Soleil Marin and Magny Cours offered Godolphin the winning pair in the first French group of the season in flat
First group tricolor of the flat season, Prix Exbury (group III – 2,000 meters – 4 years and more) was the "big piece" of Sunday's meeting on March 17 in Val d & # 39; Or. Disappointing last year, Soleil Marin, showed he was back.
On a track as painful as this Sunday, it is always better to have a race in the legs. Tifosa showed it a little earlier in The Camargo Award, and Marin Sun (5 – Pierre-Charles Boudot) confirms it. Promising at the beginning of the year of 3 years, the son of Kendargent had been bought by "blues" before disappointing. Castrated in the spring of 2018, following a series of poor performances, he regained his spirits during the races and then returned to victory on October 16 on the cantilian sand. Author of a good comeback, still on the PSF racetrack Princes de Condé, he showed his return to the top level by winning with the way the first French group of the season was flat. Quickly in the wake of the animators, he accelerated to mid-straight, diving into his stable buddy, Magny Cours (4 – Mickaël Barzalona), who walked outside four hundred meters from goal and dominated him very safely to finish, giving a first Exbury Award Pierre-Charles Boudot, who said: "He was good. It is a horse that loves this kind of terrain and had a good start to the PSF. It has accelerated in the last two hundred meters."
Magny Cours Having held the other place, it's a linked to the "Fabre – Godolphin" tandem. Title holder, air Pilot (1 – Christophe Soumillon) has always galloped in good rank and defended well at the end without really making an illusion for the victory.