ALMANZOR won one of the most prestigious events on the French racing calendar, the Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club, but it is probably fair to say that he has had a job winning over the hearts of the racing public. He certainly showed that the classic victory was no fluke when landing the Group 2 Prix Guillaume D’Ornano at Deauville on Monday and the great news now is that he is on course for the Group 1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes on September 10th.

A €100,000 yearling purchase at Arqana, the colt was bred and sold by Haras d’Etreham and purchased by his trainer Jean-Claude Rouget.