FANTASY (pictured) will be on the track on Sunday at Vincennes, for a second participation in the top event of the calendar, in the mounted trot, the Prix de Cornulier (Gr.I). The opportunity to look into the candidacy of this 8-year-old mare trained by Nicholas Bridault.
Born from the cross between A Guy from HéripréÂ and Quita d’Eronville, FANTASY is confirmed under the saddle. The proof: This hard-working mare has 22 successes in 41 performances on the mounted trot. Better still, fifteen of its last eighteen outings in the discipline have been crowned with victories. Also, his recent success in the Prix du Calvados (Gr.II), on January 8, attests to his current good physical condition. So many parameters that won him supporters.
Only here is the representative of Tanguy De La Bourdonnaye however, displays potential flaws in its armor. She indeed failed in the previous edition of this classic, having to settle for 12th place. On the other hand, if she “grit her teeth” to win last time, her paces in the final phase prompted an investigation by the commissioners. Finally, this most determined mare performs well on her freshness. Also, the fifteen-day interval between the Prix du Calvados and the Prix de Cornulier may seem a bit short. There is no doubt that those around him would have preferred a longer period of time between the two races. By Stephane Davy