Miramar foils

Cox challenge

WEDNESDAY witnessed an interesting renewal of the first big race of the season for three-year-old sprinters, the Group 3 Prix Sigy over five and a half furlongs at Chantilly.

British trainer Clive Cox has a fine recent record with this type of horse and, although his representative here, 2021 Flying Childers Stakes hero Caturra, was beaten, he still came out of the race hugely in credit given that he was making his seasonal debut, was drawn widest of all and was shouldering a 4lb penalty.

He was beaten into second by the race-fit Miramar, ironically a daughter of one of one of Cox’s former stars, the 2016 King’s Stand Stakes winner, Profitable. Trained by Carlos and Yann Lerner, Miramar was delivered late by Ronan Thomas to score by three-quarters of a length.