Maintaining her 100% strike-rate at the course, CREEDMOOR (GB)(Invincible Spirit x Vorda), owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani, took the Prix Jean Larre in fine style at Mont-de-Marsan on Wednesday, 21st July.
Trained by Phillipe Sogorb and ridden to success again by Alejandro Gutierrez-Val, CREEDMOOR scored for the second time at the racecourse on her fourth start in France, having previously been trained by Roger Charlton in the UK.
A quick break from the stalls saw in the 1,400-metre Class 2 race for 3YOs, CREEDMOOR was placed directly behind race leader NOELLE (FR) (Penny’s Picnic x Noella) in the early stages. With a strong pace being set, CREEDMOOR settled well and always looked comfortable. Approaching the final 600 metres, she ranged upsides long-time leader NOELLE and began to pull clear from her rivals once asked for an effort by Gutierrez-Val. CREEDMOOR stuck on well inside the final 200 metre and held off a strong challenge from AZUR AS WELL (FR) (Penny’s Picnic x Stormy Queen) to win by a length at the line. AZUR AS WELL finished second for trainer Charles Gourdain and jockey Maxime Foulon. The Adélaïde Budka-trained and Delphine Santiago-ridden SELKET (IRE) (Danon Ballade x Bonne Nouvelle) finished third but was never nearer as she was further a length and three quarters behind.
Bred by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Al Shahania Stud, CREEDMOOR is a daughter of top stallion INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (Green Desert), who stands at the Irish National Stud. Her dam is none other than the champion race mare VORDA (Orpen), winner of the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket for the same connections.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club