Mikel Delzangles: has been trying to calm Ming Dynasty downPICTURE: Getty Images
Dynasty back to best
with Group 2 success
Report: France, Sunday
Chantilly: Prix du Conseil de Paris (Group 2) 1m4f, 3yo+
MING DYNASTY (Mikel Delzangles) proved his Prix Niel running all wrong and set up a potentially exciting conclusion to his 2015 after defeating old rival Migwar under Umberto Rispoli
Ming Dynasty had a length and a half in hand when he first clashed with Migwar in August and the result was all but repeated here as Migwar threw down a big challenge but never looked like reeling in the son of King's Best.
In between times the pair were both soundly beaten by New Bay at Longchamp, but trainer Mikel Delzangles believes there were excuses for that loss of Ming Dynasty's unbeaten record.
"I was very disappointed after the Niel but he was very nervous that day," said Delzangles. "He got very upset beforehand and didn't run his race at all. Since then we have taken him racing three times to get him used to it and he was very calm today and has repeated his effort at Clairefontaine, where he beat Migwar."
International raids considered
Qatar Racing bought a 50 per cent stake in Migwar from his owner/breeders the Wildenstein family and connections will treat any potential invitation to events such as the Japan Cup seriously.
Delzangles added: "We'll talk it over with the owners but I expect him to stay in training at four. He might run again this year if he gets an invitation abroad."