Maxime Guyon and Andre FabrePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
A Prix Noailles For Soldier's Life
Time/Date - 14.50hrs local time/Monday, April 21, 2014
Racecourse/Country - Longchamp/France
Surface/Distance - Turf/1m 2f 110y
Lightly-raced A Soldier’s Life steps up in class for the Group Three Prix Noailles over an extended 10 furlongs at Longchamp, France, on Monday, April 21.
The three-year-old Authorized colt, trained by Andre Fabre, won well on his debut in a 10-furlong Saint-Cloud race for unraced horses on March 11.
He ran at the same course again on April 2, over an additional 110 yards, when staying on well from the rear in a slowly-run race to finish second, beaten two and a half lengths by Nolohay.
Maxime Guyon, in the saddle for A Soldier’s Life’s first two outings, takes the ride again.
A Soldier’s Life has four rivals, including the progressive Gailo Chop, who has won his last three races culminating in the Group Three Prix La Force at Longchamp on April 6, the consistent Aventador and stable companion Gallante.
Godolphin won the 2011 renewal of the Prix Noailles with Grand Vent.