LAST SEASON’S Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Victor Ludorum will begin his 3yo campaign in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau on Monday.
The unbeaten Shamardal colt bids for a third victory over a mile at ParisLongchamp in the trial for the Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains, which is now scheduled to take place over the same course and distance on Monday, 1 June.
The similarly unbeaten Earthlight, also a 3yo homebred Shamardal colt, was also entered in the Prix de Fontainebleau but the 2019 Group 1 Middle Park Stakes winner will not be taking up his engagement after spraining a fetlock.
Andre Fabre, who trains both colts, explained: “Earthlight pulled up slightly sore after work yesterday and upon examination appears to have a fetlock sprain. He will have a couple of easy days and won’t run next week. The horse has done really well over the winter and we are looking forward to seeing him back on the track soon.
“Victor Ludorum looks to be in good form and has really benefited from the fine spring. He will run in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau on Monday at Longchamp.”