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Bannaby Wins France Gr1 Cadran

Tuesday, 7th October 2008

The 5YO entire Bannaby (Dyhim Diamond-Trelakari, by Lashkari) scored by a head at the end of the marathon €250,000 (A$425,000) Gr1 Prix du Cadran (4000m) for 4YOs & up at Longchamp. Bannaby (ridden by Christophe Soumillon for Spanish trainer Mauricio Delcher Sanchez) took the lead at the 300m & just held on to defeat fast-finishing UK-bred 4YO entire Incanto Dream (Galileo-Atlantic Blue, by Nureyev) & 6YO gelding Orion Star (Sternkonig-Okocha, by Platini); multiple Gr1-winning Irish stayer & Ballydoyle-trained hot favourite Yeats finished 5th. Last month Bannaby (a 3-time Listed-winner) finished runner-up in France's Gr3 Prix Gladiateur (3100m) at Longchamp, after previously this season winning June's French Listed Prix Du Carrousel (3100m) at Maisons-Laffitte. Overall Bannaby now has 9 wins & 7 placings from 25 starts for £267,010 (A$560,000) earnings.

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