Gr.1 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket. 

Dageuneau is out of the Fantastic Light mare Bright Enough, who was a winner over a mile at two and is a half-sister to the Listed winners Oasis Dancer (also notable for winning a £541,000 first prize in the Tattersalls Timeform Million) and  Smart Enough. She has already produced the 90-rated Pack Leader and it is not yet beyond the realms of possiblity that Dageuneau will achieve something similar.

After three modest runs at two, he started life handicapping from a mark of 61 and moved up to 67 after a couple of second place finishes, before winning nicely at Nottingham. That win was on his first try at a mile and three-quarters and hinted at more to come, though he was nudged up another four pounds. He followed that up with a good second in a competitive contest at Sandown and remains on an upward curve.

Link to form and entries  (courtesy of the Racing Post; opens in a new window)

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  • 2nd May 2017