THE LUDE and DE GILES F. impose themselves in the RICHARD AND ROBERT HENNESSY PRIZE in AUTEUIL (R1C7) – Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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Four Gr.I winners were at the start of the Richard and Robert Hennessy Prize, this Tuesday in Auteuil. However, it was not one of them who provided the winner of this Listed-race since the victory fell into the hands of LE LUDE (photo). Having come to the head of the race in the first third of the course, the resident of François Nicolle accelerated the pace in the final curve to widen the gap. A lead that he would keep until the post, leaving his runner-up at five lengths. Faulty on several occasions, and strongly delayed by a hesitation in crossing the bullfinch, and again pointed at the rear guard in the opposite line, FIGUERO traced an end of race as pleasant as it was encouraging to take 2nd place. We will have to remember that. Third in this race in 2019 and last year, POLY GRANDCHAMP, 10-year-old, finished well to obtain an identical classification this year, thus offering the winning trio to the stable of François Nicolle. LET ME LOVE for his part had a good comeback race, finishing well to rank 4th. St.D.