Vadero lives up to tall reputation with ease
Report: France, Friday
Pau: Prix Camille Duboscq (Listed hurdle) 4yo, 2m1½f
VADERO D'AIRY (Jacques Ortet/Jonathan Plouganou) made it three out of three over hurdles in the most emphatic manner in scoring by five lengths.
Ortet hasn't attempted to hide his esteem for Simon Munir's exciting son of Anzillero, who became the Pau trainer's ninth winner of the race.
Million attempted to stretch the field from the start but after barely half a mile Plouganou, who was standing in for the injured David Cottin, allowed his mount to stride on in front.
As the race unfolded on the second circuit his six rivals came under more and more pressure and, although Million once again looked set to challenge approaching the last, Valero D'Airy moved into overdrive on the flat.
"You'll be seeing him in the Prix d'Indy at Auteuil [March 17], although I might give him a start over fences before that," said a beaming Ortet.